This is the second in a series of three posts about Personality Tests. If you missed Post One or Post Two please check it out as it explains how these results were obtained and will provide my results.
So why did I share these results with you? I believe that a teacher’s personality will have an impact on their job, classroom and it will impact your relationships with your students. I know that sometimes my introvert side needs to take solitude breaks to recharge, meaning I am more likely to stay in my class during off-duty recess than I am to go play outside with my students. I know my extrovert side loves to share with others all the great moments from within our classroom. I am a great mediator and have had excellent success in helping students talk through their conflicts in class to get a speedy solution. I am often able to help others understand the other side’s argument by translating it in their preferred style (thinking or feeling). I understand students from both sides fairly well because I fall in the middle of those styles of decision making (thinking or feeling). I default on the side of order and structure, which I believe is important. Yet, I also think students have no limits on their potential as people and it is my job to help them understand they can reach for the stars. As a kid, I was labeled in school by my address. I reached for the stars, excelled beyond the limits of that label and I know every student can do the same.
Moreover, I want you to see how having your students take this test to learn their results is an excellent addition to a PEP or any teacher’s records on a student. We, as educators, need to get to know our student’s personalities as part of getting to know the whole child. These kinds of exercises are a not a replacement for time investments in our students but they can give educators a quick start at the beginning of the year.