USC speech

April 15, 2008

FLAG test

Filed under: Uncategorized — minimax @ 1:42 pm


What is your current job? How suitable do you think you are for this job? What jobs do you think you are better suited for? Why do you think so? What qualifications do you think are required to do your job? How qualified are you for your job? If you could choose, would you choose your current job? Why or why not? Besides your current job, what others do you think you would be good at?

advocate : somebody who publicly supports or suggests an idea, development or way of doing something  • admit : to agree that something is true, especially unwillingly  • aggressive : determined to win or succeed and using forceful action to achieve victory or success  • apologize : to tell someone that you are sorry for having done something that has caused them inconvenience or unhappiness  • approving : showing that you have a positive opinion about something or someone  • beneficial : having a helpful or good effect, or describing something intended to help  • calm : peaceful and quiet; without hurried movement, anxiety or noise  • campaigner : a person who takes part in organized activities which are intended to change something in society  • challenging : difficult, in a way that tests your ability or determination  • current : of the present time  • debate : serious discussion of a subject in which many people take part  • entrepreneur : someone who starts their own business, especially when this involves risks  • dissent : strong difference of opinion on a particular subject; disagreement, especially about an official suggestion or plan or a popular belief  • factual : using or consisting of facts [=something which is known to have happened or to exist, especially something for which proof exists, or about which there is information] • force : to make something happen or make someone do something difficult, unpleasant or unusual, especially by threatening or not offering the possibility of choice  • free agent : someone whose actions are not limited or controlled by anyone else  • independent : not influenced or controlled in any way by other people, events or things  • lively : having or showing a lot of energy and enthusiasm, or showing interesting and exciting thought  • loner : a person who likes to do things on their own without other people  • make up with somebody : to forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement  • more or less : mostly  • oriented : showing the direction in which something is aimed  • pass something on : to tell someone something that another person has told you  • passive : not acting to influence or change a situation; allowing other people to be in control  • personal : relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization  • project : a piece of planned work or an activity which is completed over a period of time and intended to achieve a particular aim  • required : to be needed or necessary  • rolling stone : a person who is always traveling and changing jobs  • sensitive : understanding what other people need, and being helpful and kind to them  • task : a piece of work to be done, especially one done regularly, unwillingly or with difficulty  • tend : to be likely to behave in a particular way or have a particular characteristic  • worthwhile : useful, important or beneficial enough to be a suitable reward for the money or time spent or the effort made





01 Do you generally like to work on your own and in your own way?


Why? In your present job or studies, do you generally work independently, or in a group? How would you describe your style of working or studying in general? What “tricks” do you have for working or studying more effectively?





02 Do you often worry about minor mistakes you’ve made?


Do the mistakes you make when speaking English bother you? Do you think you make mistakes in speaking or writing Chinese? If so, do they bother you? Have you ever made a serious mistake at work? If so, what happened?





03 Is it easy for you to get started with a task even if it is likely to be challenging and unpleasant?


What is the most challenging task you have ever faced at work or during your studies? Do your personal projects tend to be very challenging? How do you force yourself to do something that you should do but don’t particularly want to do?


04 Even if everyone else disagrees with you, do you still say what you think?


In what areas do your opinions most often differ from those of your friends, family, or co-workers? How often do you get into debates with other people? Do you enjoy doing so?  How do you decide in what situations you should express dissent and when you should simply keep silent, or even pretend to agree?





05 Do you prefer someone else to be the leader?


If so, why? If not, why not? Have you ever been the leader of a large group? When you do play the role of leader within a group, how good are you at it?





06 Do you frequently find it difficult to admit that you may be wrong?


Do you have more difficulty admitting that you’re wrong to certain people? If so, why? Have you ever refused to admit you were wrong, even though you knew you were? What other things do you find it difficult to admit?





07 Do you think that you work best in a team?


When you work on a team, what role do you most often play—for example, its leader? How much teamwork is required in your current job or studies?





08 Are you quick to try exciting new things?


What types of new things do you most enjoy trying—for example, food or music? What are some of the new things you have tried recently? If you had a choice of doing that you know you like and something you haven’t tried, which would you be more likely to choose?





09 Are you confident in most situations?


In what areas are you most confident? In what areas are you least confident? Overall, do you think you are confident enough? Has there ever been a time that you got into trouble because you were overconfident?





10 Do you think the best thing about having a secret is being able to pass it on?


How good are you at keeping secrets? Whom do you most often share secrets with? Do these secrets include those about yourself? Do you have any personal secrets that you would never share with anyone? If so, why?


11 Do you quickly make up with someone you’ve argued with?


What was the last time you had a major argument? Are you generally the first person to apologize after an argument? Would you ever apologize even if you did not believe you were in the wrong?





12 Are you more or less happy with yourself as you are?


What about yourself are you most satisfied with? Have you always had this quality, or did you work hard to develop it? What about yourself, if anything, are you dissatisfied with?





Result Personality Type Personality Characteristics Suggested Jobs
FLAG Politician factual, lively, aggressive, group-oriented advertising executive, real estate agent, managing director, politician, public relations director, senior administrator, coach
FLAI Entrepreneur factual, lively, aggressive, independent agent (import/export), buyer, marketing director, market trader, property developer, publisher, self-employed businessperson
FLPG Assistant factual, lively, passive, group-oriented bartender, dental assistant, flight attendant, hairdresser, masseur/masseuse, receptionist, secretary
FCAG Manager factual, calm, aggressive, group-oriented military officer, bank manager, general manager, hotel manager, factory manager, store manager, transport manager
SLAG Campaigner sensitive, lively, aggressive, group-oriented beautician, civil rights worker, journalist, public relations executive, speech or drama teacher, teacher, union representative
FLPI Free Agent factual, lively, passive, independent bus conductor, chef, chimney sweep, dietitian, interpreter, mechanic, paramedic, traffic police officer, surgeon
FCPG Provider factual, calm, passive, group-oriented soldier, cashier, fireman, guard, sailor, nurse, police officer, manual laborer
SCAG Teacher sensitive, calm, aggressive, group-oriented doctor, psychologist, social worker, counselor, training officer
SLAI Artist sensitive, lively, aggressive, independent architect, artist, author, dancer, interior designer, musician, sculptor
FCAI Advocate factual, calm, aggressive, independent lawyer, customs officer, dentist, detective
SLPG Helping Hand sensitive, lively, passive, group-oriented cook, marketing assistant, nursery nurse, receptionist, retail assistant, stage-hand, waiter/waitress
FCPI Specialist factual, calm, passive, independent accountant, auditor, diver, driver, engineer, insurance agent, referee, scientist, systems analyst, technician
SLPI Rolling Stone sensitive, lively, passive, independent bartender, dancer, disc jockey, entertainer, model, porter, production worker, store clerk, waiter/waitress
SCAI Adviser sensitive, calm, aggressive, independent analyst, consultant, librarian, social scientist, training officer
SCPG Supporter sensitive, calm, passive, group-oriented counselor, nurse, nursery school teacher, remedial teacher, social worker, therapist
SCPI Loner sensitive, calm, passive, independent gardener, curator, dressmaker/tailor, farm worker, historian, potter, craftsman


Do you think the personality characteristics shown for your result really describe you accurately? Which of the suggested jobs for your personality type most appeals to you? Which do not? Have you ever done any of the suggested jobs, or any similar ones? If so, what did you think about the job? What other jobs do you think you would be suited for? Why?





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