Assessing enables you to identify your values, experiences, knowledge, strengths and limitations then completing a reality check of your self-assessment. A reality check expands our view of ourselves through reflecting on others’ perspectives.
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When you assess your environment, it is important that you understand aspects about yourself. Peer evaluation, reviewing your last CLPNA Continuing Competency Program Learning Plan and your workplace performance appraisal can assist you with areas to develop. In addition there are many well known tests available to help you better understand your personality preferences and why you respond in certain ways. For example:
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory is to provide an understanding of how people perceive information and make decisions using the theory of psychological types.
The Working Style Analysis (DISC) examines the styles and preferences of individual’s behaviour in their environment or within a specific situation.
True Colors™ is a model for understanding personality temperament. The colors of Orange, Green, Blue and Gold are used to differentiate the four central personality styles
The VIA Character Survey focuses on what is best in you and is at the center of the science of well-being. The 24 character strengths fall under six broad virtues: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence.
The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) helps assess an individual’s interest in occupational areas and presents a comparison to people who are happily and successfully employed in those fields. This tool also provides an estimate of the individual’s confidence in his or her ability to perform various occupational activities.
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Bolles, Richard (2015). What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.
Tieger, Paul (2014). Do what you are: discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type.
Once you understand your preferences it is important to compare your values to the organization’s values to make sure you are a good fit.