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Example Personality Report

This is an example personality report for a fictional individual with a 'Motivator' type of personality. This level of depth and detail is available for you, tailored to your unique personality style, in your full personality report.

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Sample Personality

This is an example personality report for a fictional person with a 'Motivator' personality. All of the detail and depth you see here is also available for your own individual personality results, so why not get started towards a full personality report like this one by trying a free test right now?

Introducing your personality report

Introducing your personality report

Welcome to your personality report. There's a lot to see here, and we hope you'll find some vital points to help you understand the way you behave, and perhaps find ways to develop your personality to help you meet your personal goals.

This report has been complied from the answers you gave to the Your Free Personality Test questionnaire. Based on those responses, we've put together a detailed assessment covering all sorts of different topics. You'll find a set of contents directly below, so you can read through the report in order, or click to jump to areas that especially interest you.

Reading this report

Getting the most from your personality assessment

ImportantBe sure to read this!

This report has been constructed automatically, based on the answers you gave while answering the Your Free Personality Test questionnaire. The fact that it's been put together by an automated process means that the report is a completely objective assessment of your personality, based on the answers you gave.

Just because it's objective, this doesn't mean that everything in the report must necessarily be true! This is the best assessment possible based on the information available, but there may conceivably be other factors to consider, outside the scope of the test, that would affect your results.

Another factor to consider is an effect that psychologists call confirmation bias. In this context, that reflects the fact that most people will tend to agree with positive comments about themselves, and disagree with statements that could could be seen as less positive. It's often the case, though, that comments challenging your preconceptions might be especially useful, so it's worthwhile to weigh your reactions to the report's contents accordingly.

Taking all that into account, we hope you find your personality report both useful and thought-provoking.

Reading your report Important

Important: Be sure to read this!

To get the most out of your report, it's important that you take a moment to absorb the comments in this 'Reading this report' section.

About You

Key features of your personality
  • Dynamic
  • Assertive
  • Impulsive
  • Masterful
  • Daring
  • Original
  • Imaginative
  • Flamboyant
  • Flexible
  • Exploratory
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Four factors at the heart of your personality

Four factors at the heart of your personality

From your answers to the personality questionnaire, we can calculate the values of four key personality factors that describe your unique personal style. These four factors lie at the heart of this report and its analysis, combining to give us insights into all the different areas and topics covered here. The relative values of these factors in your personality style are shown in the chart below:

Dominance
Influence
Steadiness
Compliance

Dominance

A measure of your directness and assertiveness, associated with a willingness to take risks and accept challenges. Dominance is a moderately important factor in your personal style.

Influence

A measure of your sociability, openness and confidence with others. Influence is a moderately important factor in your personal style.

Steadiness

A measure of your patience with others, and your readiness to take a thoughtful, long-term approach. Steadiness is a relatively unimportant factor in your style.

Compliance

A measure of your interest in structure and order, and your willingness to comply with rules and regulations. You have a balanced attitude toward behaviour of this kind.

So, what does that mean in practice?

You're a motivated individual, dynamic and energetic, who's always ready to take direct action, or respond rapidly to changing events. You're a person who prefers to act directly, rather than consider or discuss matters, and you'll want to see results as rapidly as possible.

How your scores are calculated

How your scores are calculated

The answers you gave to the personality test questionnaire are analysed using a system called DISC (from the initials of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, the factors it's based on). This DISC system is one of the most widely used professional personality asessments in the world, and we use that theory in conjunction with professional reporting techniques to bring you your individualised personality report.

Key traits in your personality

The traits listed below are some of the most prominent in your individual personality style:

Originality

Being ready to investigate new ideas or attempt untried solutions

Eagerness

Showing an enthusiastic readiness to take part in an activity.

Humour

Communicating in a light-hearted and sociable manner.

Positivity

Generating an atmosphere of positivity and enthusiasm.

Adaptability

Being ready to adjust to sudden changes or new developments.

About traits

Traits is a word that simply refers to distinct elements or features of your personality. If you need help with any of the terms used in this report, remember that this report includes a Glossary of Terms available for you to check at any time.

Your most important traits

More about your general approach

Here's a selection of 'Style Keynotes' that highlight various important features of your personal style:

  • You're a quick-thinking person, with a capacity to reach decisions quickly, and to take control of a situation where necessary. You also have strong interpersonal skills, and you're capable of communicating with others in a sociable and persuasive way.
  • You have an independent and individualistic attitude to life. You're not afraid to express your own attitudes or opinions in a confident manner, and you're unconcerned about being the centre of attention when a situation calls for it.
  • You're not afraid to act on your intentions, or to turn your ambitions into practical actions. Once a new idea occurs to you, you'll be impatient to start making it a reality, and your reserves of drive and energy mean that you'll often be able to motivate others to help you in your plans.

What are your most important values?

Positive communication is something you value, so that open and inspiring interaction with others is something that motivates you strongly. You're highly expressive, ready to freely discuss your opinions and ideas with others, and you especially value positive feedback and appreciation from those around you.

Values are an important feature of any personality, and you can find out more about your particular set of values in the 'Core Values' section later in this report.

Your most important values

How does your personal style compare with other people?

This chart divides personalities up into twenty-five blocks, and is set up in such a way that people are divided more-or-less equally across the chart (that is, each block generally contains about 4% of the population as a whole). We've marked the block that contains your style so you can see how it compares with the other possibilities.

Style Card

Your Style

Your style is somewhat Assertive.

Assertive

A measure of willingness to take direct action, or to take charge of a situation. This is a very strong feature of your personal style.

Controlled

A measure of self-reliance, relating to an analytical and precise approach. Control appears moderately often in your approach.

Open

A measure of a person's willingness to communicate freely and express their ideas. Openness appears moderately often in your approach.

Receptive

A measure of acceptance of others, and a readiness to show patience and caution. This kind of behaviour rarely appears in your personal approach.

Your Core Values

Values at the heart of your behaviour
Positive and Negative

Understanding Core Values

'Core Values' are the values that lie at the heart of your personality. These are concepts that represent the driving forces behind your most instinctive decisions and reactions. These are the values that you'll most naturally seek in a situation, and lie behind the ways you make judgements and evaluate ideas.

Core Values: basic concepts

To illustrate how Core Values work, consider (for example) the kind of person who strongly values 'Challenge'. People like this will go out of their way to find themselves in demanding or challenging situations, and will naturally avoid conditions that don't challenge them like this. These kinds of people will also tend to judge both events and people based on this underlying value.

Advantages and Disadvantages

These driving forces behind a personality won't always have a positive effect. Depending on circumstances, they can be either advantageous or disadvantageous. In particular, it can often be difficult for a person to engage positively in a situation that fails to support the Core Values of their personality.

For that reason, understanding your Core Values can also help you to understand the ways you naturally react to a whole range of different situations, and help you to adapt your approach in a positive way.

Your main Core Values

The Core Values shown here represent some of the most important in your personality style. These values are reflected in your general attitude to life, affecting the ways you interact with others, as well as how you make judgements and reach decisions.

Your main Core Values

Originality

You have an active and dynamic approach to life, and that means that you can quickly become bored or disinterested by unchanging or repetitive situations. You look for novelty and innovation, and you enjoy exploring new possibilities and new challenges.

Pleasure

You're a person who believes that life should be enjoyable, both for yourself and for those around you. You're a highly sociable type of person, and you enjoy developing positive relationships with those around you - something at which your outgoing and optimistic style makes you very effective.

Variety

You can quickly become bored in situations that don't provide you with enough activity or stimulus, and you also find it hard to maintain interest in tasks that involve repetitive work. Instead, you're a person who thrives on variety, and you'll be at your best in situations that provide constant change and challenge.

Abilities, Strengths, Limitations

Your greatest advantages, and the limits of your style
Abilities, Strengths, Limitations

For every different personality type, there are distinct advantages: attitudes and abilities that provide distinct benefits in particular kinds of situations. Going alongside those abilities, however, are also a series of limitations: situations or conditions that don't fit your personality well. In this section we'll look at the notable strengths of your individual personality style, and also consider the limitations that go along with those personal strengths.

Strengths and Limitations

In the section that follows, we give a summary of the key abilities connected with your personality style, as well as the limitations that come along with them.

Icon: StrengthThis symbol marks the positive strengths and abilities deriving from your underlying personality type, and the conditions where they come to the fore.

Icon: LimitationEach advantage has an accompanying disadvantage, and this symbol marks those areas or conditions where your natural approach might be less positive.

Originality

Icon: StrengthYou're always ready to try new approaches to a problem, and you have an individualistic attitude that lends you the assertiveness to help back up new ideas and bring them into action. You're concerned with seeing rapid and tangible results, so you can be highly effective in putting new concepts into practice.

Icon: LimitationYou prefer to have scope to develop your own work, and as such you can be less effective as part of a team or group. You find a lack of change or challenge to be demotivating, and in slow-moving or repetitive situations you're likely to quickly lose interest.

Pace

Icon: StrengthYou're a person with a strong sense of pace and dynamism. You have the personal energy to motivate yourself, and an element of drive in your style that will help you to reach your goals in life. Your quick-thinking nature also gives you a sensitive side, so that you're often able to notice matters of detail that others might miss.

Icon: LimitationYour urgent attitude and your direct style can lead to others seeing you as impatient at times, or a little insensitive to their needs. If you need the support of others to achieve your goals, it will be worthwhile taking time to show a more patient and accepting side from time to time.

Energy

Icon: StrengthYou're a person with drive and pace, who has an energetic and motivated style. You'll often find yourself at the centre of events, and your profile suggests that you're quite happy and confident in a pivotal role of that kind.

Icon: LimitationYour personal style has an element that's strongly confident, but you can sometimes be unreceptive to other, or even impatient with them. Your positive approach works well in relaxed and open situations, but it may be less effective in a more formal or pressured situation, where a cooler, more considered attitude will often prove more effective.

Personal Development

Adapting and developing your personal approach

All about ‘personal development’

The personality questionnaire doesn't just look at your current personality, but also at the potential shifts and adjustments under the surface. Using this information, it's possible infer potential development you might like to see in your approach to help you adapt to your current life situation.

In this section we look at the changes and developments you might want to see in your personality, based on the answers you gave to the personality questionnaire. As well as looking at the potential changes themselves, we'll also offer some suggestions and hints to help you develop your personal style in those ways.

Underlying patterns in your personality

We can measure the kinds of potential develop in your personality using the standard DISC traits of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. In the chart shown below, the coloured bars correspond to these four factors. Bars above the central line are features you likely want to emphasise in your style, while those below the line represent behaviours you'd prefer to reduce. The larger the bar, the stronger the effect.

Draw Your Own Conclusions

The kinds of personal development discussed in this section are all extrapolated from the answers you gave during your personality questionnaire. You are the only person who can judge how they apply to you in reality, and its therefore important to treat the comments here as constructive suggestions rather than definitive comments.

Draw Your Own Conclusions
Dominance
Influence
Steadiness
Compliance

Dominance

The level of Dominance in your style is relatively high, and it seems that you're seeking to reduce the influence of this factor somewhat.

Influence

There's a slight adjustment indicated in your Influence value, but as this is already high, the change would be unlikely to be significant.

Steadiness

Steadiness is relatively low in your personal style, and you show little focus on adjusting it in either direction.

Compliance

It appears that your current approach is seeking to adjust to a higher level of Compliance, corresponding to a more analytical and systematic attitude

What these changes mean in practice

You seem to be looking to develop a more organised, systematic and co-operative approach to life than at present. All the adjustments shown in your profile are focusing on these features, and it appears that you feel a need to adopt a more controlled and diplomatic approach to communication, and a less direct and assertive style with those around you.

Personal action plan

How can you best approach personal development of the kind discussed here? One effective way to make a change is to approach it as a series of simple steps. For each step, consider how best to apply a change to your home and your work life. Based on the personal development assessment discussed here, you might find the approaches shown here to be effective:

  • A useful general approach to the kinds of adaptations you seem to be seeking is to take more time before you act, to consider the implications of those actions on other people. Try to consider not only those who might be immediately affected by your choices, but the longer term effects that are harder to foresee, and the implications they might have for others.
  • For the types of changes suggested in your profile, it's important to be able to assess the reasons behind a conclusion, rather than forming it on instinct or experience. Next time you're faced with a decision like this, try to examine the reasons behind it to find how well founded it is, and be ready to change your position if those reasons don't fit the available facts.
  • As a relatively direct individual, you'll often come across situations where the appropriate action seems straightforwardly obvious. Next time a situation of this kind arises, take a moment to consider your actions before asserting yourself: sometimes, a forthright approach isn't the most helpful, and a more calm and measured attitude will reveal more to a situation than first meets the eye.
Making a change

Relating to Other People

Making connections with other people

Relationships and communication

The ways that you communicate with other people, and build relationships with them, are questions that lie at the heart of your personality. These are questions built on your perceptions of others, and on their perceptions of you.

Those perceptions are necessarily filtered through the kinds of presumptions and attitudes rooted in your personality style. These kinds of 'filtering' effects will affect the ways you interpret others' words and actions, and in turn the ways you act towards those around you. It's these kinds of effects that we consider in this section of the report.

Relationships and communication

Understanding others

In this section, we look at the most important aspects of your personality when it comes to understanding and judging those around you. These are the most important things you look for when you're interacting with others, and they also help to define the kinds of preconceptions you bring to bear in communication.

  • You enjoy interacting with others, and you're an effective communicator, especially in more favourable circumstances. Under more pressured or antagonistic conditions, though, the direct and demanding side to your style can be expected to emerge. In conditions like these, you can show a much more impatient attitude to those around you.
  • Your responsive and dynamic style shows unusual levels of adaptability: that is, you react quickly to events, and you cope well with change. Many people do not share those qualities, however, and you may find it necessary to show a slightly more patient attitude if you wish to persuade others to join you in a new venture or experience.
  • Attention is particularly important to you, and you like to feel that others not only acknowledge you but take your input seriously. Because of this, part of your judgement of others is based on how positively they react to you. An approach like that would be natural for most people, of course, but it seems to be particularly important in your case. It's important to be aware, though, that many people are less demonstrative and outgoing than you are, and the mere fact that they don't acknowledge you specifically should not be taken to mean that they don't appreciate your ideas or input.

How others relate to you

Your own presumptions will necessarily affect your understanding of others' personal styles, but this is equally true of everyone else. In the same way that you tend to interpret others' attitudes in your own terms, those around you will also be applying their own 'filters' to your behaviour. Those filters can be extremely varied, and there isn't space to go into all the possible combinations here, but it is possible to make a few general comments.

  • The reactions of others to your style will tend to depend on the circumstances. In more relaxed conditions, you can be open to others and expressive of your own ideas, but you have a more competitive side to your style, too, and you'll tend to respond to challenges by showing a more directly assertive approach.
  • Others will normally respond well to your bright and positive attitude, and in many cases your individualistic style can be highly motivating to other people. Because of that spontaneous approach, your actions can sometimes seem unpredictable, so that your approach may be difficult for more orderly types to understand.
  • Your extremely direct style may sometimes be difficult for others to approach, especially those who don't share your forthright attitude to life. If it's important for you to understand others' points of view, you may need to take time to show a more patient and understanding approach in order to persuade them to express themselves freely.
Learning to communicate more effectively

Learning to communicate more effectively

You're a person with a dominant and responsive attitude, who's capable of interacting with others in a positive and confident way, but who also has the capacity to show a more direct and assertive attitude when faced with challenges. You're not a patient person, and this can lead others to see you as impulsive at times, but it also makes you an adaptable communicator who can adjust your approach to suit different situations.

A consequence of your active and impatient attitude is that you tend not to take time to truly absorb and consider others' suggestions or comments, and you'll rarely take time to analyse a situation in detail. Because of this, you tend to communicate with others on a relatively broad and general level, rather than addressing the specifics of a situation. Sometimes showing greater interest in the facts of a matter can lead you to a more informed opinion.

Your Work Style

The impact of your personality on your work life

Understanding your work style

The particular features of your personality have a critical effect on the you approach your working life. In this section, we look at the ways your personality affects important elements of your work, as well as the ways you will typically interact with your work colleagues.

Key work skills

For each type of personality, there are particular set of important work skills, where your individual approach meshes with the needs of a role to create particular strengths.

The details of these work skills will vary depending on the particular needs of your role, but here we give some broad summaries of the kinds of work skills associated with your personality.

Your work style

Originality

You're unafraid to explore new ideas or possibilities, and indeed you're often engaged by more original and inventive solutions. You're not easily dissuaded by the notion of risk, and you're ready to pursue new innovations, and to take advantage of novel opportunities as they arise.

Positivity

Working in conditions that are open and generally favourable is important to you: you like work to be a positive and enjoyable experience for yourself, and for those around you. Your cheerful and outgoing approach will often help to foster positive working conditions of this kind.

Adaptability

You're a flexible and responsive type of person, who's ready to make changes to achieve the most effective results possible. Despite your assertive style, you're open to the arguments of others, and if you can see that a new approach to a problem will yield better results, you're ready to adapt as needed.

Leadership

Performance in a leadership role

You have a style that's likely to be effective in many kinds of leadership role. Your significant personal motivation, along with your communicative abilities, will often help motivate those around you. You also have a keen practical sense, and you're capable of focusing on achieving a task when need be. You're an urgent type of person, too, and you'll look for a similar level of responsiveness from your team.

Leadership

Working in a Team

Performance as part of a team

There's a rather commanding aspect to your style, and in a team situation this is especially likely to show itself, so that you'll normally seek a position of significant influence within a group. That's especially true in more challenging circumstances, or where you feel that the team is failing to perform to its full potential.

Teamwork

Planning Your Career

Identifying ideal roles for your personality style

What are the ideal roles for your personality?

Successful career planning depends on identifying the kind of roles that best suit your personal preferences and abilities. With a match like this, you can aim for a working situation in which you are not only motivated and engaged, but also given the opportunity to put your natural abilties to use. In this section, we look at the kinds of role that closely match your personality in this way.

These role matches are calculated exclusively from your personality style, and don't take other factors into account. Many of these roles will also involve specialist knowledge or skills, but such questions lie outside the scope of a personality assessment like this. So, based specifically on your personality factors, the kinds of roles that would likely suit you best are shown below.

Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing is an area covering a wide range of roles, but in most of these a persuasive and communicative personality provides significant advantage. A sense of resilience, and of self-reliance, will also be valuable in roles of this kind.

Roles matching your style
  • Marketing Director
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Salesperson: Financial Services
  • Insurance Sales Agent
Arts & Media

Arts & Media

Arts and media represent related areas where communication skills are paramount, and a level of creativity and originality is also valuable. Roles in this area often benefit from a more competitive, motivated attitude.

Roles matching your style
  • Actor
  • PR Manager
  • Journalist
  • PR Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
Social & Legal

Social & Legal

Roles in this category tend to require motivation to help other people and to understand their needs and respond in an effective manner. An ability to work within a system of rules is often also a requirement.

Roles matching your style
  • Solicitor
  • Private Investigator
  • Barrister
Role Templates

Role Templates

These Role Templates don't represent a specific work area, but rather a series of general categories of role describing broad areas of work. Close matches here show that your personality fits the needs of one or more of these role categories.

Roles matching your style
  • Motivating Leader
  • Entrepreneurial Role

Enhancing your CV

Using this report in your CV

When you're describing yourself in your CV or résumé, it's often useful to include a short section describing your personal style, and using this report gives you a usefully objective source for a summary like this. You can of course quote any element of the report, but the following provides a helpful general overview of your personality, summing up your approach in a single paragraph.

I'm an animated and dynamic type of person, who actively seeks new challenges and communicates with others in an enthusiastic and motivating way. I'm assertive and confident, and capable of dealing equally well with challenging and pressure-filled situations, and with those that need a more social and persuasive approach.

In the same vein, it can be useful to provide a summary of your personality in terms of personality traits. Your key traits are listed in the 'About You' section, above, but we've reproduced them here for convenience:

  • Originality
    Being ready to investigate new ideas or attempt untried solutions
  • Eagerness
    Showing an enthusiastic readiness to take part in an activity.
  • Humour
    Communicating in a light-hearted and sociable manner.
  • Positivity
    Generating an atmosphere of positivity and enthusiasm.
  • Adaptability
    Being ready to adjust to sudden changes or new developments.

Confirmation bias A common tendency to focus on comments that reinforce preconceptions, and disregard or reject those that challenge existing ideas.

Core value One of the most fundamental underlying values of a personality, from which actions and behaviours tend to ultimately originate.

Filter A series of expectations and presumptions applied by one person to another's behaviour, based on their own personal style.

Role A set of expected or required behaviours related (for example) to a particular job.

Trait A general term for any identifiable factor or element of the personality.