As some of you might know I am already qualified for psychometrics and am a registered user with British Psychology Society since last summer. However, as my business services do heavily focus on psychometrics and personality assessments I picked a Hogan qualification as I believe this is the best available on the market. I will do the qualification this time in Germany so that I can best work both markets – UK and my home country Germany.
Identity or reputation?
While I did the pre-course learning material I came across a very interesting insight.
There are two different ways how every person can be seen.
- How the person sees herself / himself (Identity) and
- How other people see this person (Reputation)
Which of both does matter more? Personality Assessments tend to be self reports. This means the person answers questions about herself / himself. What gave me some food for thought tho is the statement by R. Hogan “people hire us, fire us, marry us, loan us money, and otherwise support us based on our reputations”.
This does mean in the end it is not important how we see ourselves, but it is more important how others see us. How others observe our behaviours.
Hogan reports focus on what others say about us. I believe it is absolutely relevant for everyone to know how we are perceived by others. Especially in situations when we are under pressure and stressed.
Have you made a personality assessment yet? Did you get a proper feedback that has helped you to understand better who are you? To help you understand how others see you? To understand better what motivates you? To understand better in which working environment you perform best?
All these are questions I will hopefully will find some answers to on my journey – maybe you’d like to share your personal experiences with me either here or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyways, these questions have definitely ensured me that I am absolutely on the right track to create a meaningful business with purposeful services.
And, I created my first ever Facebook Ad. How exciting! Eek! 😉