HIRE SUCCESS. EMPLOYMENT TESTING SYSTEM
PERSONALITY PROFILE
OVERVIEW REPORT

Report Number
3
Created:
7/26/2004

Rem: 97

Prepared For:
Adam Baker
Prepared For:
Malim Performance Management Sdn Bhd
Phone:
603 7880 9003

Primary Personality
Type Is:
"
A"

Strength Of This
Personality Is:
35.3 %

IMPORTANT: The following is a General Overview of the "A" personality. Its purpose is to provide you with a better understanding of this personality type. NOTE: It is a General Description only, designed to provide contrast for the personality characteristics below that describe the specifics of his personality. Recognizing that although many people share the same personality type, there are many traits, and degrees of traits, that make them different from each other. You will find some of these differences defined in more detail in the Trait section of this report.

 

The "A" personality likes to be in charge and be in control of their environment and their lives. They are normally not very detail oriented, choosing to delegate details to others. They are usually very goal oriented and practical in their solutions. However, arriving at their solutions and goals will entail a no-nonsense, "bottom-line" approach.

"A" personalities don't like a lot of restraints or restrictions placed on them preferring instead to work independently and set their own schedules. Since they often tend to be a workaholic, it is not unusual to see them put in whatever time and effort it takes to accomplish their goal. They may seem impatient at times especially if they believe someone is spending too much time going over details with them or are impeding their successful completion of whatever goal or project they are focusing on at the moment.

Don't be surprised to see this personality type in a supervisory position or management. Having an entrepreneurial streak, they may be a business owner or strive to own their own business someday. The "A" personality is not easily discouraged and will normally exude confidence.

If their job is "routine" or repetitive day by day, they will get bored easily and not enjoy the work. They will want it to appear they are "tough" in these situations but internally may be miserable if the job is too routine. The "A" personality will do whatever is necessary to prevent themselves from falling into a pattern or routine and seek freedom and independence instead. They will also be very dissatisfied if they believe someone is trying to take advantage of them or hold them back.

The "A" personality may not be very good at recognizing co-worker's feelings and needs; not because they don't care, but because they are so focused on the "big picture" and achieving their goals. If you're looking for someone who works well under pressure and seems to excel in high stress situations, the "A" personality is probably what you're looking for.

 


The information at the right is somewhat more specific to Adam 's
Personality and is based on what might be expected of him when his Primary Personality type may be influenced by his Secondary type, and in some cases influences of the other types that are very close in terms of the percentage shown on the Summary Report. 

This does not take the trait information (below) into account in order to provide information and contrast for the actual trait descriptions that are specific to him.

"The Builder" - Specifically, Adam is the type of "A" personality we describe as a "Builder". This type is the fundamental "A" type described above. He is driven by new opportunities to achieve better and higher goals and has a burning desire to win. It should be expected that he will freely speak whatever is on his mind about issues and can become agitated if he feels he might be losing control.

Adam is not the type to "pass the buck" to others. Even though he will freely take responsibility for his own mistakes, he may not give adequate credit to others who may have been involved in successes. He is aware that he was the driving force behind the successes anyway which may upset some people. He may have a tendency to be manipulative at times if it helps achieve his goal.

If you really want to get Adam to dive into something, just tell him it is a difficult or impossible task. He'll probably drop everything to show you he can do it. No obstacle is too high for Adam. Don't be surprised either if Adam questions authority and challenges his superiors. Even though there may be more appropriate ways, he isn't afraid of rocking the boat.


This Column contains Trait
Descriptions
With Corresponding Confidence Factors on a Scale Where 5 Stars Represent the Highest Confidence in the Description of this Trait.

TRAIT DESCRIPTIONS

The following is an overview of the 20 different Trait Scales that describe Adam's personality. It will provide you with more insight into each of these traits in order that you can develop in-depth questions during the interview process relevant to the application of these traits to the job for which Adam is applying.

  Overall Confidence In The Results of This Report Is HIGH
SCALE #1:
VALUE: 8

Very Extroverted
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is very extroverted and would be very good at making cold calls and being in front of a group of people and being in control . People as extroverted as Adam are very social by nature, and can use this gift as a great asset in many business situations. However, if uncontrolled, he may have a tendency to socialize too much at times which could affect his productivity and the productivity of others. This is an issue worth discussing with him.

SCALE #2:
VALUE: 8

Very Organized
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is a very organized person. Combined with his focus on detail, Adam knows everything has its place and will work to keep everything where it belongs. He may even seem picky at times, but this is just a result of the combination of his detail orientation and organization skills. This combination is a trait often needed in a management position. Everything has its own time and place and Adam will put a great deal of emphasis on keeping things neat and orderly.

SCALE #3:
VALUE: 7

Risk Taker
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is willing to take risks in order to achieve goals or obtain benefits or rewards. If his financial situation permits, he will likely be open minded to a position that offers incentives such as commission and/or bonuses. He is confident in his abilities and is more willing to take risks if the rewards are a direct result of his own abilities and not just luck.

SCALE #4:
VALUE: 9

Extremely Decisive
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is a n extremely decisive individual. He enjoys making decisions, but may appear to some people to make "snap" decisions, especially if the other person happens to be a "C" personality or a very analytical type. He will generally be impatient with other people who he believes may be taking too long to make up their mind or provide him with their thoughts or recommendations. When a decisive personality like this is put into action, growth is the usual result. Don't be surprised to see that Adam seems to get a lot of things done, due it part to his ability to make decisions relatively quickly and get on with his priorities.

SCALE #5:
VALUE: 8

Very Analytical
Confidence Factor:
*****
This scale puts in perspective the approach Adam will most likely take with issues, tasks and decisions in which he is involved. Analytical traits indicate the need for factual information, where non-analytical indicates his use of intuition, or "gut feel", in addition to, or in place of facts.

 

 

Adam is a very analytical person and will require plenty of factual information before he will make a decision, promotes or supports an idea, concept, issue or product. In addition to being analytical, Adam is also a detail oriented person. You can expect him to be very thorough in his analysis of an issue and cover points many other people would not even think of or otherwise overlook.

SCALE #6:
VALUE: 5

Generally Adaptable but may appear a bit Inflexible times
Confidence Factor:
***
Adam can be adaptable at times and somewhat inflexible at times. Sharing both traits equally, he will probably appear quite normal in this area unless more extreme traits are a requirement for the position to which he has applied.

 

 

SCALE #7:
VALUE: 3

Generally Ruthless, or Merciless
Confidence Factor:
****
Adam is merciless. This is not meant in a negative way as "merciless" best describes the opposite of compassionate. Many jobs, including some sales and management positions, require someone who is more ruthless than most in order to get the job done or to close the sale. In this specific case, Adam will not show much tolerance when others appear slow, lazy or inefficient as these tend to not be in his vocabulary.

 

 

SCALE #8:
VALUE: 5

Somewhat Spontaneous, Somewhat Deliberate
Confidence Factor:
****
You will find Adam is generally deliberate in his thoughts and actions. Being in the middle between spontaneous and a deliberate planner, the situation may dictate if he will be more calculated and take a planned approach, or just rely on his intuition and just go ahead and act. You may want to discuss any applicable situations in the job for which he is being considered and discuss this during the interview.

 

SCALE #9:
VALUE: 8

Very Goal Oriented
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is very goal oriented and very likely has both short and long term goals well defined. Discussing his goals for this job could make an excellent interview point. Find out what he would like to achieve with your organization if he were to be selected for the position. Adam not only defines his goals, but is very motivated by those goals to succeed. He may often be described as the type of individual that keeps his "eye on the prize", an important trait for many jobs.

SCALE #10:
VALUE: 6

Somewhat Proactive
Confidence Factor:
*****
Adam is generally proactive, especially when implementing an idea or a program he believes is beneficial. He prefers to be more of a "hands-on" type person but in moderation and won't be the type to try and micro-manage things.

 

SCALE #11:
VALUE: 5

Accepts Some Change But Doesn't Seek It Out
Confidence Factor:
*****
Adam scored exactly in the middle of this trait and, although he is not opposed to changes in the workplace or changes in the "routine", he won't necessarily initiate or promote a lot of change either. It will be important for him to understand the benefits of changes in the work environment and he will be much more supportive.

 

SCALE #12:
VALUE: 3

Impatient
Confidence Factor:
***
Adam is impatient and may get frustrated at times when he doesn't believe others are trying hard enough to understand or do something. Impatience can be an asset in many jobs, like sales, where it is important to get to the point and not wait too long for a decision on someone else's part. Impatience is not unusual for the "A" personality.

 

 

SCALE #13:
VALUE: 8

Very Persuasive
Confidence Factor:
****
 

Adam is very persuasive and enjoys being in situations where he can help others see his point or agree with an issue. He will be very open to opportunities where his persuasiveness may dictate his income or position in the company. Commissions may be very welcome in his case as he is willing to take reasonable risks in order to realize the rewards. He has the ability to get almost anyone to believe in him, the company and their products and services. Personalities like his make good sales people, attorneys, presenters, lobbyists, or other positions where success is dependent on the ability to analyze the facts and quickly develop a convincing case to support the conclusion he draws.

SCALE #14:
VALUE: 8

Very Detail Oriented
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is very detail oriented and insists on dotting all of the I's and crossing the T's. When people present information to him, he will expect to have detailed information available otherwise he may suspect someone is trying to hide something. Due to the degree of his love for detail, he is unlikely to take much, if anything, at face value. If he seems to procrastinate at times, it is probably because he hasn't finished inspecting the details.

SCALE #15:
VALUE: 8

Works Very Well Under Stress
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is very good at managing stressful situations. Because he knows how to use it to his advantage, he may welcome opportunities to take on stressful situations that might cause others to run the other way. Overall, he is a good problem solver. "A" personalities, like Adam, are often well equipped for these higher levels of stress in their business and personal life, sometimes to the dismay of their families.

SCALE #16:
VALUE: 9

Extremely Self Confident
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is extremely self confident, and unless humility has been learned, he may appear cocky and arrogant to others, especially if they have a much lower level of personal self confidence themselves. This could be a good interview point to determine if too much confidence could be a problem or an asset to the job. Higher levels of self confidence are very normal for "A" personalities and are just a part of their makeup that helps keep them going, especially when entrepreneurial.

SCALE #17:
VALUE: 2

Very Intolerant
Confidence Factor:

*****
Adam is very intolerant of people he believes are not trying hard enough to do or understand something. He doesn't like it when it appears someone is trying to take more than they give or "abuse the system". Often unrealistically, he expects others to conform to the standards he has set for himself. Being very much this way, Adam will expect just about everyone around him to take responsibility for their own actions, and if they do not, will be reminded frequently in not too subtle ways. Combined with a low patience level, some people may at times view him as being unreasonable and difficult to work with. However, his intent will normally be for the good of everyone involved. He will sometimes seem harsh and heartless to some people, largely due to his tendency to be merciless when he believes someone has done someone an injustice. He will probably put the facts and accountability before other's feelings. Intolerance in the "A" personality is usually because this personality type is generally focused on the "big picture". He just wants to get the job done as soon as possible. People who he believes are "not pulling their weight" are viewed as a liability and dealt with in some manner.

 

 

SCALE #18:
VALUE: 6

Somewhat Independent
Confidence Factor:
*
Adam is able to work independently, but may enjoy group or team projects from time to time. He will not need a lot of supervision and will work well by himself in most environments. Where he could have some difficulty is if his supervisor or manager attempts to restrain his independence and micro manage key aspects of his job. Give him a little freedom and he will most likely perform at his very best. He is confident in his abilities and will rely on his own knowledge and abilities rather than input from others or from supervisors. These are qualities often sought after in the business community.

 

* - A CONFIDENCE FACTOR of 1 Star indicates that Adam described himself as being much MORE Independent than the 6 indicated above, but ALSO as a person who likes to work with other people or groups of people as well.  There is a good chance that the Confidence Factor may indicate a SITUATIONAL Trait; that is, he is more Independent in some situations, and may, in other situations, feel the need to work with others and possibly need more supervision or direction at times.

It is not uncommon to find a low confidence factor on this scale.  An example of why this may occur in some people is they can work very independently when they are very comfortable with the work or tasks they do, but if they lack confidence, they may require much more supervision and thus be less independent.  This may or may not be the case with Adam, but it is a common example.    Sample Interview Questions about this can be found in that section of the Personality Profile Report.

It is also possible, although somewhat less likely, that he may have answered some of the questions incorrectly in an effort to sway the results in one direction or another.  Although it is more likely to be situational, you should consider interviewing carefully on this point to make sure you are satisfied with his answers to your questions regarding this subject.

 

SCALE #19:
VALUE: 8

Very Aggressive
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is very aggressive in his approach to dealing with people and issues. This is not uncommon in the "A" personality like Adam. He may at times seem to take an "in-your-face" approach to dealing with issues that upset him. He will not take much abuse from others and may have a temper. However, when applied in a positive manner, many people might describe him as having a "fire in the belly" that keeps him going and becoming a high achiever. This would make a very good interview point to discuss. Being a goal oriented person, Adam will take an aggressive approach to achieving his goals which can include sales or production goals and other responsibilities he may have with the company.

SCALE #20:
VALUE: 8

Excellent Promoter
Confidence Factor:
*****
 

Adam is very much a promoter of ideas and concepts as well as the products and services of his company. With his fairly high rating in this area, he may tend to be perceived as having a lot of "hype" by some people, especially the "C" personality type. This may tend to occur if he doesn't seem to have facts to back up what he is promoting. Those who are more toward the skeptical side of this scale will probably doubt what he is promoting unless he can demonstrate what he is saying or show reasonable proof. Therefore, it is important to make sure he is given sufficient training and information about issues so he can speak from a position of strength. His persuasiveness will only go to enhance his ability to communicate ideas and concepts to others and could be very good in sales or other positions that require a very enthusiastic and convincing personality.


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