Personality Profile Seminar
We had the pleasure of hearing about the scientific research behind personality testing and how it related to the workplace from our very own Dr. James Van Scotter and Dr. Jill Bradley-Geist. Prior to the event, students and Career Coaches were invited to complete two personality tests – the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and another based on the “Big 5” personality traits (openness to new experiences, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism). Read more about the meaning of each trait here.
As part of our luncheon, we also did a new exercise that had everyone get into groups of four in order to create their dream house. Groups were assembled based on the Keirsey results, meaning people of like mind were working together. We analyzed the houses and discussed how different personality types shape decision making.