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My Personality According to Emergenetics

I don't think about my personality very much. As far as I can tell, it's an amalgam of North Texas friskiness blended with Boulder-based elitism. As part of my job, I had to take an Emergenetics assessment to determine my work preferences.

Here are the results:

I am blue/green, meaning I prefer analysis and structure. Given my aptitude and obsession with technology and general geekery, it makes a lot of sense. In a work setting, I am best suited for research and mapping out the best way to approach something step-by-step.

It also means I'm a robot.

My total lack of social preference kinda freaks me out and only reinforces my "I AM A ROBOT" hypothesis. Has anyone else taken an Emergenetics assessment? Are there any other robots out there?

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I can tell you that your social slice is quite a bit larger than this graph indicates. All in all this thing is a piece of junk.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStepan

Interesting. The first time I hear about the Emergenetics test.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJayCruz

That's what I thought. Maybe there was some kind of processing error and I'm actually a Social Godzilla.

January 20, 2009 | Registered CommenterEf

This is a great profile ----- my tag line for it is "Make It So!" -- it's the profile of a person who prefers the implementation aspects.

Emergenetics is about PREFERENCES --- your slice of red/Social does not mean you don't like people -- it simply suggests that when there is a major change your focus will be on "What does the data say" and "What are the parameters within which we need to work" ---- someone with a lot of red would first ask "How will this affect the people involved".

Some of my favorite people in the world have only a slice of red in their Emergenetics Profile!

When building a team to work with you'll want to include those who go FIRST to Conceptual ....and some who go FIRST to Social.....that is the secret to a truly innovative culture....combining all thinking preferences to work together.

Thanks for sharing your fabulous brain!

Nora A Burns

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNora Burns

Thanks so much for the feedback, Nora.

I confess that my lack of social/red was a little unsettling, but I can see the logic in your explanation. When things go adorably awry, I do tend to focus on the inputs rather than the consequences for the people involved. Not for lack of caring, but because that's where my thoughts point first. Thanks for not making that sound too robotic.

Furthermore, I love that you refer to it as the "Make It So!" profile, as I have the utmost respect for Jean-Luc Picard, the Star Trek captain who popularized that phrase.

January 20, 2009 | Registered CommenterEf

As someone with experience in Emergenetics (my wheel is fairly evenly balanced, which makes me pretty much human, I think) and as someone who works with you daily, I feel I can confidently say you're only robot-like approximately 40 percent of the time. 50 tops. ;)

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLex

Thanks, Lex.

I was pretty close to crying little robotic tears.

January 21, 2009 | Registered CommenterEf

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