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Scientific Personality Assessment

natekarle

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Has anyone taken this?

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The Human Side of Science: What is the Archetypal Researcher Personality?

Are there some personalities that are better suited than others to a scientific career? To provide insight into this issue, The Science Advisory Board created the first-ever psychological profile of life science researchers, the Scientific Personality Assessment (http://scienceboard.net/151.new.html).

The assessment is meant to help scientists better evaluate their strengths and assets as well as confront the particular challenges they face in their everyday work life. The goal is not to suggest that one personality type is better than another or that having specific character traits will engender more professional success, but rather to encourage people to align their professional aspirations with their own particular blend of expertise and skills. A summary of results based on recent participants has been posted at: www.scienceboard.net
 

cthulhu77

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Interesting...turned out being an "explorer". Hmmm. Insightful !
greg
 

DocFrye

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I ended up being a "Leader." Go figure... I own and operate my own veterinary hospital.

I like this quote, "Concerned with achieving their personal goals and dreams, leaders value fellow lab members and suppliers according to their ability to help them in these endeavors. They work best with "big picture" projects that need to be pushed through with aggressiveness or personal resolve. In a dysfunctional research team, they may be resented or even feared because of this aggressiveness and their perceived lack of concern for others' feelings. A healthy research team, however, will respect a leader and give him or her with authority and responsibility to fulfill their mission. Leaders mandate perfection and are usually easy to get along with—provided that others measure up to the Leader’s high expectations. "

Sounds about right, eh, Scully?
 

Steve O'Shea

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I'm an explorer, apparently, though I disagree with a few things that they conclude:

I DO LISTEN TO EVERYBODY
I AM NOT OPINIONATED
(and if anyone disagrees with me I'll pop them on the nose)

And BAN bottom trawling or we'll all be doomed!!!
 

Phil

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Organizer, apparantly.

I organised something once, I think it was a group meet at the local real-ale beer festival in the town hall. I've got a diary too so it must be true.

Hmmm....
 
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Steve O'Shea said:
I'm an explorer, apparently, though I disagree with a few things that they conclude:

I DO LISTEN TO EVERYBODY
I AM NOT OPINIONATED
(and if anyone disagrees with me I'll pop them on the nose)

And BAN bottom trawling or we'll all be doomed!!!

I got the same thing, and had a similar reaction. I AM opinionated, but I don't want to tell everyone what I think. I'm a better audience than speaker.

Maybe "explorer" just means "disorganized."

Melissa
 
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Organizer here too! Suppose its pretty true, though the questions that I answered weren't always 100% me. It hard to be super accurate with these sort of personality quizes as everyone is so different. Goes without saying, though, I guess.

Cheers!
 

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