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Personality assessment helps define students

By Josh Del Rio/ reporter

Students could get in touch with their personalities on a deeper level through the MyPlan personality assessment presentation held by NE Campus career services Nov. 10. 

NE student development associate Vicki McCleery led the students through the process of setting up an account with MyPlan and explained how the personality assessment works.

After taking the assessment, students received their results and were told what type of personality they were associated with through a presentation given by on-call student development associate Ellie Green. Green said the results were not absolute because personalities can change every time the assessment is taken.

“It is based on how you feel right in the present moment,” she said. “As you go through life, you experience things. Those experiences change you. So you could be taking this a year from now, and you might get a different personality type, which is why it’s so interesting.”

Green said the personality assessment was a first step toward finding the proper career choice and introduced students to the other three assessments MyPlan offers. MyPlan also offers a career interest inventory, career skills profiler and a career values assessment. For students to have a complete understanding about their futures, Green wanted students to go home and complete the other three assessments.

“Would you call up Dominos to order only a quarter of a pizza?” she asked. “The personality assessment is a quarter of the MyPlan assessment. Why only take the personality part of MyPlan thinking that it will help you make more informed decisions?”

Green encouraged students to take the information they learned during the session with them to the workplace. Knowing what kind of personalities co-workers have could have positive influences on relationships there. Instead of being unable to work together, students could understand how to properly interact with people with different personality types.

During the last portion of the presentation, students could see how their personality results compared with certain famous people. They learned which political figures, celebrities and even dictators had the same kind of personality traits they did.

Green urged the students to visit career services and tell their friends about the services offered. All TCC campuses have career services offices with representatives more than willing to help.

NE student Samantha Bermea enjoyed the personality assessment and thought her results on the personality assessment were accurate.

“It gave me guidance and more of a clear view of what I want to do and what area I probably want to pursue,” she said.

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