Self-Portrait: WHO AM I?

Self-Portrait: WHO AM I?

Temperament and Personality (35 tokens)

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Purpose: To promote self-reflection and self-evaluation about personality and temperament and their impact on classroom instruction.

 

Teaching Goals (TG): reflection; critical thinking

COE objective: I

Instructions: Teacher disposition is an important component of the teacher preparation process. Disposition can be viewed as a “habit of mind” or natural inclination towards a behavior. To assist you in understanding and critically examining your disposition, please complete this challenge, by typing your response after each question. Bold or otherwise make your responses distinguishable from the questions.

 

  1. Completion of and Evaluation of Appraisal Instruments

Step 1: Visithttps://personalitymax.com/personality-types/and click on “take the test.” on the right.  Here, there are other tests such as multiple intelligences, learning styles, brain hemispheres. They are all selected by default. Uncheck all exceptTPersonality Type and complete that assessment. It should take about 10 minutes.  The assessment starts right below the progress bar:

 

 

Once you have your results (e.g. ENFJ) you can view descriptions of your type on the website’s homepage.   [If you want to make this more interesting, you can start off by reading the 16 types, and guessing which one you are before taking the test.]

 

Answer the following:

 

  1. According to the personality type test, what is your personality?(hint: it is a four letter acronym).  Be sure to include the percentages of each letter (2 points)

 

 

  1. After researching your personality type, describe what this test suggests about you (just the facts). This may be inaccurate in your opinion, but you are not being asked about this here. Put excellent effort for full credit. It is assumed that you have the entire internet as a resource. However, do NOT copy and paste. You may want to begin by saying, the test suggests that I am ……..(3 points)

 

 

  1. Comment on the accuracy of the test. This must correspond with what you wrote in # 2 above. In other words you can’t make mention of something that is accurate about you, but you didn’t list that in #2.
  1. How accurately do you think the scale describes you? Very accurately, somewhat accurately, not accurate all. You may use a percentage to describe the level of accuracy (e.g. 70 % accurate) (1 point)
  2. Why do you think so? (2 points) You are not being asked to critique the test!!!! Focus on why you agree or disagree with the actual results of the test. For example, maybe it’s because your friends have told you on numerous occasions that you are such a kind person, but the test suggests that you are not a kind person. Alternatively, you can agree with the test because your friends have told you on multiple occasions that the way your express things can be hurtful.
    1. Where is it accurate?
    2. Where is it inaccurate?

 

Step 2: Visit the website for the Keirsey Temperament Scale at www.keirsey.com . There you will find a free version of the sorter, which is a personality inventory.  You will have to register with the site to take the profile.  After you have completed the sorter, you will receive a description of your personality type based on the information you provide.

 

Answer the following:

  1. According to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, identify your temperament: Guardian, Idealist, Artisan or Rational?  (1 point).

 

  1. In a similar manner as you did for the first test, describe what this scale suggests about you (just the facts). (2 points)

 

 

  1. In a similar manner as you did for the first test comment on the accuracy of the test. This must correspond with what you wrote in # 2 above. In other words you can’t make mention of something that is accurate about you, but you didn’t not list that in #2.
  1. How accurately do you think the scale describes you? (1 points)
  2. Why do you think so? (2 points) You are not being asked to critique the test!!!! Focus on why you agree or disagree with the actual results of the test.
    1. Where is it accurate?
    2. Where is it inaccurate?

 

  1. Classroom Implications

 

Answer the following about the tests in general.

 

  1. Identify two aspects of your personality/temperament that would be particularly beneficial in the classroom (2 points). Describe how each would benefit you or your students as a future teacher. Describe fully for full credit. (4 points)

 

  1. Identify one aspect of your personality that would potentially cause conflict in the classroom.

Hint: they all do (1 point). Describe fully for full credit. (2 points)

 

  1. Describe fully what you can do to minimize the occurrence of this conflict (2 points)

 

  • Broader Implications for Learning/Personal Development

 

Take some time to read up about other types of personalities, especially those that are very different from yours. For example, if you are anxNFx type (intuitive, feeling), read about an xSTx type (sensing, thinking) like ESTJ or ISTP. Then answer the following:

 

  1. What is your type from step1#1? (1 point) What type did you read up on? (1 point)

Identify one thing that you read about in that personality type that you do not feel comfortable with, or might be a source of head butting with your personality. (1 point) Describe why this might it be a source of conflict. (2 points)

 

  1. What have you learned from this exercise? Put some effort in your response for full credit. (5 points) Describe:
    1. a particular fact (1 point)
    2. something you can do in your future classroom (2 points)
    3. a larger lesson learned (2 points)

 

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