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Personality Test`

             By taking the three personality tests I discovered some interesting things about myself. First, was the “Big Five” Dimension of Personality test where I scored relatively high in the dimensions of extraversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability. Whereas, I posted average scores in the dimensions of openness and conscientiousness. According to the book a high score on conscientiousness and emotional stability were associated with high performance across all occupational groups and all measures of performance. Since I scored high in extraversion I would most likely be successful in jobs that require interaction with many other people during the day. The second test was the Machiavellianism test. Overall I scored average on this test. People who score high on this test are charming, lie easily and show little guilt when harming others. These people are usually more successful in jobs where there is a great deal of autonomy. Apparently, this happens because they are more free to do their own thing, and are not tied down by strict rules. Lastly, there was the self-monitoring test. Since my score was above eight I am high in self-monitoring. Those who are high self-monitors are better in jobs where they have to act different in different situations. Also high self-monitors tend to receive more promotions because they can adapt to different surroundings easier. The book also states, that high self-monitors do whatever it takes to generate positive reactions from others. Personally, I have to disagree with some of the predictions made by these tests. Some of the predictions made by these tests I feel are not accurate. An example would be that I scored high in the extravert section, but I do not feel like I would enjoy an interactive job with many people. As stated above I scored high on the self-monitoring test but I really do not do whatever it takes to get positive reactions from people.

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