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Chi Alpha Discipleship Tool

Personality Plus
This tool is based upon four basic personality proles, as described in Personality Plus by Florence Littauer. The rst part of this resource is a personality assessment, followed by descriptions of the four personality proles. Upon completion, Personality Plus reveals how your unique blend of traits effects your emotions, work performance, and your relationships. It will help you improve upon your strengths and aid upon your weaknesses. Credit must be given to the book, Personality Plus.

Your Personality Profile - Assessment


DirectionsIn each of the following rows of four words, place an X in front of the one descriptive word that most often applies to you. Continue through all forty lines; be sure each number is marked. If you are not sure which word most applies, ask a spouse or a friend, and think of what your answer would have been when you were a child.

Strengths
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ___ Adventurous ___ Persistent ___ Submissive ___ Considerate ___ Refreshing ___ Satisfied ___ Planner ___ Sure ___ Orderly ___ Adaptable ___ Playful ___ Self-sacrificing ___ Controlled ___ Respectful ___ Sensitive ___ Patient ___ Spontaneous ___ Obliging ___ Faithful ___ Delightful ___ Consistent ___ Independent ___ Decisive ___ Musical ___ Tenacious ___ Loyal ___ Chief ___ Pleasant ___ Bold ___ Animated ___ Persuasive ___ Sociable ___ Competitive ___ Reserved ___ Self-reliant ___ Positive ___ Scheduled ___ Outspoken ___ Funny ___ Diplomatic ___ Cultured ___ Inoffensive ___ Dry humor ___ Mover ___ Talker ___ Leader ___ Chartmaker ___ Productive ___ Behaved ___ Analytical ___ Peaceful ___ Strong-willed ___ Convincing ___ Resourceful ___ Spirited ___ Promoter ___ Shy ___ Optimistic ___ Forceful ___ Detailed ___ Confident ___ Inspiring ___ Deep ___ Mixes easily ___ Tolerant ___ Lively ___ Cute ___ Popular ___ Balanced

10. ___ Friendly 11. ___ Daring 12. ___ Cheerful 13. ___ Idealistic 14. ___ Demonstrative 15. ___ Mediator 16. ___ Thoughtful 17. ___ Listener 18. ___ Contented 19. ___ Perfectionist 20. ___ Bouncy

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Weaknesses
21. ___ Blank 22. ___ Undisciplined 23. ___ Reticent 24. ___ Fussy 25. ___ Impatient 26. ___ Unpopular 27. ___ Headstrong 28. ___ Plain 29. ___ Angered easily 30. ___ Nave 31. ___ Worrier 32. ___ Too sensitive 33. ___ Doubtful 34. ___ Inconsistent 35. ___ Messy 36. ___ Slow 37. ___ Loner 38. ___ Sluggish 39. ___ Revengeful 40. ___ Compromising ___ Bashful ___ Unsympathetic ___ Resentful ___ Fearful ___ Insecure ___ Uninvolved ___ Haphazard ___ Pessimistic ___ Aimless ___ Negative attitude ___ Withdrawn ___ Tactless ___ Disorganized ___ Introvert ___ Moody ___ Stubborn ___ Lord over others ___ Suspicious ___ Restless ___ Critical ___ Brassy ___ Unenthusiastic ___ Resistant ___ Forgetful ___ Indecisive ___ Unpredictable ___ Hard to please ___ Proud ___ Argumentative ___ Nervy ___ Workaholic ___ Timid ___ Domineering ___ Intolerant ___ Mumbles ___ Show-off ___ Lazy ___ Short-tempered ___ Reluctant ___ Crafty ___ Bossy ___ Unforgiving ___ Repetitious ___ Frank ___ Interrupts ___ Unaffectionate ___ Hesitant ___ Permissive ___ Alienated ___ Nonchalant ___ Wants credit ___ Talkative ___ Depressed ___ Indifferent ___ Manipulative ___ Skeptical ___ Loud ___ Scatterbrained ___ Rash ___ Changeable

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Your Personality Profile - Scoring Sheet


Now transfer all your Xs to the corresponding words on this scoring sheet, and add up your totals. For example, in number one, if you Xed animated on the assessment, X it on the scoring sheet. (Note: The descriptive words are in a different order on the profile and the scoring sheet.)

Strengths Popular Sanguine


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ___ Animated ___ Playful ___ Sociable ___ Convincing ___ Refreshing ___ Spirited ___ Promoter ___ Spontaneous ___ Optimistic

Powerful Choleric
___ Adventurous ___ Persuasive ___ Strong-willed ___ Competitive ___ Resourceful ___ Self-reliant ___ Positive ___ Sure ___ Outspoken ___ Forceful ___ Daring ___ Confident ___ Independent ___ Decisive ___ Mover ___ Tenacious ___ Leader ___ Chief ___ Productive ___ Bold

Perfect Melancholy
___ Analytical ___ Persistent ___ Self-sacrificing ___ Considerate ___ Respectful ___ Sensitive ___ Planner ___ Scheduled ___ Orderly ___ Faithful ___ Detailed ___ Cultured ___ Idealistic ___ Deep ___ Musical ___ Thoughtful ___ Loyal ___ Chartmaker ___ Perfectionist ___ Behaved

Peaceful Phlegmatic
___ Adaptable ___ Peaceful ___ Submissive ___ Controlled ___ Reserved ___ Satisfied ___ Patient ___ Shy ___ Obliging ___ Friendly ___ Diplomatic ___ Consistent ___ Inoffensive ___ Dry humor ___ Mediator ___ Tolerant ___ Listener ___ Contented ___ Pleasant ___ Balanced

10. ___ Funny 11. ___ Delightful 12. ___ Cheerful 13. ___ Inspiring 14. ___ Demonstrative 15. ___ Mixes easily 16. ___ Talker 17. ___ Lively 18. ___ Cute 19. ___ Popular 20. ___ Bouncy

Total-Strengths ______ ______ ______ ______

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Weaknesses Popular Sanguine


21. ___ Brassy 22. ___ Undisciplined 23. ___ Repetitious 24. ___ Forgetful 25. ___ Interrupts 26. ___ Unpredictable 27. ___ Haphazard 28. ___ Permissive 29. ___ Angered easily 30. ___ Nave 31. ___ Wants credit 32. ___ Talkative 33. ___ Disorganized 34. ___ Inconsistent 35. ___ Messy 36. ___ Show-off 37. ___ Loud 38. ___ Scatterbrained 39. ___ Restless 40. ___ Changeable

Powerful Choleric
___ Bossy ___ Unsympathetic ___ Resistant ___ Frank ___ Impatient ___ Unaffectionate ___ Headstrong ___ Proud ___ Argumentative ___ Nervy ___ Workaholic ___ Tactless ___ Domineering ___ Intolerant ___ Manipulative ___ Stubborn ___ Lord over others ___ Short-tempered ___ Rash ___ Crafty

Perfect Melancholy
___ Bashful ___ Unforgiving ___ Resentful ___ Fussy ___ Insecure ___ Unpopular ___ Hard to please ___ Pessimistic ___ Alienated ___ Negative attitude ___ Withdrawn ___ Too sensitive ___ Depressed ___ Introvert ___ Moody ___ Skeptical ___ Loner ___ Suspicious ___ Revengeful ___ Critical

Peaceful Phlegmatic
___ Blank ___ Unenthusiastic ___ Reticent ___ Fearful ___ Indecisive ___ Uninvolved ___ Hesitant ___ Plain ___ Aimless ___ Nonchalant ___ Worrier ___ Timid ___ Doubtful ___ Indifferent ___ Mumbles ___ Slow ___ Lazy ___ Sluggish ___ Reluctant ___ Compromising

Total-Weaknesses ______ ______ ______ ______

Combined Totals ______ ______ ______ ______

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The Four Personality Profiles - Descriptions


Now that youve taken the assessment, you are probably interested learning about each personality profile. You will have a primary profile (the one which had the highest combined score), and a secondary profile (the one which had the second highest combined score). The higher your score for a profile, the more you will identify with it and the more its description will seem fitting. It is also helpful to learn about all the personality profiles, so you can learn how to understand and relate with others around you! The beauty of community is that we are all different and bring different strengths to the table. And others with complimentary personality profiles will help us to grow in our own weaknesses. Popular Sanguine Lets have fun! Strengths: Great front-door person, enthusiastic and expressive, makes friends easilynever met a stranger, creative and fun, volunteers for jobs, talkative, storyteller Weaknesses: Doesnt remember names, doesnt have much follow-through, talk too much, exaggerates, many fans but few friends, self-centered, disorganized, manipulates through charm Solutions: Talk ! as much Stop exaggerating Learn to listen Write things down Focus on developing deep friendships Tips for relating with Popular Sanguine: Recognize they talk without thinking first Recognize they have a hard time accomplishing tasks Help them keep from accepting more than they can do Remember they are circumstantial and emotional Recognize they mean well Perfect Melancholy Lets get organized! Strengths: Analytical, genius prone, plans and organizes, neat and orderly. can be counted on to finish a job, detail-oriented, economical, compassionate, perfectionists, creative Weaknesses: Easily depressed, assumes worst in people and situations, low-self image, procrastinate through planning, has unrealistic expectations, can bring a cloud into a room Solutions: Realize no one likes a gloomy person Dont take things so personally Look for the positives Plan less, do more Lower your standards Tips for relating with Perfect Melancholy: Know they are very sensitive and get hurt easily Recognize they are naturally pessimistic
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Try to keep a reasonable schedule Realize necessity of neatness Accept that they like it quiet sometimes Powerful Choleric Lets get moving!

Strengths: Born leader, driven, goal-oriented, strong-willed, can run anything, thrives on opposition, independent, makes split-second decisions, solves problems, is usually right Weaknesses: Doesnt see faults, compulsive worker, needs control, can come off bossy, not so good people skills Solutions: Learn to relax and not feel guilty Allow others to take charge Admit faults Practice patience Tone down approach Tips for relating with Powerful Choleric: Recognize they are born leaders Insist on two-way communication Know they dont mean to hurt Understand they are not naturally compassionate Understand they may see things black and white, not many shades of gray Peaceful Phlegmatic Lets relax! Strengths: Easy-going, low-key, inoffensive, patient, calm, cool, collected, realistic, mediator, good listener Weaknesses: Not enthusiastic, dislikes change, procrastinates, can seem lazy, indecisive, emotionally closed, avoids conflict, has a hard time with disciplines Solutions: Show some enthusiasm! Try something new Learn to communicate feelings Practice making decisions Learn to say no Tips for relating with Peaceful Phlegmatic Realize they need direct motivation Help them set goals and make rewards Dont expect enthusiasm Force them to make decisions Dont heap all the blame on them

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