Tag: Career Success

I’ll Take West Virginia, Please

When I stepped to the front of the classroom, Mrs. Bowen already had the big, gray behemoth powered up. I carefully positioned volume W of the World Book Encyclopedia into the image capture area and a state map appeared on the grayish white screen pulled down over a section of drab green chalkboard. I gently …

In early February, while looking for another document, I found this file saved on my computer….It’s an unfinished letter to my younger self. The file metadata says this was written December 21, 2013. After copying and pasting here on February 11, 2014, and then scanning through it for typos, I’m posting it verbatim. It’s clear …

When Things Don’t Turn Out As Expected, Part 2

When Things Don’t Turn Out Like You Expected, Part 1

The Magician Goes Exploring

According to The Storybranding Group’s PVSI assessment, I am a Magician AND an Explorer, thanks to a tied score. I’m nearing the end of this research project in which I’ve been reviewing the results of various personality, strengths and values assessments I’ve taken through the years as part of my effort to figure out how to …

Work Values Assessment

When I re-took the MBTI in late August along with students in a course I’m teaching, we also had the chance to complete the Work Values assessment. I finally found the PDF of those results and wanted to include them in this series. If you’re following along, this is another in a series of posts I’ve …

My Fascination Archetype

In the last post I introduced Sally Hogshead’s The Fascination Advantage and explained the basic premise of her system to analyze and classify communication styles and personality traits. If you’re following along, this is another of a series of posts where I explore the results of various personality and strengths assessments I’ve done through the …

Last summer (2014), I discovered Sally Hogshead’s How to Fascinate book and analysis through the many podcasts I listen to. I couldn’t NOT look into it. Like I’ve said, I think it’s a lot of fun to take these tests. In fact, it’s the results from The Fascination Advantage that prompted me to go back …

The Judging vs. Perceiving dimension of the MBTI is designed to measure how a person responds and relates to the outside world. Officially, it measures”Temporal and Structural Orientation.” This is the one dimension where my type is clearly and strongly defined: I am a Perceiver. This post is another in my on-going series where I …