- I am a consul personality type. According to the test, I am more extroverted than introverted, more observant, and more assertive. The article says that “at their hearts, Consul personalities are social creatures and thrive on staying up to date with what friends are doing”, which nails my personality down to a “t”. I love catching up and hanging out with friends and family, and attending social events. The article also says that “consuls are altruists and they take seriously their responsibility to help and to do the right thing”. Consuls love to help others and enjoy any role that allows them to do so.
- My personality type according to the article has several different professional advantages to it. Not only do I love to be of service to all those around me (peer, student, co-worker, etc), but according to the article, my “devotion goes further than just breezing through because [they] have to”, which I completely agree with. I can’t wait to have my own classroom someday and be able to help my students in and outside of the classroom, and go the extra mile with teaching. Consuls also love to keep harmony and stability amongst different groups, which I believe is a good trait to have as a teacher. Keeping harmony and stability amongst my students will pose as a positive learning environment, where students will feel welcomed and loved. Consuls are also typically more organized, which will help for any job.
- As everything does, my personality type also has its disadvantages. Consuls tend to be super sensitive, and it is easy for their feelings to get hurt. While I agree that I am on the more sensitive side, I have developed a tougher skin throughout the years from officiating. Consuls have a hard time coming to terms with their sensitivity and also have a hard time taking lots of criticism. They often feel as if it is an attack on their self-being or their ideas. In teaching, it is important to be able to take constructive criticism so that you can become a better teacher for your present and future students. It’s very important to learn from different teachers about various effective styles of teaching, so consuls need to be able to take criticism easily.