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My self-summary
I recently took a personal test for a job as a financial planner for Edward Jones. A bit long but worth reading.

Personal Orientation Profile 7.0 Personal Strengths/Career Needs


In Terms of Enterprising vs Support Role Possibilities
You would be described as extremely competitive, enterprising, assertive, aggressive, tough minded, determined and goal oriented. You may display new and creative ways to reach your personal and work objectives and you will be self-evaluative and sometimes critical of your own performance. Given an aim, objective or requirement, you would be able to develop your own plan, manage your time and focus your effort on a daily basis to reach your goals. Being a self-manager should come very naturally to you and these skills should be refined through formal training and/or on-the-job experience.

In Terms of Your Style & Strength of Various Motivations
You would be described as being motivated both by a genuine concern for the well being of others and by the opportunity to achieve an excellent standard of income for yourself through the application of your talents and effort to the achievement of very demanding goals. To achieve both your 'people-oriented' and your personal goals, you may become somewhat hard driving, eager and active and if delayed, occasionally impatient. There is a balance in your motivational pattern between an orientation towards people or service considerations and towards bettering your own life. This means that you will want to assess each step in your career path in terms of its social merit as well as its payoff to you. If either element is seriously limited in a job, you may have difficulty in committing yourself completely to it.

In Terms of Your Independence vs Your Need to Be in the 'Team'
You would be described as extremely strong minded, stubborn, demanding, firm independent and resolute. You would seek responsibility and dislike constant supervision. Your result indicates that you are an individual interested in developing his/her own skills, and innovative in developing his/her own procedures or methods of approaching business, perhaps even to the extent of conflicting with existing company procedures. In a team situation you would be most likely to move as quickly as possible into a team leadership role if you decided to participate in the team at all.

In Terms of Your Orientation Towards the 'People' Side of Business
You would be described as extremely sociable, entertaining, cheerful, genial and outgoing. In addition to being a fluent talker, you would be comfortable with new people, value social interaction and make new friends easily. Generally, you would be a good company representative and have the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people in a number of different functions. Being extremely sociable could make you somewhat sensitive to rejection.

In Terms of Your Orientation Towards Technical & Practical Concerns
You would be described as somewhat logical, reflective, analytical, factual and practical. Intellectual challenges, when offered just as challenges without any obvious practical utility, would not appeal to you as strongly as would other kinds of challenges and opportunities. Ideas and concepts which were of solid practical use would be of interest to you.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently a mainframe programmer/analyst. I can see that a lot of companies are moving away from mainframes and going to the web and so I am trying to pick up some web skills.
I’m really good at
Check out the self-summary profile.
The first things people usually notice about me
A lot of people have told me that I am very determined and resolute and will work very hard for my personnal goals. I am also good working with people. I have been in sales and was good with it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like watching movies that are true stories about people who overcame difficult situations. Moves like Cinderella Man, Jim Braddock, an unlikely boxer who became heavyweight champion of the world back in the 1930's. Secretariat, the story of a woman who decides that her horse could win it all and did. It is the story of a housewife rise to greatness in horse racing. Even her husband did not support her, but her belief in herself was alll she had. The Blind Side, another movie that you should see for yourself. The Kings Speech is another one. Would you believe I also like romantic movies that depict how love overcomes all. All these movies are inspiring, emotional and heart-felt. Watching them just makes you feel good!
Six things I could never do without
I like racquetball and other physical activities where I can see some results. I also like reading self improvement books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the future holds for me.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am filling the weekends with a lot of study which is not really good since I need to have some relationships outside of work. We are made for relationships and life is better with it. There are always challenges with relationships but the positives outweight the negatives.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
If you like to spend some time just being with somebody doing stuff like traveling, fishing, going to a movie, just plain hanging around.
The two of us