Personality and Interests Assignment

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Week 7Personality and Interests Assignment

This assignment involves completing assessments introduced in the textbook and reflecting on the results. The first assessment involves identifying your personality preferences using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) introduced in our textbook. The second assessment involves identifying your interests using the Holland Interest Environment (RIASEC). Follow the instructions below, complete both assessments, and answer the questions with thorough, well-developed responses. Create a Microsoft Word document, and format it so that your completed assignment is easy to follow from one section to the next. Submit your Microsoft Word document to the Dropbox by the assignment deadline.

First, Complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is introduced in our textbook (see Sukiennik&Raufman, 2016, p. 53). Read about the Myers-Briggs so that you fully understand what this is exactly.

The instrument assesses your four personal preferences. The four preferences are as follows.

Extroversion or Introversion

Sensing or Intuition

Thinking or Feeling

Judging or Perceiving

To complete the assignment, do the following.

1. Begin by accessing the textbook and reviewing pages 53 through 55.

2. Next, assess yourself by completing each part of the MBTI instrument, specifically the following.

a. Part 1 to assess your extroversion and introversion on page 53

b. Part 2 to assess your sensing or intuition on page 54

c. Part 3 to assess your thinking or feeling on page 54

d. Part 4 to assess your judging or perceiving on page 55

3. Identify your four-letter personal preference type.

4. Interpret your results using the descriptions of personality types on page 57.

5. Answer this question regarding your MBTI results.What was your four-letter MBTI personality type, and in what way is the description of your personality type on page 57 consistent/inconsistent with how you chose the degree you are pursuing? (1–2 paragraphs)

Second, Complete the Holland Interest Environment (RIASEC)

The Holland Interest Environment (RIASEC) is introduced in our textbook (see Sukiennik&Raufman, 2016, p. 59). Read about the Holland Environment so that you fully understand what this is exactly.

The instrument assesses your interests and groups them into “environments” or categories. The environments include the following.

Realistic

Investigative

Artistic

Social

Enterprising

Conventional

To complete the assignment, do the following.

1. Begin by accessing the textbook and reviewing pages 59 through 63.

2. Review each “environment” description and select the one that best describes you.

a. Does the realistic environment best describe you (see page 60)?

b. Does the investigative environment best describe you (see page 60)?

c. Does the artistic environment best describe you(see page 61)?

d. Does the social environment best describe you (see page 61)?

e. Does the enterprising environment best describe you (see page 61)?

f. Does the conventional environment best describe you (see page 62)?

3. Identify the one environment that best describes you.

4. Answer this question regarding your RIASEC results.What was the environment that best described you, and in what way were the hobbies and sample careers within the environment description consistent/inconsistent with your career interests? (1–2 paragraphs)