… because I might change my mind.

More about me

Back in July, my firm asked all of the associates to take a behavioral assessment that was supposed to measure how we operate at work. (Aside: I highly recommend the CD How We Operate by the band Gomez. You can check out a tune from that CD on the playlist that runs on my blog.) I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology, so I am very familiar with a variety of psychological and behavioral assessments. One thing that they all have in common is that the results depend on the truthful responses of the one completing the assessment. For that reason, many tests of this sort include built-in measures for untruthfulness or inconsistent responses. At the presentation of the results today, I heard no information concerning any measure to double-check for such responses. (I’m not saying that the people I work with would lie on an assessment like this, but I think some naturally might try to respond to the questions in a way that they think the partnership wants to hear – to present themselves in a way that might get the partnership to look more favorably at them. I don’t think that would be surprising to anyone – many people want to please their employers.)

So anyway, I know all of you are curious to know how I came out on this test given my past performance on that internet personality test. There really were no surprises here to me, but you may find some off the summary information humorous. Of course, if my neuroses can bring a smile to your face, far be it from me to take from you such joy.

1) Openly challenges world around him.

2) Impatient for results . . . and is far less productive when doing routine work.

3) Private.

4) Communication is direct, to the point, and sometimes brusque. (That one made me chuckle. It’s funny because it’s true.)

5) Little interest in small talk.

So now you know a little more about me. Just remember that this is supposed to represent how I behave in the workplace. So any of you on the Scotland trip, don’t fret.

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3 responses

  1. I had no idea that was your major. We need to talk. No small talk, but for real talk about that field. I think I may want to dive into it. I have loved the psychology that I have taken, and I think I would enjoy learning more. Awesome.JM

    November 6, 2007 at 4:58 am

  2. Brusque, good word.

    November 6, 2007 at 3:56 pm

  3. I though you were JUST a lawyer. I freely confess that back when you were sporting a mullet, I would have never imagined you would be so dang smart. But you are. You should grow back the mullet just to throw people off.

    November 7, 2007 at 2:42 pm

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