Me, By the Numbers

Here are my scores from a few of the online competency tests I’ve taken recently: *

Competency Test Scores

And one of the popular online personality tests:

INFJ-A - The AdvocateINFJ-A - The Advocate

INFJ-A - Advocate Strengths

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And here are my Strengths Finder 2.0 results:

Your Top 5 Themes

  1. Relator
  2. Intellection
  3. Deliberative
  4. Learner
  5. Achiever

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1) Relator


People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.


What makes you stand out?

Instinctively, you are regarded as a hard worker and a doer. You derive a lot of satisfaction from tackling projects without anyone interfering with your plans or second-guessing how you do things.

It’s very likely that you may have friends who come to you for guidance, suggestions, or recommendations. Topics might include situations in their personal or professional lives. Maybe your willingness to share the knowledge you have gained over the years partially explains the fondness they have for you. Some individuals might have benefited from what you have read, observed, or experienced. You might be sought out by friends for your expert counsel. When they know you have gained knowledge or acquired skills in a particular area, some of them may turn to you for guidance.

Because of your strengths, you might enjoy acquiring certain types of knowledge and/or skills. You might want to build on particular abilities you know you already have. When you meet people who value education like you do, perhaps you are interested in hearing about a few of their personal or professional ambitions, intentions, or goals. Understanding what they aim to accomplish may be the beginning of a practical partnership or an enduring friendship.

2) Intellection


People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.


What makes you stand out?

By nature, you regularly examine your thought processes and personal experiences to understand yourself better. You prefer to let someone else engage people in serious dialogue or small talk. When you have something valuable to say, you join in the discussion. Otherwise, you are likely to simply listen.

Chances are good that you are comfortable saying, “I am a fine educator.” You probably converse with others in your field about ideas, theories, or concepts to gather the latest thinking. Using these insights, you are apt to draw your students into discussions that entice them to explore topics. You want them to really understand the subject rather than memorize a few facts just to pass a test.

Instinctively, you have new ideas whirling around in your head much of the time. You are very interested in solving problems, conceiving new concepts, designing plans, or understanding everyday matters. Because of your strengths, you sometimes investigate topics or explore issues to become more knowledgeable. Through ongoing practice, you may acquire additional skills or perfect specific techniques. Maybe few things please you as much as having mastered a subject that interests you.

It’s very likely that you designate a minimum of five hours a week for solitary thinking. You probably have figured out how to eliminate distractions and interruptions. You accept the fact that you have less free time to spend with family, friends, coworkers, teammates, or classmates.

3) Deliberative


People who are especially talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles.


What makes you stand out?

By nature, you may be described by people as earnest or businesslike. Individuals might appreciate your methodical and unhurried way of processing facts or numerical data. Instinctively, you may be a no-nonsense person. This partially explains why you spend some of your time thinking about things you could or should review, revise, repair, reorganize, or do better.

It’s very likely that you characteristically are quite reserved. You carefully consider just about everything you say and do. This explains to a large degree why you are happy to let someone else begin discussions. You prefer to listen to others talk. As a result, you probably know what many individuals are thinking and feeling. After you have acquired a lot of information, you tend to say very little about it.

Because of your strengths, you may be described as an industrious and no-nonsense person. When you have a goal, you try to reach it. When you have a problem to solve, you first try to break it into parts. When you have a major decision to make, you try to study the facts from a variety of angles.

Driven by your talents, you are somewhat private about your personal life — that is, your past, your present activities, or your future plans. You tend to be selective about what you tell and to whom you tell it.

4) Learner


People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.


What makes you stand out?

By nature, you may diligently examine what needs to be revamped, revised, modified, or fixed. Periodically you give all your attention to a single problem. It might be related to your personal life, your job, or your studies.

Chances are good that you may realize you are skilled in particular areas of specialization. Sometimes you take advantage of certain opportunities to broaden your knowledge base. You might try to obtain the latest facts, news, data, or research discoveries in your field. At the time you amass this information, its importance may not be apparent to you. You might be content to pull together bits and pieces of material so you can refer to them later if the need arises.

It’s very likely that you may enjoy sharing your point of view with certain individuals who ask, “What do you think?” When you are familiar with the topic, problem, or people involved, you might be comfortable expressing yourself. From time to time, you set out to discover specific facts and weigh them with care before speaking your mind — that is, giving advice or openly stating your ideas.

Because of your strengths, you likely are an individual performer. You usually channel your mental and physical energy into things that really intrigue you. Driven by your talents, you periodically demonstrate a need to figure out how certain things work. Perhaps you dissect plans, processes, or mechanisms to isolate their basic features. Maybe you discover why certain pieces must come into contact with one another. Maybe you determine the order in which each action must occur to produce the desired effect.

5) Achiever


People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.


What makes you stand out?

Driven by your talents, you might have more staying power than some of the people with whom you interact. Perhaps you choose to expend your physical or mental energy on selected issues, chores, projects, or activities. By nature, you sometimes try hard to contain your tears. Perhaps you worry that certain individuals will think poorly of you if they see you weeping.

Chances are good that you prefer to work or study by yourself. You probably spend as much time as you need to reach a particular goal and produce quality results. You can lose track of time when you are engrossed in a task.

Because of your strengths, you might earnestly evaluate problems by identifying the basics facts. Perhaps you let reason rather than emotion guide you to the proper solution or conclusion. Instinctively, you may critically examine the essential elements of the current condition. Perhaps you toil tirelessly to identify the basic parts of plans, problems, opportunities, processes, or ideas.

* Percentile scores for individual tests represent how your score compares to the scores of other test takers who have taken the same test. Percentile scores range from the 1st through 99th percentile, indicating the percentage of scores for the whole group which are lower than the test taker’s score.

For example, if your skills tests report says that your score is 19 and is in the 67th percentile, this means that you have tested better than 66% of the test takers compared to an aggregated group of all the previous test takers.

This information allows companies to know not only your score, but where that ranks against every other test taker. It is possible to score an 80% on the test and only be in the 46 percentile, meaning that 46 percent of people got your score or lower.

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