Self Evaluation is an essential part for us to grow into the best version of yourself becuase it gives us an opportunity to assess our performance and find areas on what to improve on. Recently, I took three different types of evaluation that will be helpful in how I interact with other, and determine what career fits me well depending on my personality. In this blog I share you the results and tell you what I think about the results and how these can help mold me to become a better person, friend, and peer.
MBTI Personality Trait
One year ago, I also took the same test as a personality test for our organization and I got ENTP-T. Just learning that I was an extrovert surprised me because from what I have observed, my personality is reserved and will only speak when it is needed. After taking the Myers-Brig Test Indicator, I wonder how my personality changed within a span of a year. I know got INFP-T. This introspective self-evaluating questionnaire makes me wonder whether to believe or not the result I got. However, given the hesitations, I still chose to agree with the results because the percentage shows that my scores are almost near the midpoint which was also the case when I took the exam a year ago. This means that my personality according to the MBIT did not change drastically. In terms of the personality I got, I do believe that it represented me well because I see myself as someone who is shy and reserved but has a burning passion to achieve the goals I want in my life. It’s also true that I am guided by my principle as I do most of my decisions based on what I think is right without compromising my principles and belief.
Given the test result, the careers for INFP-T does not appeal to me at all. These are the careers I will never want to be in when I start to find jobs. According to 16personalities.com, I am fit to become an author, counselor, physical rehabilitation, social work, psychology, or even the academe. This doesn’t appeal to me because I always wanted to work that hones my business skills and creative thinking skills. I feel that I will fit in a job in the corporate world.
Given the recommendations for “The Mediator”, I strongly believe that this is a good foundation to hone our strengths and improve on our weaknesses in order to become better future business leaders. As a business leader I think that the idea of constant improvement is important because our experience should make us become an improve version of ourselves most especially when we are challenged by these experiences. We should keep that burning passion to be our motivation to strive for success in the things we do, and the decisions we make.
Of all the three tests I took, I feel that the R-A-I-S-E-C Test represent me the best. I agree that I do like jobs that require to be hands-on and practical rather than jobs that requires you to think inquisitively. It was determine what my weakest points are such as having jobs that are conventional (jobs requiring me to follow strict rules) and artistic (jobs that require artistry). It’s true that these are really my weakest point most especially being instructed to follow strict rules and too much bureaucracy. I also agree that my highest qualities are social and enterprising. The social quality shows the same result to the MBTI while enterprising represents my interest in getting a business-related career in the future. However, the suggested jobs for my level with high preparation needed shows jobs I am not really seeing myself in the future because I of my willingness to work in the corporate world and not really doing jobs that involves doing counseling – just like what I said with the results I got for MBTI.
From the suggested jobs given to me by test, I am most interested with becoming a General or Operations Managers considering that the course I’m taking (Economics and Business Management) will help me in this type of job since it involves decision making and understanding information systems. I think that if ever I become a General or Operations Manager in the future, I feel that I will have a fulfilling career considering that all the lessons I learned in college will be applicable and will fit well with the job requirements for a general manager.
Considering that the quality that scored the highest was Social which jobs require talking to other people and working with others was contradicting the results of my MBIT that shows that I am an introvert. Yes, I believe that I am an introvert but it doesn’t mean that communicating with others should be kept at a minimal level. When dealing with work, social skills are important because good communication is a key for us to succeed most especially when working with groups. Good social skills in a business environment shows professionalism to the person we are talking to.
How I see myself and my performance may be different as to how my peers perceive me as a co-worker and a friend. This is what the 360-degree Assessment wants us to understand. Upon rating myself and looking at the results, it seems that I have underscored myself considering that my peers and friends scored somehow gave higher ratings than the rating I gave to myself while some had lower scores than my rating. I felt like during the course of evaluating myself, I’ve had a pessimistic outlook about myself. The test showed interesting results especially my top strengths and weaknesses.
According to the results from friends, my top five strongest qualities are involvement in contributing to the success, seeking for their opinions for decisions, consulting friends when making decisions, expressing who I am and what I believe in, and immersing myself in an environment of respecting everyone’s opinion. My bottom five are I am approachable, I am true to my value, principles, and beliefs, I express myself clearly, standing up against the popular opinion, and valuing my friends’ contributions in my life. I was actually aware of my top five strongest qualities but was surprised with my bottom five qualities because my values and principles in life will never be compensated with anything and that my friends’ contribution in my life is something I value and treasure.
In terms of work, my top five strongest qualities are my ability to translate learning into action, I am motivated to continuously learn and develop, I know how to connect with others and being able to see the good in them, and I value their contributions in the workplace. My bottom five qualities are that I prioritize people’s well-being over performance, deadlines, rules, regulations, going out of my way to help others, leading the team to achieving success, drawing positivism in every situation, and enjoying participating in teamwork. These classifications did not shock me at all because how I see myself when I am with peers is different when I am with my friends. I see working as a burden but then we have to be able to see the silver lining of enjoying doing work because we won’t succeed as a person if we are demotivated to work.
I think that the people overrated but then I appreciate their honest feedback about me. This is more than important for me because this will help me improve as a friend and as a peer. This type of evaluation is important because it increases our self-awareness of how we see ourselves and how others see us. 360-degree Assessment gives us a balanced view as they are a well-rounded view of our skills and behaviors. It also leverages our strengths which helps us excel more and boost our morale to strive to grow more. It also uncovers blindspots since it is a multi-rater feedback. Uncovering blindspots is important for our continuous improvement as a friend and as a peer. Lastly, it develops our skills as it gives us a starting point for the development of new skills and behaviors. This includes building on our current strengths and developing on ways how to turn those weaknesses into strengths.
These evaluations will serve as a guidance as I start my career in the near future. To see if there are any changes after a year, retaking the exam will help us evaluate whether we are able to improve on our weaknesses and develop our strengths. The evaluations will never define us as a person, but it certainly affects us to become the best versions of ourselves.