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Published on November 13, 2017

Do This Test If You Want To Find Out Your Powers

Do This Test If You Want To Find Out Your Powers

Our personality type influences everything we do. Some of us are logical thinkers, while others are creative. You may prefer the comfort of solitude, but you might also be at home in a crowd. There’s no single way to approach life, but until you understand yourself, you’ll encounter many difficulties. It’s tough to improve yourself, communicate, or find the best approach to a situation if you don’t know who you are.

Personality tests can help you work smarter instead of harder

When you know yourself, you can approach interpersonal relationships and work-related tasks in a way that best suits you. Taking a personality test can help you identify strengths and areas for improvement. The 16 Personalities Test is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself.

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    One of the best things about this test is that it’s rooted in a long-standing tradition of analyzing human behavior. Carl Jung’s scholarship on introversion and extroversion is a prominent building block for this test.

    In the 1940s, Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers developed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test.[1] This widely-used personality test uses the scholarly groundwork laid by Jung to identify 16 different personality types.

    The 16 Personalities Test incorporates elements of Jung’s personality theory with Myers-Briggs and the five factor model (The Big Five). The Big Five personality traits are extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness.[2]

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    Answer questions to find out what kind of person you are

    The 16 Personalities Test asks a series of questions that analyze a test taker’s Mind, Energy, Nature, Tactics and Identity. The test can help you understand how you respond to your environment, process emotions, and make choices. It also gives you an objective measure of how confident you are with your decisions and abilities.

    The test compiles all of your answers and percentages to determine not only your personality type, but also what roles and strategies you’re most likely to adopt. Your answers also help the test figure out what strategies you use to get things done.

    The results are shockingly accurate

    I took the 16 Personalities Test, and the results described me to a T. I’ve taken a few personality tests in the past, including Myers-Briggs and True Colors.[3] Each one revealed some aspect of my personality. I was amazed at how many new insights I was able to have considering that I have taken several personality tests.

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      My character is classified as “The Advocate,” my role is “The Diplomat,” and my strategy is “Constant Improvement.” Advocates with diplomatic tendencies tend to be idealists who strive to take concrete action to make the world a better place. Diplomats work to mitigate struggles with empathy. Constant improvers are perfectionists who strive to master bodies of knowledge.

      My perfectionism has led me to reach a high-level of success, but it also makes me sensitive about criticism. Constructive feedback is always welcome, but if I make a mistake or the criticism is particularly harsh, I tend to spend a lot of time and energy trying to correct the problem and keep everyone happy.

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      The 16 Personalities Test revealed that I am best suited for a job that offers me the opportunity to solve problems and lead. My personality type does not do well in a corporate setting, but I’m well-suited to run my own business in a field where I can help others. This explains so much about my leadership history and career path.

      Why this test is better than other personality tests?

      What I didn’t anticipate about this test was the way that it made me think about the people with whom I work. If you’re a leader or work with a team, encourage your employees and teammates take this test. It will help you understand their working style and competencies so that you can place them in roles in which they’re most likely to excel.

      The 16 Personalities Test takes less than 12 minutes, doesn’t require sign-up, and it’s free. When you complete the test, you’ll receive a comprehensive analysis about your personality. It does have a premium version that gives you a longer report and more information about ways that you can improve yourself based upon your unique personality. I’d recommend giving the free version a go, and if you like it, you can always upgrade.

      Take the 16 Personalities Test to learn something new about yourself.

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      How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

      How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

      Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with hundreds of emails all vying for our attention.

      Our phones are beeping and pinging with new alerts to messages, likes and comments and our colleagues are complaining about the latest company initiative is designed to get us to do more work and spend less time at home.

      All these distractions result in us multitasking where our attention is switching between one crisis and the next.

      Multitasking is a problem. But how to stop multitasking?

      How bad really is multitasking?

      It dilutes your focus and attention so even the easiest of tasks become much harder and take longer to complete.

      Studies have shown that while you think you are multitasking, you are in fact task switching, which means your attention is switching between two or more pieces of work and that depletes the energy resources you have to do your work.

      This is why, even though you may have done little to no physical activity, you arrive home at the end of the day feeling exhausted and not in the mood to do anything.

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      We know it is not a good way to get quality work done, but the demands for out attention persist and rather than reduce, are likely to increase as the years go by.

      So what to do about it?

      Ways to stop multitasking and increase productivity

      Now, forget about how to multitask!

      Here are a few strategies on how to stop multitasking so you can get better quality and more work done in the time you have each working day:

      1. Get enough rest

      When you are tired, your brain has less strength to resist even the tiniest attention seeker. This is why when you find your mind wandering, it is a sign your brain is tired and time to take a break.

      This does not just mean taking breaks throughout the day, it also means making sure you get enough sleep every day.

      When you are well rested and take short regular breaks throughout the day your brain is fully refuelled and ready to focus in on the work that is important.

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      2. Plan your day

      When you don’t have a plan for the day, the day will create a plan for you. When you allow outside influences to take control of your day, it is very hard not to be dragged off in all directions.

      When you have a plan for the day, when you arrive at work your brain knows exactly what it is you want to accomplish and will subconsciously have prepared itself for a sustained period of focused work.

      Your resistance to distractions and other work will be high and you will focus much better on the work that needs doing.

      3. Remove everything from your desk and screen except for the work you are doing

      I learned this one a long time ago. In my previous work, I worked in a law office and I had case files to deal with. If I had more than one case file on my desk at any one time, I would find my eyes wandering over the other case files on my desk when I had something difficult to do.

      I was looking for something easier. This meant often I was working on three or four cases at one time and that always led to mistakes and slower completion.

      Now when I am working on something, I am in full-screen mode where all I can see is the work I am working on right now.

      4. When at your desk, do work

      We are creatures of habit. If we do our online shopping and news reading at our desks as well as our work, we will always have the temptation to be doing stuff that we should not be doing at that moment.

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      Do your online shopping from another place—your home or from your phone when you are having a break—and only do your work when at your desk. This conditions your brain to focus in on your work and not other distractions.

      5. Learn to say no

      Whenever you hear the phrase “learn to say no,” it does not mean going about being rude to everyone. What it does mean is delay saying yes.

      Most problems occur when we say “yes” immediately. We then have to spend an inordinate amount of energy thinking of ways to get ourselves out of the commitment we made.

      By saying “let me think about it” or “can I let you know later” gives you time to evaluate the offer and allows you to get back to what you were doing quicker.

      6. Turn off notifications on your computer

      For most of us, we still use computers to do our work. When you have email alert pop-ups and other notifications turned on, they will distract you no matter how strong you feel.

      Turn them off and schedule email reviewing for times between doing your focused work. Doing this will give you a lot of time back because you will be able to remain focused on the work in front of you.

      7. Find a quiet place to do your most important work

      Most workplaces have meeting rooms that are vacant. If you do have important work to get done, ask if you can use one of those rooms and do your work there.

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      You can close the door, put on your headphones and just focus on what is important. This is a great way to remove all the other, non-important, tasks demanding your attention and just focus on one piece of work.

      The bottom line

      Focusing on one piece of work at a time can be hard but the benefits to the amount of work you get done are worth it. You will make fewer mistakes, you will get more done and will feel a lot less tired at the end of the day.

      Make a list of the four or five things you want to get done the next day before you finish your work for the day and when you start the day, begin at the top of the list with the first item.

      Don’t start anything else until you have finished the first one and then move on to the second one. This one trick will help you to become way more productive.

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