THE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS #personality test – 5/6


The 5 minute personality test is written over 6 blogs – follow from blog 1 – 6 to see who you are most like!

Following on from the personality test here are the description of:

 

G = GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

One word describes these people: LOYAL. They are so loyal, in fact, that they can absorb the most emotional pain and punishment in a relationship and still stay committed. They are great listeners, incredibly empathetic and warm encourages. However, they tend to be such pleasers that they can have great difficultly being assertive in a situation or relationship when it’s needed.

 

 

National Strengths

  • Patient
  • Easy-going
  • Team player
  • Stable
  • Empathetic
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive to feelings of others
  • Tremendously loyal
  • Puts people above projects
  • Dependable
  • Reliable
  • Supportive
  • Agreeable

National Weaknesses

  • Indecisive
  • Over-accommodating
  • May sacrifice results for the sake of harmony
  • Slow to initiate
  • Avoids confrontation even when needed
  • Tends to hold grudges and remember hurts inflicted by others
  • Fears change

 

Basic Disposition:

Slow-paced, people-oriented

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Motivated by:

Desire for good relationships and appreciation of others.

 

Time Management:

Golden Retrievers focus on the present and devote lots of time to helping others and building relationships

 

Communication Style:

Two-way communicator; great listener and provides empathetic response.

 

Decision Making:

Makes decisions more slowly, wants input from others, and often yields to the input.

 

In Pressure or Tense Situations:

The Golden Retriever gives in to the opinions, ideas, and wishes of others. Often too tolerant.

 

Greatest Needs:

The Golden Retriever needs security; gradual change and time to adjust to it; an environment free of conflict.

 

What the Golden Retrievers Desires:

Quality relationships; security; consistent known environment; a relaxed and friendly environment; freedom to work at their own pace.

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THE OTTERS – #personality test – 4/6


The 5 minute personality test is written over 6 blogs – follow from blog 1 – 6 to see who you are most like!

Following on from the personality test here are the description of:

O = OTTER

Otters are excitable, fun seeking, cheerleader types who love to talk! They are great at motivating others and need to be in an environment where they can talk to have a vote on major decisions. The Otters’ outgoing nature makes them great networkers – they usually know a lot of people who know a lot of people. they can be very loving and encouraging unless under pressure, when they tend to use their verbal skills to attack. They have a strong desire to be liked and enjoy being the centre of attention. They are often very attentive to style, and clothes. Otters are the life of any party; and most people really enjoy being around them.

National Strengths

  • Enthusiastic
  • Optimistic
  • Good Communicator
  • Emotional and Passionate
  • Motivational and inspirational
  • Outgoing
  • Personal
  • Dramatic
  • Fun-loving

 

National Weaknesses

  • Unrealistic
  • Not detail-oriented
  • Disorganised
  • Impulsive
  • Listens to feelings above logic
  • Reactive
  • Can be too talkative
  • Excitable

 

Basic Disposition:

Fast paced. People-oriented.

 

Motivated by:

Recognition and approval of others

 

Time Management:

Otters focus on the future and have a tendency to rush to the next exciting thing.

 

Communication Style:

Enthusiastic and stimulating, often one-way; but can inspire and motivate others.

 

Decision Making:

Intuitive and fast. Makes a lot of “right calls” and lots of wrong ones

 

In Pressure or Tense Situations:

The Otter ATTACKS. Can be more concerned about their popularity than about achieving tangible results.

 

Greatest Needs:

The otter needs social activities and recognition; activities that are fun, and freedom from details.

 

What the Otters Desires:

Prestige, friendly relationships, opportunity to help and motivate others, and opportunities to verbally share their ideas.

THE LION #personality test result – 3/6


The 5 minute personality test is written over 6 blogs – follow from blog 1 – 6 to see who you are most like!

 

 

Following on from the personality test here are the description of:

 

L = LIONS

Lions are leaders. They are usually the bosses at work……..or at least they think they are! They are decisive, bottom line folks who are observers, not watchers or listeners. They love to solve problems. They are usually individuals who love to seek new adventures and opportunities.

Lions are very confident and self-reliant. In group setting, if no one else instantly takes charge, the Lion will. Unfortunately, if they don’t learn how to tone down their aggressiveness, their natural dominating traits can cause problems with others. Most entrepreneurs are strong lions, or at least have a lot of lion in them.

National Strengths

  • Decisive
  • Goal Oriented
  • Achievement driven
  • Gets results
  • Independent
  • Risk-taker
  • Takes initiative
  • Self-starter
  • Persistent
  • Efficient
  • Competitive
  • Enjoys challenges, variety and change
  • Driven to complete projects quickly and effectively.

National Weaknesses

  • Impatient
  • Blunt
  • Poor Listener
  • Impulsive
  • Demanding
  • May view projects more important than people
  • Can be insensitive to the feelings of others
  • May “run over” others who are slower to act or speak
  • Fears, inactivity, relaxation
  • Quickly bored by routine or mechanics

 

Basic Disposition:

Fast-paced, task oriented.

 

Motivated by:

Results; challenge, action, power and credit for achievement.

 

Time Management:

Lions focus on NOW instead of distant future. They get a lot more done in a lot less time than their peers. Hate wasting time; and like to get right to the point.

 

Communication Style:

Great at initiating communication; no good at listening (one way, communicator)

 

Decision Making:

Impulsive; makes quick decisions with goal or end results in mind. Results-focused. Needs very few facts to make a decision.

 

In Pressure or Tense Situations:

The Lion takes command and becomes autocratic.

 

Greatest Needs:

The Lion needs to see results, experience variety, and face new challenges. He needs to solve problems and wants direct answers.

 

What the Lion Desires:

Freedom, authority, variety, difficult assignments, opportunity for advancement.

What Does The Personality Test Mean – 2/6


The 5 minute personality test is written over 6 blogs – follow from blog 1 – 6 to see who you are most like!

 

Personality Test – What does it mean?

Now that you have taken the survey what does it all mean?

Each letter (L. O. G. B.) stands for a particular personality type. The column with the highest score is your dominant personality type while the column with the second highest scores reveal the most accurate picture of your natural inclinations, strengths and weaknesses, and how you will naturally respond in most situations.

The four personality types can be likened to animals

 

L   = LIONS

O = OTTERS

G  = GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

B   = BEAVERS

 

Read next blog on the complete descriptions of each one.

 

Previous blog:   The 5 Minute Personality Test (1) http://wp.me/p1zPRQ-vB

The 5 Minute Personality Test – 1/6


The 5 minute personality test is written over  6 blogs – follow from blog 1 – 6  to see who you are most like!

 

I was at a training session today and we had great fun doing a 5 minute personality test. I think that this would be great fun to do at a team meeting, and if the questions are answered correctly its amazing just how true to the person completing the test are, but it is just for fun and should not be used for any other purposes.

Start with giving everyone a sheet with the questions listed below. it is important to tell the participants that the test is just for them and they will not have to disclose it if they do not want to – but we had great fun discussing our results and all amazed at how accurate they were to our own personalities.

 


 

Here is the test 

 

Below are ten horizontal lines with four words on each line, one in each column. In each line, put the number “4” next to the words that best describes you in that line; a “3” next to the word that describes you next best; a “2” to the next best word, and a “1” by the word that least describes you. On each horizontal line of words, you will then have one “4”, one “3”, one “2” and one “1”.

 

For example” One choice for the first line of words would be as follows”

 

3   likes Authority                 4    Enthusiastic                  2     Sensitive Feelings             1    Likes Instructions


 

                   L                                             O                                              G                                                   B 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

1.  ____ Likes Authority         ____ Enthusiastic              ____ Sensitive Feelings         ____ Likes Instructions

2.   ____ Takes Charge           ____ Takes Risks                ____ Loyal                                ____ Accurate

3.   ____ Determined              ____ Visionary                     ____ Calm, Even Keel           ____ Consistent

4.   ____ Enterprising             ____ Very Verbal                ____ Enjoys Routine              ____ Predictable

5.   ____ Competitive                ____ Promoter                   ____ Dislikes Change             ____ Practical

6.  ____ Problem Solver           ____ Enjoys Popularity   ____ Gives In To Other          ____ Factual

7.   ____Productive                    ____ Fun-Loving             ____ Avoid Confrontations    ____ Conscientious

8.   ____ Bold                                ____ Likes Variety         ____ Sympathetic                     ____ Perfectionist

9.  ____ Decision Maker            ____ Spontaneous         _____ Nurturing                       ____ Detailed-Oriented

10. ____ Persistent                      ____ Inspirational         ____ Peacemaker                     _____ Analytical

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

          ___TOTAL ‘L’                 _____ TOTAL ‘O’                ____ TOTAL ‘G’                   ____ TOTAL ‘B’

 

 

Total up the numbers of each vertical column (L,O,G,B)


 

see my next blog on the results that apply to each of the Letters – if you have done the test you will be amazed at the results

Disposing of confidential information / Staff Training


I have just read an article about a NHS hospital that has had medical records of several patients found “blowing around in the street”

here is the link

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Frenchay-Hospital-patients-records-street-40/story-20843243-detail/story.html

This story brings my thoughts back to a time in the surgery when I arrived at work early one morning to find several torn up pieces of paper littering the car park around the back of the surgery building.

On investigating what it was I was mortified to see that the litter contained  patient information – by sheer luck it was a wet day and the information was wet and had fact stuck fast to the ground and it was in torn up pieces – but I could still identify some patient information. I searched the grounds and by sheer luck there was only a few pieces that I found – I went over to the bin area and found that the lid to the bin had blown up, the bin was in fact full and the contents had blown out. The bin contained more patient information.

I made sure that every bit of patient information was removed from the bin and brought back inside and I investigated straight away why that information had found its way into the bins.

I discovered what had happened. We had a new member of staff join the Reception team the day before. She was working the late shift with one other Receptionist and the new Receptionist had not been shown where the confidential waste was to go so she disposed of the information in the normal office bin. The older serving Receptionist had printed off the next days surgeries (this was always done in case of a power cut and we would at least have a list of patients due into surgery the next day) That day’s list would then be destroyed.

There were numerous large marked containers around the surgery for all confidentiality waste to go into. The Receptionist gave the lists to the new Receptionist “thinking” the new Receptionist would know where it had to go – the new Receptionist had never worked in medical field before and had no idea of confidentiality and what it really meant,  something that we all take for granted.

Our cleaners were also excellent and if they were ever in doubt about putting something in the normal bins they would ask someone. This particular day we had another cleaner covering as our usual one was on holiday.

A team includes everyone even the cleaners. In my experience including the cleaners in certain training sessions and keeping them updated with certain changes in the Surgery definitely helps in many way.

I completed an incident report form and I discussed this with staff at our next Team Meeting.

A big error made and we were completely at fault. This incident highlighted we cannot take anything for granted, especially when it come to new staff – training is vital, and so in ongoing training for older serving members of the team, and if you employ cleaners perhaps they should be included in confidentiality training, and if you have contract cleaners ensure that they are fully aware of confidentiality. It might save a lot of problems if something like this should happen.

I have recently completed confidentiality training to a organisation (not healthcare) and used this incident in the training sessions  – several people over the two courses admitted that they didn’t destroy customer confidential information and just put it in the normal bins and agreed they would all be shredding all their confidential information from now on.

 

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