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Copy of What is the shape of your personality?

Psychomentrics personality lesson designed for 7th grade students to learn more about themselves and others.
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Patti Kastor

on 16 September 2015

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What is the
shape
of your personality?

What is personality?
The range of feelings, characteristics, and behavior that make a person unique. These can change over time!
Personality Assessment:
Draw the following shapes in the air.
Which one is your favorite? Write it down on the notecard.
Circles
Strengths and Challenges for Circles
Social
Friendly
Willing to change
Strive for peace and harmony
Good communicators
Good listeners
Love Teams
Indecisive
Easily influenced by others
Do not handle conflict well
Back down in an argument
Hard time saying "no"
Tries to make everyone happy
Triangles
Strengths and Challenges
for Triangles
Focused
Make decisions easily
Organized
Confident
Try new things
Strive for the best
Respected by peers
Easily Frustrated
Sarcastic
Like to control everything
Focused on self
Hard to accept mistakes
Impatient
Squares
Strengths and Challenges for Squares
Get things done
Know and follow rules
Dependable
Good with details (make lists)
Independent
Realistic
Organized
Wait until the last minute
Voice complaints
Try to avoid change
Can get stuck on small details
Sometimes have a hard time working with others
Squiggles
Strengths and Challenges for Squiggles
Motivated
High energy
Optimistic
Great with change
Spontaneous
Best talkers
Not afraid to be different
Overly emotional
Disorganized
Start but do not finish tasks
Poor listening skills
Get bored easily
Activity!
Imagine that you are assigned a lab partner with your group’s designated personality shape. Identify
two benefits
of working with someone with that personality style and
explain why
those are good qualities. Identify
two challenges
of working with someone with that personality style and explain
how to solve
those challenges. As a
group
, create a poster explaining the benefits and challenges you chose to share with the class. Each group will present their poster.

Examples
Positive:
Peace Keeper
Explain why it is good to be partnered with someone who is a peacekeeper.
Challenge:
Avoids Change
Explain how you would overcome the challenge of someone who does not like to change.
Circle
Square
Triangle
Squiggle
Love to have fun and laugh
Work best on teams
Take things personally
Empathetic and compassionate
Great story-tellers (often exaggerates the story to make it sound better)
Want to “fix” everyone else
May give silent treatment when they feel hurt or angry
Struggle setting boundaries
Talk too much
Hate conflict and confrontation
Often feel guilty and responsible for others
Over commit–can’t say no
Helpful Hints for Circles:
You are responsible TO people, not FOR people.
Learn to say no without guilt
Hold others accountable
Remember you can’t always please everyone
Bottom line
Hate to lose even more than they love to win
Extremely confident
Love to debate and argue
Outspoken
Can be sarcastic
Smart–know a little about everything
Like to be in charge
Love to multi-task
Rarely apologize
Successful
Impatient
Self-motivated
Helpful Hints for Triangles
RELAX once in awhile
Slow down and give people a chance to get on board
Multi-tasking may keep you from finishing your projects
Give others a chance to lead
Realize that you are not always right
Detail oriented
Dependable and responsible
Work hard
Organized–hate clutter
Love data, numbers, policies and procedures
Analytical
Can be stubborn
Hesitant to change
Logical
Expressing emotion may be difficult
Best when working alone rather than on a team
Frugal
See fun as a luxury
Detail oriented
Dependable and responsible
Work hard
Organized–hate clutter
Love data, numbers, policies and procedures
Analytical
Can be stubborn
Hesitant to change
Logical
Expressing emotion may be difficult
Best when working alone rather than on a team
Frugal
See fun as a luxury
Helpful Hints for Squares
Let go and have a bit more fun
Let people know what you want and what you need
Be more open to change
Try being more spontaneous
Smile
Like to be around people who are fun
Adapt easily to change
Super energetic
Love to try new things
Get bored easily
Shoot from the hip—don’t always research first
Idea generators
Not as organized as they should be
Speak before they think
Don’t like to be told what to do
Counterintuitive
Like attention
Hints for Squiggles
SLOW DOWN– otherwise you miss necessary details
Listen rather than plan on what you’re saying next
Some situations require seriousness rather than fun
Focus on the topic at hand
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