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Personality Check








WHO IS A TRUE MUSLIM? (IMAM HASAN)

Strong (firm) in faith, wise but kind, true in belief,
knowing and forbearing, mindful in ease, considerate
in rights, temperate in wealth and contented in
poverty, gentle (in using power) , regardful in
friendship and patient in misery. Neither
anger can vanquish him nor excitement can
baffle him. Selfishness impels him not –
abundance of wealth disgraces him not-
and he becomes not mean for desire or
greed. Always brave and steady he
will run to rescue the oppressed
and will be kind to the feeble. He
is neither niggardly nor extra-
vagant- forgives the faults and
overlooks what the ignorant
do-his own self suffers pain
at his hands, but to the
world he affords
pleasure.






Peter Urs Bender's Guide to Strengths and Weaknesses of Personality Types

Each personality type has different strengths & weaknesses. Here are some things to watch for in yourself, and in the people you work with.







TypeStrengthsPotential Weaknesses

AnalyticalThinking


Thorough


Disciplined
Excludes feelings from decisions


Goes too far; perfectionist


Too rigid or demanding of self/others

AmiableSupportive


Patient


Diplomatic
Tends to conform to wishes of others


No time boundaries; things do not get done


Not assertive or directive

DriverIndependent


Decisive


Determined
Has trouble operating with others


Does not take time to consider other perspectives


Domineering; too focused on doing it "my way"

ExpressiveGood communicator


Enthusiastic


Imaginitive
Talks too much


Comes on too strong


Dreamer; unrealistic



The Amiable
Amiable
Also known as:
Phlegmatic
Feeler
People Man
Helper
Interpersonal
Symbol:Dove
The Amiable person:
  • wants to know "why?" (e.g., Why am I doing this?)
  • wants to build relationships
  • loves to give others support and attention
  • values suggestions from others
Amiables fear losing trust or having disagreements with others. While somewhat introverted, they also tend to display their emotions.


The Driver
Driver
Also known as:
Choleric
Director
Action Man
Boss
Behavioural
Symbol:Eagle
The Driver:
  • wants to know "what" (What will this do for me/the firm?)
  • wants to save time
  • values results
  • loves being in control, in charge, doing this his/her own way
D rivers fear giving up control. They tend to be extroverts, but do not like showing their emotions to others.


The Expressive
Expressive
Also known as:
Sanguine
Intuitive
Front Man
Impulsive
Affective
Symbol: Peacock
The Expressive person:
  • wants to know "who" (Who else is involved; who have you worked for?)
  • values appreciation, applause, a pat on the back
  • loves social situations and parties
  • likes to inspire others
Expressives fear being rejected. They are extroverts and usually show their emotions to others.




Directions: The following statements concern your perception about yourself in a variety of situations. Your task is to indicate the strength of your agreement with each statement, utilizing a scale in which 1 denotes strong disagreement, 5 denotes strong agreement, and 2, 3, and 4 represent intermediate judgments. In the boxes after each statement, click a number from 1 to 5 from the following scale:
  1. Strongly disagree
  2. Disagree
  3. Neither disagree nor agree
  4. Agree
  5. Strongly agree
There are no "right" or "wrong" answers, so select the number that most closely reflects you on each statement. Take your time and consider each statement carefully. 


I see myself as someone who...


1. ...Is talkative







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
2. ...Tends to find fault with others 







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
3. ...Does a thorough job 







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
4. ...Is depressed, blue







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
5. ...Is original, comes up with new ideas







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
6. ...Is reserved







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
7. ...Is helpful and unselfish with others







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
8. ...Can be somewhat careless







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
9. ...Is relaxed, handles stress well







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
10. ...Is curious about many different things







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
11. ...Is full of energy







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
12. ...Starts quarrels with others







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
13. ...Is a reliable worker







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
14. ...Can be tense







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
15. ...Is ingenious, a deep thinker







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
16. ...Generates a lot of enthusiasm







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
17. ...Has a forgiving nature







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
18. ...Tends to be disorganized







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
19. ...Worries a lot







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
20. ...Has an active imagination







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
21. ...Tends to be quiet







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
22. ...Is generally trusting







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
23. ...Tends to be lazy







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
24. ...Is emotionally stable, not easily upset







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
25. ...Is inventive







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
26. ...Has an assertive personality







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
27. ...Can be cold and aloof







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
28. ...Perseveres until the task is finished







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
29. ...Can be moody







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
30. ...Values artistic, aesthetic experiences







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
31. ...Is sometimes shy, inhibited







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
32. ...Is considerate and kind to almost everyone







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
33. ...Does things efficiently







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
34. ...Remains calm in tense situations







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
35. ...Prefers work that is routine







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
36. ...Is outgoing, sociable







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
37. ...Is sometimes rude to others







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
38. ...Makes plans and follows through with them







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
39. ...Gets nervous easily







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
40. ...Likes to reflect, play with ideas







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
41. ...Has few artistic interests







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
42. ...Likes to cooperate with others







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
43. ...Is easily distracted







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
44. ...Is sophisticated in art, music, or literature







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
45. ...Is politically liberal







Myself:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree







My Friend:Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree




Developing Rapport:



1: It is fair to say that I am:
quiet and reserved
in between
friendly and outgoing


2: In waiting rooms, such as the airport or doctor's office, I find myself striking up a conversation with strangers.
almost never
sometimes
quite frequently


3: I enjoy joining organizations and activities where I get to know new and different people and have done so
disagree
uncertain
agree


4: Considering my social position, I:
entertain and visit with people more often than most others at the same level
in between
get together with others socially less often than most others at my level


5: When I am going somewhere on a bus or plane, I prefer to:
sit and talk with someone
in between
sit alone


6: In regard to showing my affection to my family and relatives, I:
enjoy hugging and am demonstrative
in between
am quite reserved


7: I prefer to have a few intimate friends to many friends whom I could get to know less well.
agree
uncertain
disagree


8: When I am in a social group and feel that I am being ignored, I will do something to call attention to myself.
disagree
uncertain
agree





 Please check your answer to the following statements.


1. You are almost never late for your appointments


YES, NO


2. You like to be engaged in an active and
fast-paced job


YES,NO


3. You enjoy having a wide circle of acquaintances
YES, NO


4. You feel involved when watching TV soaps


YES, NO


5. You are usually the first to react to a
sudden event:


YES,NO


6. You are more interested in a general idea than in the details of its realization


YES, NO


7. You tend to be unbiased even if this might endanger your good relations with people


YES, NO


8. Strict observance of the established rules is likely to prevent a good outcome


YES, NO


9. It's difficult to get you excited


YES, NO


10.It is in your nature to assume responsibility


YES, NO


11.You often think about humankind and its destiny


YES, NO


12.You believe the best decision is one that can be easily changed


YES, NO


13. Objective criticism is always useful in any activity


YES, NO


14.You prefer to act immediately rather than speculate about various options


YES, NO


15.You trust reason rather than feelings


YES, NO


16.You are inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning


YES, NO


17.You spend your leisure time actively socializing with a group of people, attending parties, shopping, etc.


YES, NO


18.You usually plan your actions in advance


YES, NO


19.Your actions are frequently influenced by emotions


YES, NO


20. You are a person somewhat reserved and distant in communication


YES, NO


21.You know how to put every minute of your time to good purpose


YES, NO


22.You readily help people while asking nothing in return


YES, NO


23. You often contemplate about the complexity of life


YES, NO


24.After prolonged socializing you feel you need to get away and be alone


YES, NO


25.You often do jobs in a hurry


YES, NO


26.You easily see the general principle behind specific occurrences


YES, NO


27.You frequently and easily express your feelings and emotions


YES, NO


28. You find it difficult to speak loudly


YES, NO


29. You get bored if you have to read theoretical books


YES, NO


30. You tend to sympathize with other people


YES, NO


31.You value justice higher than mercy


YES, NO


32.You rapidly get involved in social life at a new workplace


YES, NO


33. The more people with whom you speak,the better you feel


YES, NO


34. You tend to rely on your experience rather than on theoretical alternatives


YES, NO


35.You like to keep a check on how things are progressing


YES, NO


36.You easily empathize with the concerns of other people


YES, NO


37.Often you prefer to read a book than go to a party


YES, NO


38.You enjoy being at the center of events in which other people are directly involved


YES, NO


39.You are more inclined to experiment than to follow familiar approaches


YES, NO


40.You avoid being bound by obligations


YES, NO


41. You are strongly touched by the stories about people's troubles


YES, NO


42. Deadlines seem to you to be of relative,rather than absolute, importance


YES, NO


43.You prefer to isolate yourself from outside noises


YES, NO


44. It's essential for you to try things with your own hands


YES, NO


45. You think that almost everything can be analyzed


YES, NO


46. You do your best to complete a task on time


YES, NO


47.You take pleasure in putting things in order


YES, NO


48. You feel at ease in a crowd


YES NO


49.You have good control over your desires and temptations


YES, NO


50.You easily understand new theoretical principles


YES, NO


51.The process of searching for solution is more important to you than the solution itself


YES, NO


52.You usually place yourself nearer to the side than in the center of the room
YES, NO


53.When solving a problem you would rather follow a familiar approach than seek a new one


YES, NO


54.You try to stand firmly by your principles


YES, NO


55.A thirst for adventure is close to your heart


YES, NO


56.You prefer meeting in small groups to interaction with lots of people


YES, NO


57. When considering a situation you pay more attention to the current situation and less to a possible sequence of events


YES, NO


58. You consider the scientific approach to be the best


YES, NO


59. You find it difficult to talk about your feelings


YES, NO


60.You often spend time thinking of how things could be improved


YES, NO


61.Your decisions are based more on the feelings of a moment than on the careful planning


YES, NO


62.You prefer to spend your leisure time alone or relaxing in a tranquil family atmosphere


YES, NO


63.You feel more comfortable sticking to conventional ways


YES, NO


64.You are easily affected by strong emotions


YES, NO


65.You are always looking for opportunities


YES, NO


66.Your desk, workbench etc. is usually neat and orderly


YES, NO


67.As a rule, current preoccupations worry you more than your future plans


YES, NO


68.You get pleasure from solitary walks


YES, NO


69. It is easy for you to communicate in social situations


YES, NO


70.You are consistent in your habits


YES, NO


71. You willingly involve yourself in matters which engage your sympathies


YES, NO


72.You easily perceive various ways in which events could develop


YES, NO



Quick Quiz to Identify Your Personality Type


In the following lists, check those words (or phrases) that describe you best in a business or work situation. 


Group AGroup B
 Reserved Take-charge attitude
 Uncommunicative Directive
 Cool Tends to use power
 Cautious Fast Actions
 Guarded Risk-taker
 Seems difficult to get to know Competitive
 Demanding of self Agressive
 Disciplined attitudes Strong opinions
 Formal speech Excitable
 Rational decision-making Takes social initiative
 Strict Makes statements
 Impersonal Loud voice
 Businesslike Quick pace
 Disciplined about time Expressive Voice
 Uses facts Firm handshake
 Formal dress Clear idea of needs
 Measured actions Initiator


Group CGroup D
 Communicative Slow pace
 Open Flat voice
 Warm Soft-spoken
 Approachable Helper
 Friendly Unclear about what is needed
 Fluid attitudes Moderate opinions
 Informal speech Calm
 Undisciplined about time Asks Questions
 Easy-going with self Tends to avoid use of power
 Impulsive Indifferent handshake
 Informal dress Deliberate actions
 Dramatic opinions Lets others take social initiative
 Uses opinions Risk-avoider
 Permissive Quiet
 Emotional decision-making Go-along attitude
 Seems easy to get to know Supportive
 Personal Cooperative





Success Orientation Test

Success Orientation is based on research related to type A and Type B personalities as well as on focus an longevity in the workplace.  Use this short quiz as a guide to inspire thought but don't take the results too seriously.  Remember, too much of anything can be a bad thing.


1.
I consider myself a self-starter.  I usually complete projects before the deadline, and I take great pride in the work that I do.

    Yes
    No
2.
"The early bird gets the worm" is a philosophy I live by.

    Yes
    No
3.
My career would be ranked as one of the top two important aspects of my life.

    Yes
    No
4.
I often spend extra time on a project to get it perfect even when others tell me I should stop.

    Yes
    No
5. 
If a project is not done by 'quitting time,' I don't hesitate to stay late to complete the work.

    Yes
    No
6.
I believe that I am a good listener but also enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others.
    Yes
    No
7.
Although I often prefer to work on a project alone, I can work with others who are at least as talented or knowledgeable as I am.

    Yes
    No
8.
I am constantly striving to learn more about things in order to improve my performance.
    Yes
    No
9.
I am highly motivated to express an outward result of my efforts, such as a report or a presentation.

    Yes
    No
10.
I am very goal directed and feel a great sense of accomplishment when I am able to achieve a goal.
    Yes
    No
11.
When I fail at something I am usually harder on myself than others.
    Yes
    No
12.
I have a difficult time understanding how someone could turn down a promotion even if it means more work.

    Yes
    No
13.
I find it difficult to stop a task before it is completed.

    Yes
    No
14.
High levels of frustration usually make me work harder rather than give up.

    Yes
    No
15.
Competition is important for me because it keeps me 'on my toes' at all times.

    Yes
    No


Anxiety Screening Test

This test is based on the predominant symptoms of anxiety disorders as listed in the DSM IV.  Please use the results of this test as a guide and not a diagnosis, only a licensed mental health practitioner can diagnose anxiety disorders. 


1.
Do you worry about things, such as work or school,  more days than not?

    Yes
    No
2.
Do you find it difficult to stop thoughts related to worrying?

    Yes
    No
3.
Do you often feel restless or on edge even when nothing is going on around you to cause these feelings?

    Yes
    No
4.
Is it hard for you to concentrate on specific tasks or do you often notice your mind just ‘going blank.‘

    Yes
    No
5. 
Do you often feel irritable or tense even when nothing is going on which would justify this feeling?

    Yes
    No
6.
Is it difficult for you to fall asleep due to too many thoughts in your head?
    Yes
    No
7.
Do you notice your muscles getting tense frequently or feel tension in the muscles of your lower back, neck, or eyes?

    Yes
    No
8.
Do you find it difficult to sit still without having to fiddle with something, doodle, or make other repetitious movements?

    Yes
    No
9.
Have you noticed periods during the day when you have symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweaty palms, or shallow breathing?

    Yes
    No
10.
Do friends or family members tell you that you are too high strung, worry too much about little things, or need to ‘chill.’
    Yes
    No

Depression Screening Test

This test is based on the predominant symptoms of major depressive disorder as listed in the DSM IV.  Please use the results of this test as a guide and not a diagnosis, only a licensed mental health practitioner can diagnose depression.  

1.
Have you felt sad or tearful for a majority of the day for at least the last two weeks?

    Yes
    No
2.
Have you lost interest in activities which you used to enjoy?

    Yes
    No
3.
Is it difficult for you to fall asleep most nights to the point that you do not get adequate sleep and are tired the next day?

    Yes
    No
4.
Do you feel you sleep a lot more than you should because of feeling fatigued most of the day for at least the last two weeks?

    Yes
    No
5. 
Have you noticed a change in your appetite that has resulted in either not feeling hungry most days or feeling the urge to eat more than usual and has resulted in a change in your weight?
    Yes
    No
6.
Has your energy level decreased to the point that normal daily activities seem overwhelming?

    Yes
    No
7.
Have you noticed that it seems more difficult to stay focused on activities or to concentrate on complicated tasks?

    Yes
    No
8.
Have you thought about suicide or what it would be like if you were not around anymore?

    Yes
    No
9.
Do you find yourself getting angry easily or lashing out at people without a valid reason?

    Yes
    No
10.
Do friends or family tell you that they are concerned about you because of your feelings of sadness, your sleep patterns, or your anger?

    Yes
    No
11.
Is it more difficult for you to make decisions, even regarding simple matters which used to be easy?

    Yes
    No
12.
Do you cry more easily than you used to?
    Yes
    No
13.
Do you often criticize yourself about things you have done in the past or about decisions you have made?

    Yes
    No
14.
Have feelings of sadness or anger, changes in your sleep pattern, or a lack of motivation and energy gotten in the way of achieving goals or performing work activities?

    Yes
    No



15.
Does the future look bleak or even hopeless to you?

    Yes
    No




Stress Vulnerability Test

Research has overwhelmingly linked psychological stress to physical illness.  Many diseases worsen under periods of high stress, productivity decreases, and negative outcome of emotion become more prominent.  Take this quiz to find out how vulnerable you are to stress.


1.
I do cardiovascular exercise at least three times a week.

    Yes
    No
2.
I sleep at least 7 – 8 hours per night.

    Yes
    No
3.
I feel comfortable discussing personal issues with someone I trust.

    Yes
    No
4.
I have a good network of friends and loved ones.

    Yes
    No
5. 
I have a firm belief in a higher power and gain solace through this belief.

    Yes
    No
6.
I rarely drink alcohol (No more than three drinks per week). 

    Yes
    No
7.
I have at least one hobby which gives me a sense of fulfillment.

    Yes
    No
8.
I do not smoke cigarettes.

    Yes
    No
9.
I eat at least one balanced meal per day.

    Yes
    No
10.
I am not over or under weight by more than 15 pounds.

    Yes
    No
11.
I do not drink more than 2 or 3 caffeinated beverages per day.

    Yes
    No
12.
I am in good physical health.

    Yes
    No
13.
I am in a positive relationship where communication is valued and respected.

    Yes
    No
14.
I feel productive while at work and believe my job is worthwhile.

    Yes
    No
15.
My financial situation is sufficient to meet my basic needs for housing, food, transportation, etc.

    Yes
    No







Note: The above Personality Questions are taken from different web sources.You can use it to asses yourself,your friends, your employees etc.



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