There are three main points to consider before you take the assessment:
Natural preferences vs capability
Our assessment measures your natural behaviour. But we can’t all be our natural selves, all the time. You’ll have picked up ‘learnt’ behaviours along the way in life, which we don’t measure with the assessment. We only measure natural behaviours because, in times of stress or pressure, these are what we tend to revert back to. Our so-called ‘true colours’. ‘Learnt’ behaviours often take up more of our energy, and become unsustainable when we’re under strain for long periods.
So, if you don’t quite see yourself in your results, it may be because you’re picturing behaviours you’ve cultivated – not what’s actually natural to you.
You might see yourself as being highly altruistic, or, alternatively, not very sociable. But your opinion on these traits will stem from your context – like how you act within your immediate friend groups.
But we compare your scores to a much larger ‘norm’ group, which better reflects the traits of the wider population. This broader context can often explain differences between how you see yourself, and what our assessment sees in you.
So don’t be alarmed if you’re actually slightly lower down on one trait, or a bit higher on another. This will often just be down to the context in which you’ve formed your opinions.
We know that, in this new world of home working, it can be difficult to really follow all of the guidance on how to approach the assessment. But here as three things to consider when it comes to guaranteeing the best environment:
- Do your best to fully focus on completing the assessment, as distractions will affect your results.
- Make sure you read the instructions carefully before each level. Remember: there’s no time limit for the behaviour-based assessment, so don’t rush!
- Take a break between levels if you feel like you’re getting tired – we’ll always save your data as you go.
Remember: if there’s ever anything you need help with, the quickest way to find answers is in this Knowledge Base. But, if you find you’re having trouble, you can also get in touch with us here.
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