Are you powerful, organized, grounded, or social?
Have you heard of the DISC personality test? If you’ve spent a fair amount of time in corporate environments, you probably have. The DISC personality test is based on 20th century industrial psychology, and it measures people along four dimensions – originally dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance. Although these sorts of measurements seem a bit industrial and jargon-y to me, I thought this was an interesting way to look at personality, so I looked further and decided to develop my own test: The POGS Personality Test
While the original DISC test has a dominance scale, I updated my result to be power. I think dominance has quite a few negative connotations, and I think it’s more useful to think of that type as powerful and in control instead. Instead of having compliance as a result, I updated that to organized. For a while people used conscientiousness instead of compliance, but I thought organized was a better fit for someone who has good control of one’s life. (And thinking of someone as being compliant just seems creepy to me!) Instead of submission (or as some people like, steadiness), I picked grounded. I just like that word and what it connotes And finally, instead of inducement (or for modern tests, influence), I picked social, since that is the most social type.
Anyway, whether you like the original DISC framework or not, I hope you find some insight from The POGS Personality Test. I also reworked the test a bit to make it less career oriented while still being career applicable. I know we are all in different phases in our lives, and I think personality typology is still useful outside of the workplace. (It’s also my little rebellion against Americans making too much about work!)
Let me know what you got on The POGS Personality Test. Does your result fit you? If you’ve taken the DISC test before, I’d like to know how your result on my POGS test compares
What should you be when you grow up?
Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? If you’re like many of us, you probably know what you want to be sometimes… and you probably change your mind often. I find that not knowing what you want to be when you grow up is not just for the young – adults of all ages end up reconsidering their careers. There’s so many great options in this world that it’s hard to choose just one career.
When I was young, I never thought I would grow up to write personality quizzes on the internet. The commercial internet wasn’t even really a thing when I was a kid. I did enjoy non-fiction writing a lot, but I never thought it would actually be what I did. If you had asked me back then, I would have said something like lawyer or economist or mathematician. While all those are worthy professions, I’m having a lot more fun as a quiz writer and website coder. I am finally at the place where what I want to be when I grow up is actually what I am. Good thing too, because I’m all grown up
Whether you know what you want to be when you grow up or not, taking What’s Your Ideal Career? may be useful for you. It will either point you in the right direction or validate the path you have already chosen. What’s Your Ideal Career? is a basic career aptitude test with a Blogthings twist. It will tell you your career personality type, as well as careers that you might be well suited for.
Please Take What’s Your Ideal Career?, and let me know what you get. Do you think your result is accurate? What do you want to be when you grow up? Was your career (or something similar to it) on the list?
Do you love to lead or is it something you reluctantly take charge? We all have to be a leader at some point, and we all have different leadership styles. Find yours with my latest quiz: How Do You Lead?
Comment below with your result, and let me know if you rather lead, follow, or get out of the way!
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What career is your personality most like? What Popular Career Are You?
I find science to be so fascinating. I’m very interested in how the world works, and I love the new answers science provides each day.
So could I be a scientist? Maybe… It would be a lot of work! For now, I’ll just dream about it with my latest quiz, What Field of Science Are You?