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    Default The Predictive Index Survey?

    Has anyone heard of this? I had to take this at work. Haven't gotten the results yet.

    http://www.piworldwide.com/solutions...-index-system/


    As a side note, my superiors that I work for took the MBTI test and my immediate supervisor came out ENTJ, and the supervisor above her who I also work with came out ESTJ. Lucky me???

    No, I'm kidding, they've been great and we work well with together.

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    No I haven't heard of it. I don't like idea of giving people tests as part of the hiring/recruiting process. It seems like a dumb idea. The idea of predicting someone's performance and determining how to coach them based on a test, after they have been hired, sounds even dumber.

    I guess I said the words "dumb" and "idea" several times didn't I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    No I haven't heard of it. I don't like idea of giving people tests as part of the hiring/recruiting process. It seems like a dumb idea. The idea of predicting someone's performance and determining how to coach them based on a test, after they have been hired, sounds even dumber.

    I guess I said the words "dumb" and "idea" several times didn't I.
    I also think it's a dumb idea. Now I said "dumb" too.

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    We use the Predictive Index assessment with our clients. It is often used for hiring since it has the ability to predict people who will and joy and do well in a particular job. No assessment should be used alone to make the hiring decision since there is much more to know about a person. You can learn how companies are using PI at our website. http://www.predictiveresults.com. There are some interesting case studies to read.

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    And yet, there is always the exception to the rule, that one person not typically suited to a job that aces it. The trouble with predictive testing like this is that you will eliminate the outstanding in the process. Gataca anyone?

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    I forgot to come back and update this. I got ESFP. Ugh, I keep getting that when I take tests. My ESTJ boss got excited, but I told him it was wrong.

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    Percentage breakdown of your results:

    Extraverted (E) 50%


    Introverted (I) 50%

    Sensing (S) 86%


    Intuitive (N) 14%

    Feeling (F) 85%


    Thinking (T) 15%

    Perceiving (P) 55%


    Judging (J) 45%

    ESFP – Performers and Entertainers

    Career relevant traits:
    • Excited and stimulated by new experiences.
    • Know how to have a good time, and how to make things fun for others
    • Independent, practical and resourceful
    • Spontaneous seldom plan ahead
    • Strongly dislike routine and structure
    • Feel a close bond with animals and children
    • Highly developed aesthetic appreciation for things
    • Excellent people skills

    You have very strong inter-personal skills, and may find yourself often in the role of the peacemaker. Generous and warm, and with your personal values, you are probably very sympathetic and concerned for other other´s well being. You are very observant about other people, and seem to sense what is wrong with someone before others might, responding warmly with a solution to a practical need. Perhaps you may not always give the best advice, because you don’t like theory and future-planning, but you are great for giving practical care.
    As an ESFP, you are good at many things, but will not be happy unless you have a lot of contact with people and many new experiences. You should choose careers which provide you with the opportunity to use your great people skills and practical perspective, which provides you with enough new challenges so you are not bored.
    As an ESFP you are a great team player. You are not likely to create any problems or fuss, and are likely to create the most fun environment possible for completing any job. You will do best in careers in which you are able to use your excellent people skills, along with your abilities to meld ideas into structured formats. Being a fast-paced individual who likes new experiences, you should select careers which offer or need a lot of diversity, as well as people skills.

    Possible Career Paths for the ESFP:
    • Artists, Performers and Actors
    • Sales Representatives
    • Counselors / Social Work
    • Child Care
    • Fashion Designers
    • Interior Decorators
    • Consultants
    • Photographers
    • Human resources managers
    • Clerical supervisors
    • Factory supervisors
    • Receptionists
    • Recreation workers
    • Fitness trainer
    • Food service worker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    I forgot to come back and update this. I got ESFP. Ugh, I keep getting that when I take tests. My ESTJ boss got excited, but I told him it was wrong.
    Well it looks like you're evenly split on E/I and pretty balanced on P/J. But I guess we knew that already.
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    I applied for another job and was sent a link to take this survey pretty quickly. It looks employers really do use this.

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    I would have to be pretty desperate to take a job with a company that relied upon this influencing their decisions. But if there are many who do, it could be inevitable.
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    I just see cherry picking for types and it gives me the creeps.
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