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Discus my personal learning style to assess my strengths and opportunities for growth.

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Self-Assessment and Reflection Paper John Elias Com 515 15 November 2003 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to discus my personal learning style to assess my strengths and opportunities for growth; this self-assessment will also help me improve my weaknesses. Along with the Meyers-Briggs Study, the DVC Learning Styles Survey was useful as a tool that assessed my learning style. As this type, the ISFJ, I possess cautiousness, gentleness and thoughtfulness; I am very stable, literal and organized. My weaknesses in short is thinking and acting with my head and not my heart. This learning style is conducive to a team approach. Finally I develop a self-managerial strategic improvement plan. Personality Type Upon completing the Myers-Briggs Personality test it became apparent that I am an "ISFJ", introvert, sensing, feeling and judging person. As a proponent of empirical surveys, the Meyers Briggs survey and the Learning style survey both surprised me with the affirmation that theoretically I am a different person than the way I perceive myself to be. ...read more.

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Self-Concept An admirable self-concept stems from divine appreciation that I have through strong religious faith. I appreciate my accomplishments and respect myself and others. In an attempt to be a better person, I focus on the best interest of the team as a whole. Feeding off the energy of a cohesive I find respect and acknowledgement from those around me. Making errors is a part of the learning process; there is no tolerance for excuses. Mistakes are learning opportunities that can make living more enjoyable. In a task oriented environment, I view myself as the quintessential team player. Through the use of a regimented, time honored schedule, I accomplish the goals that I create for myself. Learning Style In taking the DVC Learning style test, I am a "Auditory/Verbal Learner". I do extremely well in a classroom environment. Through participation and oral lectures, I benefit from group learning. This setting lets assist others in their attainment of knowledge which is a catalyst for enthusiasm and fulfillment. ...read more.

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Then I should brainstorm ideas for pre-decision making; after this, I should step away for some time, then revise my work. Then, (as a current strategic goal), I should complete this course with an exceptional grade and later obtain my MBA (future strategic goal). After this, I need to maintain all that I wish to achieve. Finally, I should consider careful revision of goals after a certain period of time elapses. Conclusion After careful consideration, I could only come up with one sane conclusion. This test attempts to pigeon-hole people into thinking that they are something that they may not always be. I feel that my learning type is much more diverse and complicated than what was stated in the text. The world is not always black and white; I'd like to believe that the world and its people create shades of gray. From the home-front to the office, people wear different hats- my adaptability is dependent on my surroundings. In sum, due to my argumentative nature, the textbook definition, of who I am, only applied to one aspect of me - "Judging" John Elias. Reflection Paper 1 ...read more.

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