Real-time Personality Assessment (Pt 3): Word Themes

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

The words people use tell you much about their personalities. The challenge is trying to see a theme. While not every word is important, it’s not readily apparent which ones are. Furthermore, the subject matter might encourage certain words. As an introduction to the concept, I often refer people to Wordle. By inserting a bunch…

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Real-time Personality Assessment (Pt 4): Extrapolation

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

In this series’ previous post, I wrote about using Wordle to help identify word usage and phrasing trends by people as a prelude to identifying personalities in a real-time sense. In this series’ first post, I wrote about using everyday conversation to identify personalities. In this post, I will combine the two concepts to validate…

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When They Talk About Us It’s Them

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

“How people describe you says more about them than it does you,” is something I often say when I show people how to assess personalities in real time. Adrianne Palmer asked me to expound on this. For example, if someone says we are disorganized, he is saying organization concerns him. Whether we are or not…

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Who Are the Always Late Personality Types?

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

Lateness to meetings costs money. This adds to the waste for which most meetings are known. Lateness has many reasons. They include personality. Who are the always late personality types though? Knowing these types helps us assess personalities. Knowing personalities helps us be more effective. It helps us build and run better teams. Researching Late…

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Assess Personality Traits with this Listening Game

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

Whether a change management consultant, a leader or an employee, having the ability to assess personality traits is key to navigating organizational culture and office politics, and driving change. When I first learned to do this, my instructor began with this lesson. I call it the Listening Game. That is because I was to listen….

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Real-time personality assessment case study

“Which Box Do You Want to be In?” Personality Assessment Case Study

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

Word choice tells much about personality. This personality assessment case study shows how this works. It can help identify personality types according to other models such as extrovert and introvert. The purpose though is to gain insight into specific tendencies in real life situations. Yes, each work discipline has its own vocabulary. Yet, much room…

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Assessing Personalities From Music People Like

Assessing Personalities From Music People Like To Hear

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

Assessing personalities from music gives great insights into others. It’s very personal. It’s very complex too. Science does not even know why people like it. Assessing Personalities From Music First Steps, First Questions So, when assessing personalities from music people like to hear, my approach is simple. First, I ask what music they like. Then,…

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Cars And Personality Types, Possessions Outside, Personality Inside

Cars And Personality Types, Case Study On What Possessions Tell Us

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Real-time Personality Assessment

People’s possessions tell us much about them. For instance, there’s a link between cars and personality types. Yes, not all own cars. Yet, they’re a great case study for learning how to read personalities from other possessions. Materialism, Cars and Personality Types Just as sunny days often make people cheerier, the things people own can…

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