Personality Assessment

Everyone has unique personality traits that are developed through the different stages of life. Your personality, sometimes referred to as your temperament, is influenced by many different things. That is why, if you look at your mother, father or even your best friend, you will see some striking similarities and some GREAT differences. An understanding of these similarities and differences not only helps us navigate complex relationships, but it also gives us a greater understanding of ourselves.

Understanding ourselves and each other takes a great deal of time and effort. Luckily, at the Career and Placement Unit we have several tools to aid us in making that process a bit simpler.

Your personality has a great impact on the career you are likely to choose as you continue your adventures in career decision-making. To find your personality type, you can take the test below. It is important to visit the Career and Placement Unit for a more comprehensive assessment.


D - An outgoing, task-oriented individual that will be focused on getting things done, accomplishing tasks, getting to the bottom line as quickly as possible and MAKING IT HAPPEN!

Style: Task-oriented / Outgoing
Description: Dominant, Driving, Doers
Symbol: Exclamation point - emphatic in everything they do
Focus: Get the job done - just do it! Overcome opposition and achieve your goals! Winners never quit... quitters never win!
Basic Needs: Challenge, Control, Choices
Outlook on Life: To lead or be in charge

I - An outgoing, people-oriented individual that loves to interact, socialize and have fun. This person is focused on what others may think of him or her. (The key insight in developing a relationship with this type person is ADMIRATION and RECOGNITION).

Style: People-oriented / Outgoing
Description: Inspirational, Influencing, Impulsive
Symbol: Star - They love recognition and being the center of attention
Focus: I am for you! If we all pull in the same direction and stay motivated, there is no end to the success... and fun... we can have.
Basic Needs: Recognition, Approval, Popularity
Outlook on Life: To persuade others to their way of thinking

S - A reserved, people-oriented individual that will enjoy relationships, helping or supporting other people and working together as a team. (The key insight in developing a relationship with this person is FRIENDLINESS and SINCERE APPRECIATION).

Style: People-oriented / Reserved
Description: Steady, Stable, Supportive
Symbol: Plus/Minus - They bring a balance to the people equation
Focus: All for one and one for all. If we all work together, we can make a great team. Working together we can do it!
Basic Needs: Appreciation, Security, Approval
Outlook on Life: To provide necessary support to help get the job completed

C - A reserved, task-oriented individual that will seek value, consistency and quality information. This person focuses on being correct and accurate. (The key insight in developing a relationship with this individual is TRUST and INTEGRITY).

Style: Task-oriented / Reserved
Description: Competent, Cautious, Careful
Symbol: Question Mark - They want to know the "why" behind
Focus: Make sure things are done in a correct manner. Goods and services provided with quality ensure long-standing relationships.
Basic Needs: Quality answers, Excellence, Value
Outlook on Life: To be conscientious and consistent


Knowing more about your personality — and yourself — can help you lead a life with less conflict and a sense of purpose. Even if you discover qualities of your personality that you’re unhappy with, the information can help you understand the things that may need changing.

A personality test can give you a great deal of insight about the core components that make up who you are. Personality is how we interact with the world and those around us. It determines whether we bounce back after a tragic event or relationship problem, or we get mired down by the feelings. Your personality helps determine whether you’ll get along with your co-workers and boss, or whether every conversation turns into an argument.

Below is a link to a website that provides a collection of interactive personality tests with detailed results that can be taken for personal entertainment or to explore more about personality assessment. 


"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bruce Lee