week 5 coaching course

This week, we are moving away from Story and now moving on towards purpose, as illustrated in the SPARCK Model:

In this week’s chapter of “Knowing Yourself,” students are exploring their personality type.  We have two assessments that we use, one in class and one online.

First, we’ve created a quick personality assessment test that we use in class that students can get a quick assessment of their type.  This assessment also includes a page with a variety of one-word characteristics for each four-letter code.  You can access this document here:

personality type assessment activity and characteristics, 9-10-18

Students are also encouraged to take an online version of the test for a more accurate result.  The best FREE assessment that we found is and recommend is: http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

We also STRONGLY RECOMMEND further exploration of their personality type with a series of links that provide more in-depth information about their type, which includes:

  • Overviews of their personality type.
  • Strengths and weaknesses.
  • Romantic relationship, friendship, and parenting patterns.
  • Career paths and major/career options.
  • Workplace habits (working in teams, job search process, workplace strengths and weaknesses, etc.).
  • Famous people with that particular type.
  • Personality type as a student – how you learn, write, procrastinate, serve as a leader, communicate, make decisions, play, and deal with stress.

The three best personality type information web sites that we found are:

We also provide additional links for further exploration in case they want even more insight regarding their personality type.

As you can see, students have a great opportunity to learn about themselves through their personality type.  We make sure that these online assessments, like another that they’ll do in a few weeks, should be taken with a grain of salt, as a small  piece of a puzzle of knowing yourself.

A few students have shared how much they’ve loved this activity – and hope that they get to do more activities where they get to know themselves much better.

Here’s the link to all of the Week 5 materials if you’re interested to see more: https://thedreamdean.com/life-design-program/hhs125-design-your-life-i-what-could-i-do-with-my-life/

For comments or suggestions, contact me at whjohnso@uncg.edu.


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