Is my Personality more than just a Quiz Result?

Translating personality concepts from paper to real life

While a single inventory can provide a certain snapshot into one’s personality, a more rounded and thorough exploration emerges through Personality Lingo’s three-step process.

Is my personality more than just a quiz result?

Is my Personality more than just a Quiz Result?

Translating personality concepts from paper to real life

Is my personality more than just a quiz result?

While a single inventory can provide a certain snapshot into one’s personality, a more rounded and thorough exploration emerges through Personality Lingo’s three-step process.

Each step serves a distinct and crucial purpose, working collectively to provide a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of one’s personality traits. This multifaceted method leads to a more accurate and personalized identification of personality styles, making it an indispensable tool in the journey of self-discovery.

Personality Lingo® 3-Step Personality Identification Method

Personality Lingo 3-Step Personality Identification Method

Pre-Sort – “A Look at Personality Patterns”

The Pre-Sort step introduces the different personality styles in very general terms. It allows individuals to start thinking about which traits resonate with them without delving too deep too fast.

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Each participant preliminarily rank orders the styles from most like them to least like them. Assure them that these are first impressions and they will be given opportunities to refine their decisions as we move forward with other segments of the workshop.

Options for conducting the Pre-Sort include asking participants to take a personality assessment, rank order style profile handouts, and/or personality cards. Any initial exposure to the styles, where participants read a list of traits correlated with each personality style for the first time, is considered a Pre-Sort.

Personality Lingo 3-Step Personality Identification Method

Storytelling Sort – “Styles in Context”

Personality styles come alive through the magic of storytelling

In this important second stage, we transition to the ‘Storytelling Sort’, a method that effectively brings personality traits to life within familiar, real-life contexts. Here, participants get to explore and understand each personality style through engaging storytelling. As stories unfold, showcasing various trait patterns in relatable scenarios, participants can easily connect with or distinguish themselves from the characters portrayed.

Personality styles come alive through the magic of storytelling

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One of the oldest forms of teaching is storytelling. From the moment cavemen began scrawling paintings across the walls of their dwellings, humans have been engaged in telling stories. In Biblical times, great leaders were able to bestow philosophical wisdom through parable.

Our brains are hard-wired to participate in a story. People tend to remember the stories shared during Personality Lingo workshops (much more than lists of traits) long after the training ends. Some of the most common feedback received from trainers after giving a Personality Lingo presentation is, “I loved the story you told about…

Each story acts as a mirror, reflecting aspects of different personality styles. Participants actively engage by noting down traits from the stories that resonate with them, fostering a deeper connection to their own personality lineup. This interactive phase also involves sharing personal anecdotes, relating their own experiences to the traits and styles discussed. Such exchanges not only deepen personal insights but also broaden perspectives by seeing these traits in others.

To make this step even more compelling and relatable, as a trainer, weaving in your own personal narratives, or using references from popular culture like movies or cartoons, can greatly enhance the experience. These familiar elements help in breaking down complex personality concepts into digestible and recognizable patterns, making the learning process both enjoyable and memorable.

If you haven’t done so already, start your story journal now!

The Personality Lingo® Facebook Group: is also an excellent place to pick up some story ideas or share your own.

Personality Lingo 3-Step Personality Identification Method

Social Sort – “Explore Top Style as a Group”

Explore top personality style as a group

Here, participants enjoy a welcoming and supportive space to delve into their personality traits with others who share similar thinking patterns. This interactive phase enhances their self-awareness by comparing and contrasting their characteristics with others. In this segment, participants join groups based on their dominant personality style, where they listen to and share their own needs, values, and strengths. This collective sharing provides a mirror for individuals to see how their own attributes correlate with those of their peers.

In this exploratory phase, if participants feel out of place in their initial group or a participant’s responses seem at odds with the group’s consensus, they are gently encouraged to try out another group that might be a better fit. This process is conducted in a positive and reassuring manner with an open invitation to return to their original group if they feel it was the best fit after all.

Here, participants enjoy a welcoming and supportive space to delve into their personality traits with others who share similar thinking patterns. This interactive phase enhances their self-awareness by comparing and contrasting their characteristics with others. In this segment, participants join groups based on their dominant personality style, where they listen to and share their own needs, values, and strengths. This collective sharing provides a mirror for individuals to see how their own attributes correlate with those of their peers.

In this exploratory phase, if participants feel out of place in their initial group or a participant’s responses seem at odds with the group’s consensus, they are gently encouraged to try out another group that might be a better fit. This process is conducted in a positive and reassuring manner with an open invitation to return to their original group if they feel it was the best fit after all.

Explore top personality style as a group

Achieving a consensus within the groups is key. If there’s a lack of consensus, it opens up valuable discussions about why. As a facilitator, you play a crucial role in guiding this dialogue, posing questions that bring out the subtleties of each style. For example, an outspoken group member might inadvertently display traits of a secondary style, or quieter members might need encouragement to voice their opinions.

The Social Sort process can be a profound and life-changing experience for many individuals as they observe their own characteristics amidst those with their same dominant style in a group interaction. They may feel for the first time that they are not alone in this world, that there are others just like them.

Conclusion

Each step in the Personality Lingo Identification Process elevates you higher in accuracy and comprehension of your unique Personality Style. This approach ensures that the journey from theoretical understanding to practical application is both meaningful and transformative. Ultimately, “More than just a Quiz Result?” is a resounding affirmation. It’s an invitation to delve deeper, enriching both personal insight and real-world interactions with a newfound clarity and authenticity in understanding oneself and others.

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