I understand that it is unusual for someone to go into this much detail relating to how they are who they are. I am proud of the things that make me – me! Self-reflection is difficult for everyone, I enjoy taking the opportunity to use proven psychological tools to learn as much about myself as I can. Please take a moment to review this researched based self-reflection.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: I prefer to look at the bigger picture of what is going on, looking for patterns and future possibilities. I make decisions based primarily on logic and objective analysis of cause and effect; not on values and subjective evaluation of person-centered concerns. I enjoy a flexible and spontaneous approach to life.

Type: INTJ (Introversion, iNtuition, Thinking, Judgment)

My preferred work tasks

  • Developing Strategy
  • Analyzing complex problems
  • Recognizing multiple opportunities in the environment
  • Devising technical solutions to problems
  • Selling other on new ideas and opportunities

My preferred work environment

  • A fast growing, high energy atmosphere
  • Rewards entrepreneurial initiative
  • Is technologically sophisticated and current
  • Is Characterized by autonomy and freedom to think differently
  • Offers opportunities to work with a variety of people on a variety of tasks

Strong Interest Inventory: I rate very high in the enterprising, investigate, and realistic themes. My top five areas of interest are:

  • Research
  • Politics & Public Speaking
  • Management
  • Science
  • Marketing & Advertising

I have a very slight preference to work alone, and a strong preference to learn from books and lectures. I prefer to take charge of groups and take risks.

Gallup Strengths Finder: My core strengths were evaluated in early 2013 using the Gallup Strengths Finder. This process evaluates the participant against 34 core strengths common to everyone. The following six themes were my strongest:

(Gallup, 2012)
1. Strategic
People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

2. Ideation
People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

3. Individualization
People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.

4. Futuristic
People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

5. Activator
People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.

6. Analytical
People who are especially talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.