top of page

Learnings from my Personality Test

Today I took a personality type test for the leadership course to enhance my leadership coaching skills. The results do apply, I have to say!

According to the "Five Factor Model of Personality; Jaap J.A. Denissen, Lars Penke; 2008", I am ETKG – TEACHER (resilient Type).

Here is the description that caught me immediately as professional coach:

"In general, they always believe in the good in other people and are open to new or unusual ideas and views. Since they are full of creativity, they like to try out imaginative and original things, engage in thought games, philosophical considerations and have a vivid imagination. They do not shy away from complex and multi-layered topics, and are even very interested in the fantastic. They derive many positive emotions from working with others, helping and supporting them. They pursue their professional and private goals tirelessly and persistently. Sometimes, however, they can have overly romantic and idealized ideas about the world or other people."

Last sentence so true, I do, I do. 😊 Prominent examples of ETKG teachers: Sarah Jessica Parker ( Actress )

I can not agree more on the definition, yet I have to admit, I loved the example even more. 😄

What do you think? Does this definition feel like me to you?

In today's fast paced work-places and professional training, similar tests give us the opportunity to self-reflect- if not 100%, to a good extend- and evaluate ourselves through "objective" lenses.

How many of these boxes do you honestly tick? ✅️

1) Your skills, interests, competencies and responsibilities correlate.

2) Your heart and brain are in coherence.

3) People say "Oh you are born to do this!"

4) You are supported by your leader to bring the best in you in a safe space to move yourself and your organization forward.

If none:

1) When was the last time you checked in with your gut and self-reflected?

2) When was the last time you took such a test ?

3) When was the last time you checked for the indicators of such an alignment in a "work-day" and if necessary asked for help?

4) How can you define your area of competency and fitting behavioral patterns "that make you, uniquely you" in a simple way?

Yours, Dilek


bottom of page