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Kristen Dawkins


Of the many factors that contribute to a successful future, an understanding of Personality Type is among the most useful.

While interests and skills change during the course of a person's life, the one thing that does remain constant is an individual's Personality Type - the innate way each person naturally prefers to see the world and make decisions. And although all individuals are unique, people of the same type share enormous similarities in the kinds of academic subjects and careers they find interesting, and the kind of work they find satisfying.

By understanding the role Personality Type plays, people can gain important insights into their educational, career, and relationship needs. And because people of different types often communicate in very different ways, counselors and teachers can learn which strategies work most effectively with each individual student.

Understanding you, Kristen
People like you are quiet, serious, and conscientious. You typically think before you speak, and are pretty cautious about jumping into new experiences. Since you are so private, you rarely share your feelings or reactions with people you don't know well. You need a good deal of time alone and while you enjoy the company of a small group of close friends, you are rarely the one to initiate getting together. You are also selective about your interests, usually preferring to study things in depth or participate in physical or hands-on activities. You are careful with facts, money, and possessions, and you may have an excellent memory for details. Practical and realistic, people describe you as matter-of-fact, polite, and responsible.

You are also a logical and organized person. Even in tense situations, you are usually able to remain calm and cool. Since you are most comfortable with a predictable routine and like to be prepared at all times, you don't usually like surprises or changes. You are skeptical about untested ideas and may get bored with too much theoretical discussion. Because you have strong opinions, you may sometimes act a bit controlling or inflexible. You like to be appreciated for your accomplishments, and may become angry when others make unfair or arbitrary decisions. Above all, you need to understand the logical reason for decisions since once you make up your mind, you may be reluctant to change it.

Note: Based on our assessment, your personality type is "ISTJ."

Your Strengths and Blindspots
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The key to finding the best path for all people is by using their natural strengths and becoming aware of their natural blindspots.

Your strengths may include:

  • Carefully and thoroughly researching school options.
  • Completing all requests for information carefully and accurately.
  • Patiently following instructions and guidelines.
  • Following through on all important details.
  • Making thoughtful, practical decisions.

Your blindspots may include:

  • Not considering choices not thought of before.
  • Focusing too much on the present, and not anticipating future needs and desires.
  • Not presenting yourself as a well-rounded, multi-dimensional person.
  • Not being excited and enthusiastic in conversations.
  • Not keeping an open mind, and being willing to consider new ideas.

For a career to be satisfying for you, it should:

  • Allow you to use your ability to remember and use important facts and details.
  • Involve providing a real product or service.
  • Give you plenty of quiet time to prepare, and do your work well.
  • Provide tangible results - something you can see at the end of the day.
  • Have clear objectives and expectations.
  • Have sufficient structure and clear lines of authority.
  • Make good use of your gift for logical analysis.
  • Have an environment that respects responsibility and hard work.

Your Preferred Learning Style:
While ALL individuals are unique, people of the same type often learn best in similar ways. The following summarizes what you need in order to maximize learning.

  • Plenty of time to process and review new information.
  • Provides real examples and stresses the practical application of the learning.
  • Provides clear expectations and explicit instructions.
  • Doesn't force public participation; allows you to work one-on-one or with small groups.
  • Gives you adequate time to practice and master new skills.
  • Rewards you for being responsible, thorough and accurate with facts.

Your Interpersonal Negotiating Style:
Everyone negotiates something with someone on almost a daily basis. Borrowing the family car, requesting more time to finish a research paper, deciding amongst friends which movie or restaurant to go to, etc. In college and in work "interpersonal negotiating" becomes substantially more significant. Here are your possible strengths and blindspots with this process:

Possible Strengths

  • Extremely attentive to details and accurate with facts
  • Organized, hardworking, prepared and efficient
  • Make thoughtful, practical decisions
  • Realistic expectations with regard to resources, process, etc.
  • Good power of concentration, single-minded and assertive

Possible Blindspots

  • May not be comfortable with new or untried methods; need concrete proof
  • May be particularly resistant to changing the ways things have been done in the past
  • May not read opponents well and may miss important information about what they are thinking
  • May have difficulty shifting gears or changing directions quickly
  • My be unable or unwilling to focus on future needs and implications of negotiations

Potential careers and majors for you to consider:
The careers listed below are all linked to your personality type and are organized by career cluster you have indicated most to least interested in. While there is never a guarantee, people of your type have indicated job satisfaction with these careers.Kristen Dawkins

1. Guilford College - Quakers

2.North carolina state university -Wolfpack

3.UNC Chapel Hill - Tar heels

4. Pitt community College - Bulldogs

5.Duke University - Blue Devils

6.  Shaw University- Bears

7.  Davidson College- WildCats

8.   Wake Forest University-