This week’s assignment started by directing us to complete a self-assessment, which I felt was a well laid out chart with established skills and a level in which to rate yourself from 1 being poor up to 5 being good. I think it was a good exercise, giving us a better insight to our strengths and weaknesses. I do in fact think that I learned something new about myself and could more easily answer the question of “tell me your strengths and weaknesses”, which is often asked at interviews or promotion boards.
Based on the Clifton Strengths Assessment my top five strengths are strategic, deliberative, learner, maximize and individualization. As an individual, I rarely look into my weakness. I believe that when your too focused on your weakness, you forget about your strengths. Everything the book said is true, and we need to take the time to look at our strengths and make it perfect. It is true that in this world or the school system, we are taught to look at our weakness and correct it so that we can become stronger in our life. This book brings out the truth that I longed to hear for a long time. Invariably, I hear my professor tell their students that for them success in life, they must practice and look at our weakness. This book proves it wrong because for us to become successful, we must stay to our strengths’ path.
After assessing my strengths and weaknesses from the self-assessment survey, I am not surprised by the results. Prior to this survey it has always been clear on my weaknesses and my strengths pursuing a career as a therapist. I am a very sensitive person, particularly when it comes to people being violated. Often when people are emotional around me, especially telling me something that they are going through, I tend to cry with them or get as emotional with them. I don’t know how I will be able to sit and talk with a person if they are telling me about being raped, kidnapped or beaten. I know that I can overcome this because in the past I have been put in situations where people have come to me about matters such as being raped or seeing
Which by fault are the areas that I want to improve in. The steps in which I would take to improve these scores would be to take the initial step and talk to Mrs. Pendergrass, who is my CSUA advisor. Then decide which Key to Success workshops I should attend. I picked one for time management on Monday, September 18, 2017, another for reading Monday, September 25, 2017 and one more for test taking skills on Monday October 16, 2017. I also decided to get a tutor to help me study for exams and organize my notes. Another step I am going to take is putting time aside to go the library to study without
I was interested by the results discovered at the completion of the StrengthsFinder Survey. While I found the strengths listed surprising at first, after reading the descriptions I could see how they fit my personality and life experiences. I believe it will be a challenge learning how to utilize each individual strength into my life and career, but it will be worthwhile to take the things I’m already good at and use them to my advantage. My top 5 strengths were reported to be harmony, communication, responsibility, discipline, and consistency (Clifton, Anderson, & Schreiner, 2006). I will work to integrate and utilize these strengths into my professional life.
I have learned a lot about myself by doing the self assessment. I was mostly surprised that I scored higher in discovering self-motivation because most of the time I do not have any motivation to do most things. I set things aside until the very last minute to do almost anything. Also, I am surprised that I scored high in independence, even though I have done activities by myself, I really do not like doing things myself. I always ask someone to go with me somewhere and if they cannot go, I have to actually build up to get myself to go there without a person. Some of my lower scores did not surprise me. I know I do not really believe in myself, I always second guess myself. Additionally, my score for adopting lifelong learning, did not surprise
Bethel University provides students with a self-assessment survey. (Bethel University, 2014). The comprehensive manner in which the survey is designed provides students the opportunity to explore their strong and weak skills. This survey is advantageous for students who desire to improve on their weaknesses as well as their strengths. Honesty and integrity are required when responding to the survey, otherwise, self-improvement diminishes. Completing the survey enabled me to discover my weaknesses and strengths. Observing my results caused feelings of competency to inadequacy. However, these feelings soon subsided, and I began to realize the potential for self-improvement. Clearly now I see my strong skills and the dearth of skills in my
It is vital when looking for a new job or career that you know what skills and qualities you have. Knowing what you can or cannot do will alter what employers and positions there are for you. Throughout my higher education at Full Sail University, I have been able to overcome weaknesses that I have and raised other strengths beyond what I thought I could. Matching what you are good at and not so good at can help shape what your life path will be. Looking deeper into my personal capabilities, I have discovered three strengths and three weaknesses that I have and I’m working on eliminating or improving. If you are not good at something, improving even slightly can have a nice positive impact on your overall quality of
In this self-assessment my overall scores for writing skills, reading skills, speaking skills and, listening skills. For writing my score was seventeen, reading was twenty-two, speaking was a twenty-five, and listening was twenty-four; my highest score was speaking skills and my lowest was writing skills. I believe that speaking is my strongest skill because of my experience in speaking in front of people since my sophomore year of high school. I was involved with DECA and, JROTC; now I’m a student ambassador which really can make you outgoing. My weakest skill would be writing.
3- Bethel certainly brought us an enlightening exercise this time. I found that in the areas of “Critical thinking and reasoning” and “Creative problem solving” I graded out as a five, both from myself and Wanda: (Bethel University, 2014, p. 17). I always like to give the good news first. On the other hand, in the areas of “Reading” and “Time management”, I need a little work. Actually, I need more than a little work, I need an extensive remodel. Yes, this was unanimous with Wanda as well. However,I do not see this as a bad thing because the purpose of taking this test was to figure out my weaknesses as well as strengths. Now that I know what both are, I can get to work on the weaknesses. The first thing I am going to do is to practice
I have found that self-assessment of my knowledge and personal skills will keep me on the right path in order to achieve my development needs. I have to aspire to achieving the skills and knowledge I identify that I require. Monitoring this is important, as it will be the difference in achieving skills and not being competent. Taking any opportunity to learn, or build on my current skills is essential in progression. I need to take advantage of technology that may help me in accomplishing and achieving goals and skills. Recognising that I have potential to do and be anything if I put my mind and effort to it, it will help me reach my aspirations. This is where setting goals comes in to affect. As I set goals and apply my success and failures
The self-assessment questionnaire revealed a lot about my outlook and my understanding towards different cultures. This first section of questions was based on ethnocentrism, which is described as being “ignorant of the relation of culture to behavior and self, lacking competency in understanding cross-cultural issues, and lacking appreciation of the effects of historical and contemporary racism” (Winkelman, 2009). My answers scored a value of 2 on a range from 0-12, where 0 is described as normal and 12 as being fully ethnocentric. This result shows that I do have a very slight ethnocentric tendency since it’s not a score of 0, but for the most part, that I do not have an ethnocentric personality. Therefore, I do not consider my culture superior to others and that I am aware of the various differences in cultures. To me, this part of the questionnaire seemed accurate to my personality since I have made friends in elementary school up until now that were of different cultures than my own. When I was growing up, my first language was French and I was surrounded by the religion of my mother and father’s families, which was Catholicism. I found going to school where not every student had the same background or culture really opened my eyes to the fact that everyone has different rituals and routines associated to their cultures. I was lucky enough to have religion classes in both elementary school and high school, which showed us how different some religions or cultures are
My current strengths include; my honesty and passion towards my work. I have always been positive and confident regarding my aims and targets. Along with these, I am a good decision maker, due to which I can make right and quick decisions. Moreover, I have ability to motivate others and do team work. I am also a responsible person, when I make a target; I work day and night to achieve my goal.