Recognizing Your Personality Type Is Unbelievably Important For Goal Achievement

Deci & Ryan (2000/2009), Moran (2019), Schnitzer (2020), and Lawrence (2022) share their thoughts concerning the role personality type has regarding goal achievement.

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References

Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2000/2009). The “What” And “Why” Of Goal Pursuits: Human Needs And The Self-Determination of Behavior. [Abstract]. Psychological Inquiry, 11:4, 227 – 268. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327965PLI1104_01

Lawrence, A. (2022). Myers-Briggs And Temperament Groups: What Are Guardians, Artisans, Idealists, And Rationals? Retrieved from https://hubpages.com/education/Myers-Brigg-and-Dating

Moran, G. (2019). How To Set (And Achieve) Goals Based On Your Personality Type. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/90285001/how-to-set-and-achieve-goals-based-on-your-personality-type

Schnitzer, K. (2020). If You Have This Type Of Personality, This Is Your Life Goal. Retrieved from https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/if-you-have-this-type-of-personality-this-is-your-life-goal

Personality Assessments in the Workplace

“Personality assessments” need to become the norm as a requirement of the pre-employment process in all organizations, not just among those for the safety and emergency workforce.  It’s a controversial issue, but there are precautions which Human Resource Management can establish in alleviating/reducing lawsuits:

  • Write up the policy, place it on Intranet and company website, and on applications which applicants have to check and sign off on before any potential interviews can take place;
  • The policy should emphasize that applicants can be re-examined after 90 days, but with an entirely different Tester, when results from initial assessment are unfavorable;
  • If the applicant refuses to adhere to examination, the process ends immediately. Documentation stating applicant’s refusal is attached with the incomplete application for record-keeping purposes;
  • If second assessment results are also unfavorable, the pre-employment process ends immediately, with these results and the former attached to the application.

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