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:
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:
- Personality Types: https://www.16personalities.com/personality-types
- The 16 Personality Type Profiles: https://www.truity.com/view/types
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator: http://www.davidson.edu/offices/career-development/students/career-and-major-exploration/career-assessment/mbti
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/
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