Self Reflection Lainey Sandborg
"Yes, the past may hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."

My Career Cluster Areas

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agriculture, food and natural resources workers enjoy working with animals, working outdoors, are interested in protecting the environment, and also like science classes more than others. They may provide advice and services that farmers and ranchers need to improve their products.

Health Science

Health Science workers enjoy helping people, follow instructions exactly, take good notes, and can work fast in an emergency. There are lots of different places for health science employees to work, including laboratories, hospitals, offices, or even cruise ships. Health science workers can work directly with people.

Human Services

Human Service workers tend to help their friends with their personal problems, are good listeners, care about people and want to help them in any way, and also like to help people look their best. In this cluster, a human service worker would work with individuals and their families to meet their personal needs.

My Key Interest Areas - SIA

S- Social

People with social interests like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They prefer to communicate more than to work with objects, machines, or data. They like to teach, to give advice, to help, or otherwise be of service to people.

I- Investigative

People with investigative interests like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking more than with physical activity. They like to search for facts and figure out problems mentally rather than to persuade or lead people.

A- Artistic

People with artistic interests like work activities that deal with the artistic side of things, such as forms, designs, and patterns. They like self-expression in their work. They prefer settings where work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Careers I would consider include:  

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Pediatrician
  • Musician

My Personality Traits


An extravert is a person who is very outgoing, and is overtly expressive. They would be the types of people who work somewhere in the medical field, or as teachers, or also anywhere that you have to interact with other people. They have no problem being around others, and like being a part of a group.


Sensing people are able to memorize things easily, they like to follow specific steps or rules, and they absorb data in a literal, concrete fashion. Sensing people also notice when things change, very easily. They have a big perspective, and know what's going on around them.


A feeling person makes decisions based on their value system, or what they believe to be right. They make decisions on an individual case, in a subjective manner. Things feeling people do are refrain from telling someone something they think will hurt them or upset them, decide not to take a job because they don't like the working environment, and can also decide to move somewhere to be close to someone they care about.


A judging person isn't a person who "judges" others, but they prefer to have things neat, orderly, and established. Some may say they would be "uptight." When a person uses judging, they make a list of things to do, schedule things in advance, form and express judgments, and also like to bring closure to an issue so that everyone may move on from it.

Five Careers I would consider based on these traits would be:

  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Management
  • Education

My Strongest Skill Areas

Five skills that I would like to see in my future occupation, and my strongest skill areas would be:

  1. Dependability
  2. Flexibility
  3. Stress Tolerance
  4. Planning
  5. Safety of Others

Five careers I would consider based on my skills would be:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Child Care Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Nurse Practitioner

My Work Value Locator

My most important work values I would like to see in my future occupation would be:

  1. Achievement
  2. Relationships
  3. Recognition
  4. Working Conditions
  5. Independence

Careers I would consider include:

  1. Special Education Teacher
  2. Physical Therapist
  3. Radiologist
  4. Social Worker
  5. Astronomer

What I learned About Myself

        From all of this, I learned that even though I may not show it so much, I actually really like to be organized, and have concrete plans set. I like knowing what I am going to be doing throughout the day, week, or even month. I want my future career to be able to let me accommodate with me being organized, and I would also like it to have good working conditions. I wouldn't want to have a job where I'm crammed up in a small room or cubicle all day.

        I also learned that I would really enjoy working with other people, but also be able to have my own independence in my career. I don't really like when people are telling me what to do, but I enjoy the company of others. I wouldn't want to have a job where I wouldn't be able to count on help from others, because I don't always have the best answers for things, or sometimes I can't fully understand something without the help of another person.

        I would also really like to be able to help people in any way that I could. I would like being able to know that I helped someone get through something they didn't think they would be able to on their own. That would give me a sense of accomplishment, and I would like to be the person my patient or client would like to celebrate their own accomplishment with.

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