Scientific Personality Assessment

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  1. natekarle

    natekarle Larval Mass Registered

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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
     
  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Yeah, me too... Go fig.

    Well, off to my first paleontology dig tomorrow... Phil would be proud!

    :arr:
     
  4. DocFrye

    DocFrye O. vulgaris Registered

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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?
     
  5. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Organizer? Me? :wink:
     
  6. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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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!!!
     
  7. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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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....
     
  8. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    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
     
  9. Infusoria

    Infusoria Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I turn out to be an Enthusiast, which apparently means I'm a spineless follower with no ideas of my own. Well, bollocks to that.
     
  10. main_board

    main_board Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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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!
     
  11. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Heaven's, when I picked THE EXACT OPPOSITE (or closest thing to it; I remained male), I became an enthusiast (I've probably screwed up their data set).

    :roll:
     
  12. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Organizer? Me? Impossible. Any person who's ever seen my workspaces over the years knows just how disorganized they look.

    Then again, I usually know exactly where everything is, and I can pack a car's trunk like nobody's business.

    Hmmm.

    Clem
     
  13. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I'm an explorer???? Who, me??? Opinionated??? Moi??? Center of Attention??? I don't think so! IS ANYBODY LISTENING????
     
  14. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    WHAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! ORGANIZER?! IMPOSSIBLE! (We are talking about the same kid you loses papers on a regular basis, only to find them two days later!) A.k.a., "What, me? Organize? Naw...":twisted:
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    Although, paragraphs 2 and 3 may have a point. ('Course I thought I was simply the worlds leading and foremost procrastinator. :oops:)
     
  15. CapnNemo

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    Yep Explorer! Damn, it's the whole disorganised thing isn't it? "Crikey look at the state of his desk/lab, he must be an explorer". I admit that I only tidy up when I can't find something, which... happens.. quite a lot. And I have been accused of ahem 'project slip' in the past.

    Drat! Hey there are only four types anyway, http://scienceboard.net/pdf/personality_screen.pdf_1.pdf

    I think it's all a bit broad really.

    Anyway, I'm not a scientist.

    So I don't care, ner!
     
  16. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Organiser, perfectionist..........moi?? Took me half an hour to find my car keys this morning!

    J
     
  17. fluffysquid

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    It says i'm an Explorer, but I only agree with some of that.... like I dont dominate conversations and i'm not extreeeemely opinionated.... just a little. and i DO give other contributors credit too. A little un-focused at times? Yeah sure... sometimes. Fun test, though.
     
  18. TPOTH

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    Take me to your leader... no wait! that's me.... :shock:
    Leader hey? Perhaps only when I'm in a good mood :razz:

    TPOTH
     
  19. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    That's me... the gas-guzzling Ford Explorer. Quick! To the next frontier!
     
  20. fluffysquid

    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Uh oh, mine's a ford explorer...

    Well, uh, I'll have you know....that uhm... it's a lot better than a flat-bed truck when it's raining. and stuff. aquarium transporter! *run away*
     

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