Idealist, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self — always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealist are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping other find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individual and to fulfill their potentials.
Idealist are rare, making up no more than 8 to 10 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and thier idealism has given them influence far beyong thier numbers.
Kingdomality- Benevolent Ruler
Your distinct personality, The Benevolent Ruler might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. You are the idealistic social dreamer. Your overriding goal is to solve the people problems of your world. You are a social reformer who wants everyone to be happy in a world that you can visualize. You are exceptionally perceptive about the woes and needs of humankind. You often have the understanding and skill to readily conceive and implement the solutions to your perceptions. On the positive side, you are creatively persuasive, charismatic and ideologically concerned. On the negative side, you may be unrealistically sentimental, scattered and impulsive, as well as deviously manipulative. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today’s corporate kingdoms.
Self Esteem Test– 65100
According to this test, you have a reasonably high level of self-esteem. There is, however, still some room for improvement. You seem to experience some doubt about your own abilities, occasional feelings of inadequacy and possibly even question your own self-worth from time to time. Essentially, you sometimes get caught up in a vicious circle; if you believe that you cannot do something, your belief causes you to think and behave in a way that leads to your eventual failure. Although your self-esteem is generally healthy, and some insecurity is normal, it certainly can’t hurt to give your confidence a boost. There is a wide range of resources available out there on the subject, why not check them out? You’ll certainly see the long-term benefits – increased confidence, better relationships, less anxiety and an overall improved sense of well-being.
About Type A and Type B Personality
According to scientific literature, Type A behavior is characterized by an intense and sustained drive to achieve goals and an eagerness to compete. Personalities categorized as Type A tend to have a persistent desire for external recognition and advancement. They are involved in various functions that bring about time restrictions. Such personalities have a tendency to speed up mental and physical tasks with extraordinary mental and physical alertness. These characteristics make for super-achievers and high-powered people.
Type A individuals can get a lot done and have the potential to really move ahead in the world. But there is a high price to pay. Certain components of such a personality can inhibit happiness and even threaten health. For example, the goals that Type A folks set are often poorly defined and therefore hard to achieve—a perfect recipe for misery.
Type A is also characterized by a general discontentedness and the impulse to be overly critical and demanding, even contemptuous of imperfection, in the self and others. This focus on negative aspects and the accompanying bursts of hostility, impatience result in guilt, remorse and anxiety.
Type A personalities are motivated by external sources (instead of by inner motivation), such as material reward and appreciation from others. Type A folks experience a constant sense of opposition, wariness, and apprehension–they are always ready for battle. And anyone can imagine how this constant (and very exhausting) existence would deplete reserves of contentment and happiness and disrupt personal equilibrium.
Although the literature is somewhat inconsistent because of problems with the conceptualization and definition of Type A behavior patter, it has been linked to higher risks of cardiovascular diseases. The risks seemed to be reduced with intervention aimed at reducing Type A behavior. Indeed, those with a high Type A score would be happier and healthier if they were to file down the jagged edges of their personality. By learning how to control the negative behavior patterns while preserving their drive, Type A people can be successful without sacrificing their emotional well-being.
Type B behavior is usually defined as the absence of Type A behavior. Type B personalities are relaxed and have a laid-back attitude and posture. They are friendly, accepting, patient, at ease, and generally content. They are at peace with themselves and others. They show a general sense of harmony with people, events, and life circumstances. They tend to be trusting. They focus on the positive aspects of things, people and events. Type B folks are self-encouraging, have inner motivation, are stable and have a pleasant mood. They are interested in others and accept trivial mistakes. They have an accepting attitude about trivial mistakes and a problem-solving attitude about major mistakes. They are flexible and good team members. The Type B person is able to lead and be led.
What does your score mean?
Your attitude to life is very relaxed and hedonistic. The hostile, aggressive and competitive part of you surfaces rarely, if ever. You are easy and fun to be around. The down side is that you seem to take everything so easy that you might miss on important opportunities. Make sure you are just being cool and relaxed-and that it’s not getting to the point that you simply don’t care much about anything. Try to put some structure into your life-get organized. Pay more attention to what you are doing and focus
Results of Your Assertiveness Test : 48100
According to your results on the Assertiveness Test, you seem to be doing relatively well in standing up for yourself. In most day-to-day situations, you possess the necessary skills and inner-confidence to tell others what you need, think or want. There may be the occasional moment, however, when you find yourself hesitating to declare your view on things. Why not take some steps to improve your ability to stand up for yourself, since you’ve already mastered the basics? You have nothing to lose, but plenty to gain.
Goal Setting Exercise Score: 3 (veryhigh)
You set very high goals on the Goal-Setting Exercise. Although you didn’t go so far as to aspire to the impossible, your goals were rather unrealistic. While aiming for the top is certainly not a bad thing, make sure you shoot so high that it leads to frustration or disappointment. Take a look at your approach to goals in career/studies, relationships and everyday life; do you often feel disappointed when you are unable to reach your objectives, or give up when they seem too insurmountable? Stay aware of this tendency and tone it down a bit, for your own benefit. Success takes time and hard work, and is best approached in small, digestible chunks. You can still shoot for the big-time, but break down goals so you can clearly observe your progress. You’ll be less likely to throw in the towel when things don’t go as smoothly as planned! Remember that success does not come overnight, but achieving your dreams is worth the time, effort, and patience! As Lowell once wrote, “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Your ACT Self-Profile
The ACT Profile uses reliable and valid methods to assess which personality attributes are prominent for you. Your scores on each of the 11 personality traits are displayed on the profile below. Scores for each of the traits are displayed in percentiles created from a database of professionals, including some from your organization. The center point of the circle equals zero and the four concentric circles mark the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 100th percentiles comparing you to the database of professionals.
1 Helpful (score = 48)
2 Sociable (score = 56)
3 Need for Approval (score = 65)
4 Dependent (score = 69)
5 Tense (score = 31)
6 Rigid (score = 10)
7 Controlling (score = 15)
8 Competitive (score = 65)
9 Conscientious (score = 81)
10 Achieving (score = 40)
11 Innovative (score = 17)
Your ACT Self Profile is a snapshot of your personality. The longest/largest shaded areas show which traits are most prominent and characterize your presence. If, for example, you score 82% on Competitive, it means that 18% of people are more competitive than you are and 81% of people are less competitive. This is a moderately high score compared to other people-higher than four out of five people. A score of 8% on Sociable is a hard sign that you are not a people person, given that 92% of people are more sociable.
-Motivated to produce high quality results
-Wants to get along with others
-Serious, not often spontaneous
-Can work well independently or on a team
-Likes to be noticed and recognized for efforts
-Analytical, prefers to look carefully before leaping
-A perfectionist; may not produce timely results_
-Respectful to others, diplomatic
-Reliable and restrained – not impulsive
-Likes rules and procedures
-Works best in a structured setting