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Personality Evaluations Archive

Business Owners: How to Detect Dishonesty

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Most business owners contemplate how to detect dishonesty, and they ought to.

The average business loses about 5% of its annual revenue to employee fraud, and according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, approximately one third of business bankruptcies are attributed at least partly to employee theft.

Getting ripped off by someone you thought was a trusted employee is a hard lesson to learn.

The problem is how to detect dishonesty. As a seasoned business owner, you thought you could trust your (and your managers’) instincts, and rely on the basic background check during the hiring process.

Life would be easier if everyone had lie detectors, or fool-proof fraud detectors; you would never have to worry about detecting dishonesty.

Several types of dishonesty exist, ranging from harmless white lies to intentional deceit and fraud.

The good news is that you don’t have to worry any longer about how to detect dishonesty in your business because revealing dishonesty and lack of integrity is viable through traditional and unconventional security investigations.

Copyright © 2013 Scott Petullo

How to Know if You’re Truly Compatible

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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You’ve undoubtedly wondered, “How to know if you’re truly compatible?” All types of relationships, business and personal, include unique levels of compatibility.

Let me tell you a story. Lauren is a successful entrepreneur and business owner. She’s had the usual problems with difficult employee relationships, as well as business partners possessing major personality red flags that became evident after it was too late.

How to know if you’re truly compatible, and if the person has personality issues before it’s too late? You could ask the person, but that will probably yield nothing. Also, your estimation of their character is likely to be subjective and inaccurate.

Lauren’s friends who are business owners have the same problems. “How to know if you’re truly compatible, how to know if they’re a good match for business,” they’ve asked each other. They ask the same thing about personal relationships. Some of her friends have tried personality typing systems, but it turned out to be an exercise in futility, as did astrology and numerology report-generating software.

These professionals also know it’s just not always feasible to hire a psychologist or a traditional security investigations firm to check out the person in question.

Finding out if you’re truly compatible and identifying red flags before it’s too late seems impossible.

Internet searches won’t easily yield answers. Getting to the top of the first page on Google and actually providing valuable information or a valuable service don’t always go hand in hand.

Who do you turn to?

You need someone who has dedicated his life toward unveiling authentic compatibility and personality red flags, someone who offers unparalleled, priceless insight.

Lauren used to wonder how to discern true compatibility and spot personality red flags, but she doesn’t any longer because now she knows how.

Lauren’s secret is an alternative form of security investigations. She also employs very talented psychics.

John, her friend from childhood who owns an insurance business, said “Astrology? You mean like, what’s your sign, horoscopes? And handwriting analysis? (laughing) Are you kidding, Lauren!?” (The day before, without a second thought, John donned his lucky brown handkerchief in hopes of overcoming a losing streak and avoiding the wrath of his bookie.)

The relentless skeptics, including science elitists, the I-reject-it-because-I’m-terrified-of-anything-I-can’t-prove-by-touching-it crowd, and the I-don’t-believe-it-unless-everyone-else-does-too-because-I-can’t-think-for-myself group would ridicule her for employing, “people who think they have special powers.” It seems bias and ignorance will always exist.

“It works. It has saved me a lot of time and money, though it would be bad for business if people found out I go this route, so I keep it quiet,” Lauren says.

You don’t have to wonder any longer if you’re truly compatible, or if that person has hidden red flag personality issues.

Copyright © 2013 Scott Petullo

Foolproof Way to Evaluate Analytical Skills

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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It doesn’t have to be an insurmountable undertaking; there exists a foolproof way to evaluate analytical skills.

According to Wikipedia.org, “Analytical skill is the ability to visualize, articulate, and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems and concepts and make decisions that are sensible based on available information. Such skills include demonstration of the ability to apply logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans.”

Analytical skills are vital to jobs requiring problem solving, including counselors, engineers, executives, attorneys, project managers, and many others. Business owners treasure employees with highly developed problem solving skills.

The foolproof way to evaluate analytical skills is handwriting analysis. It allows you to separate those who have difficulty understanding the subtleties of life from those who are able to consider all sides of the issue, extract essential information, and solve complex problems.

While analytical skills can be learned to an extent, it’s undeniable some people naturally possess greater analytical ability than others.

Interviews or self-analysis, unfortunately, aren’t foolproof ways to evaluate analytical skills. Personas can be very deceptive. A face-to-face meeting won’t allow you to know the extent of a person’s analytical ability.

Identifying authentic personality traits, the ones that shine through while under pressure, is possible through handwriting analysis. It offers a foolproof method of evaluating analytical skills.

Copyright © 2013 Scott Petullo

Personality Analysis Reality: People Don’t Really Ever Change Much

Monday, February 11th, 2013
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When is the last time someone you know well changed so much that you didn’t readily recognize his or her unique character? Never. It simply doesn’t happen. A tiger doesn’t change its stripes, as the saying goes.

False optimism about “completely reinventing” oneself abounds in the self-help marketplace today. As is so often the case, inspirational themes clash with reality. I’m all for inspiration–inspiration rooted in realism.

Discipline and perseverance can lead to small, incremental change, such as finally kicking unhealthy habits, but your overall character remains the same.

It’s been said that humans are impulsive and capricious. While I agree with that to a point, within a larger context people are largely predictable. The framework of predestination, constantly outlined through comprehensive astrology and numerology, along with immutable personality qualities discerned through handwriting analysis, time and time again support my contention.

Have you ever tried to change an introvert into a cold-calling sales dynamo, or a Neanderthal basic male into a brilliant literary icon? How about transforming someone who thrives on partnerships and can’t be alone into a solo-entrepreneur or an eremite? Anything is possible, right? Wrong. Your true nature is what it is and doesn’t change very much.

You are who you are—be grateful and make the most of it. Also, never try to change another person; accept them as they are and don’t hold them accountable. Expecting another to change only leads to disappointment.

“It’s easier to move a mountain than change a person’s character.”
Chinese proverb

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they don’t understand one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.”
Helen Rowland

Copyright © 2013 Scott Petullo

Finding Your Optimum Career Path

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Career and personality profiling self-test quizzes can be found all over the Internet. AOL Jobs features a test based on choosing your favorite colors designed to measure career satisfaction.

Skimming the comments under the above-linked article, these stand out:

“SIMPLE MINDED TEST FOR SIMPLE MINDS—————-NOT EVEN CLOSE.”

“I also agree with the statement – what does this have to do with the ‘real’ world?”

“How totally ridiculous. The commentary is so general any combination would reach a majority of users (self-fulfilling prophecy). Try this; pick one side of the page. If you picked left it means you are warm, personable, stable. If you picked right it means you are stable, personable, warm. WOW!”

“This test needs to be specific. It’s too general. (For example)…I love the color red for my sofa, but I won’t ever buy red clothing because I hate the way I look in red.”

“I can’t believe someone actually got paid to write this rubbish or that I wasted my time reading such nonsense. This entire paradigm is as useless as the Myers-Briggs bullshit that was popular in the late 80s, early 90s…and when we took the test, many of us gave the complete opposite answer of what we felt on every fifth question. I often wonder how much money they wasted on such crap and if they ever found out the results were completely worthless given the phony answers we submitted.”

The problem with personality analysis self-tests is that they are too subjective and they can be gamed.

While I’m not entirely opposed to such evaluations, I caution anyone relying on these types of assessments exclusively.

It’s also essential to identify specific personality strengths and challenges; handwriting analysis effectively outlines authentic personality, far better than self-tests and quizzes.

The Life Purpose Package offers dynamic results, revealing your unique talents, and which parts of your personality require more focus. It allows you to save incredible amounts of time and money by finally being fully aware of what is right for you and what isn’t, in relation to your career and life purpose.

The Career Compatibility and Assistance Guide (first option on this page), included in the Life Purpose Package, is a valuable resource too.

It’s a good idea to employ several different types of personality and career path appraisals, and to get objective feedback from qualified professionals and those who know you well.

Copyright © 2012 Scott Petullo

Exposing 7 Menacing Subconscious Personality Defenses

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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You have free will to make the most of your life, yet there are things in life that you can’t control, such as other people’s behavior and the risk they pose to you.

Embracing the illusion that you can spend a few hours or so (or even months) with someone and gain an understanding of their true personality—all the masked problem traits—is one of the biggest threats to your business and personal related risk.

Understanding the authentic nature of key individuals in your life can go a long way toward reducing your risk.

In order to do a handwriting analysis assessment within ethical boundaries, under normal conditions, the subject must first give their consent. Typically, potential new hire assessments, for example, wouldn’t include the analysis of the sorts of negative attributes below because they are unrelated to the personality qualities needed to successfully do the job.

However, dangerous circumstances such as a person’s livelihood being at risk, or otherwise having to deal with a bad character may well necessitate an analysis involving the types of personality traits featured in this article.

Select clinical behavioral terms (and other extreme phrases and descriptions) are listed here to illustrate the usefulness of the science. These and more are measurable by handwriting analysis: “narcissistic,” “prejudiced,” “evasive,” “envious,” “paranoid,” “confrontational,” “sadistic,” “emotionally unbalanced,” “mental disorder,” “dejected,” “depressed,” “psychotic,” “vindictive,” “deceitful,” “domineering,” “dumb,” “psychosis,” “pathological,” “duplicitous,” “two-faced,” “hot-tempered,” “lacking in integrity,” and “dishonest.”

Subconscious defense patterns are generally very tough to modify and include some of the most threatening and troubling personality traits.

Examples of resistance-type defenses include aggressiveness, domineering behavior, defiance, and resentment.

Examples of acute escape-type defense patterns (which are commonly more difficult to modify than the four listed above) include severe evasiveness, self-deception, and secretiveness.

A potential business partner, associate, romantic interest, or other significant individual in your life possessing such perilous personality qualities as lack of emotional balance, excessive rationalization, resentment, and insincerity would be a disaster, particularly when the subject possesses astuteness and cunning (all of which are straightforwardly assessed in handwriting analysis).

As one of the most effective means of identifying genuine personality, including red flag matters like those listed above, handwriting analysis gives you an immense advantage in helping you to limit your risk.

Copyright © 2012 Scott Petullo

The Futility of Psychological Self-Tests: 2 Key Problems

Sunday, April 1st, 2012
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Countless psychological self-tests and compatibility analyses can be found on the Internet, and even many dating sites today have these sorts of evaluations in an attempt to improve matching success.

There are two problems with these self-tests:

  1. Actual personality and compatibility can’t be determined because self-tests are subjective and lacking in objectivity. A person filling out a self-report test invariably figures out the intent of the questions and answers how he or she believes they should answer to yield the most appropriate results.
  2. Besides not being able to accurately assess select personality areas, self-tests don’t assess key variables of real-life interaction, such as personality red-flag factors including complex fears and defenses.

Relying on dating site self-tests to screen potential romantic partners, for example, even those that are touted to include sophisticated “matching algorithms,” is a losing proposition.

Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Northwestern University Eli Finkel, in an article in the journal of the Association for Psychological Science says, “To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works…our report concludes that it is unlikely that their algorithms can work, even in principle, given the limitations of the sorts of matching procedures that these sites use.”  More information here:
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/grading-the-online-dating-industry.html

Although select self-tests can offer some interesting insight, such as serving as an opportunity for a team-building exercise, exclusive reliance on them invites trouble since they can be manipulated.

Alternatively, handwriting analysis is one of the most objective and non-discriminatory forms of personality analysis, giving you a distinct advantage, dramatically reducing your risk. http://scottpetullo.com/blog/2011/09/addressing-handwriting-analysis-skepticism/

Copyright © 2012 Scott Petullo

5 of the Worst Personality Analysis Mistakes

Monday, February 20th, 2012
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Understanding true personality strengths and weaknesses is vital for your career, business, and personal life success. It can save you an enormous amount of time and money if you get it right, yet misinterpreting personality can ruin you.

Myers-Briggs

Although I believe psychological self-tests such as Myers-Briggs can help determine social inclination, or even be a somewhat useful part of a pre-employment evaluation program, for example, everybody knows you’re on your best behavior while taking self-tests.

It’s impossible to acquire an adequately defined view of abilities and potential personality problem areas exclusively from self-tests, even if they are “psychologist approved.” The self-tests can be gamed.

Enneagram

The Enneagram (or Ennegram) personality typing system is another popular method, relying on only nine categories, including “The Reformer,” “The Helper,” “The Achiever,” “The Individualist,” “The Investigator,” “the Loyalist,” “The Enthusiast,” “The Challenger,” and “The Peacemaker.

Essentially, in using such a method, you’re observing a person’s behavior for a period of time, sometimes a very brief period of time, and selecting one of the nine categories, or perhaps more than one.

Let’s see, this person appears (never mind that it could very well be her business persona, and not her real personality) to be rational, people-pleasing, driven and success-oriented, responsible and engaging, versatile and spontaneous, and willful and self-confident.

The above listed traits are specifically from six of the nine Enneagram categories, so that makes her a “Reformer—Helper—Achiever—Loyalist—Enthusiast—Challenger.”

Wait a minute, someone identified her the next day as a “Peacemaker” (agreeable, receptive, reassuring), because “She is so nice; we clicked so well!”

Well, why not just place her and everyone else in all nine categories?

Are you starting to see a problem with this sort of assessment?

Considering some of the negative personality traits from seven of the nine categories, the following are created: the “perfectionistic Reformer,” “possessive Helper,” “self-absorbed and temperamental Individualist,” “secretive and isolated Investigator,” “anxious and suspicious Loyalist,” “scattered Enthusiast,” and “confrontational Challenger.”

Unfortunately, it’s entirely possible someone might possess none of those negative personality traits, or alternatively, even several from multiple categories.

Regrettably, you’re only going to be scratching the surface of authentic personality if you lack an objective system of analysis. In other words, without set standards of interpretation that disallow partiality, guessing at someone’s “type” won’t give you accurate results, and you certainly can’t rely entirely on fill-in-the blank and multiple choice self-tests to delineate true personality.

Instead of oversimplified assessment methods that can’t identify distinct individual strengths and challenges, you need a more comprehensive (and objective) method such as handwriting analysis that can accurately delineate specific personality red flags and talents.

Included below are five common personality analysis mistakes:

  1. Making the erroneous assumption that the complex human personality can be crammed into only one or a few personality types. Expecting consistently accurate character and compatibility analyses with subjective personality typing systems is like expecting to become an overnight millionaire through Internet marketing (less than 5% of all Internet marketers succeed, and far fewer have become millionaires).
  2. Attempting to identify your “blind spots” or strengths through subjective analysis such as with a personality typing system—you need someone outside yourself and a more objective system.
  3. Making the false assumption you can simply look for “cues,” “particular language,” or “specific behaviors” in other people to type them and assess their character accurately (unless you have them under a microscope for hours, including high-stress situations, and you’re a trained psychologist, it’s impossible for the average person to do this, even with “Internet guru advice”).
  4. Erroneously (and astonishingly mindlessly) believing you can predict another person’s future behavior while under pressure exclusively with subjective and self-test personality typing systems.
  5. Mistakenly thinking you can discern subconscious motivations and compatibility from mere subjective and self-test personality typing systems.

I strongly recommend the use of a range of evaluations, including handwriting analysis, in conjunction with other psychological testing methods to determine authentic personality and, or if a person’s abilities match the demands of the job.

Handwriting analysis, in conjunction with comprehensive astrology and numerology, is invaluable to reduce your risk because it can’t be manipulated and absolutely assesses actual personality–subconscious character—well beyond the persona when an individual is at their best, such as when they know they are being scrutinized.

Copyright © 2012 Scott Petullo

Strong Analytical Ability: How to Identify it Before Hiring

Monday, November 21st, 2011
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An aptitude for considering all facets of an issue and extracting essential information is crucial for successful workplace problem solving.

Strong analytical ability, persistence, consistency, determination, and other skills are characteristics of the exceptional employee that helps to streamline complex work processes and safeguard your company’s survival and profitability.

Hiring an employee who seems to have strong analytical ability and then later finding out that they don’t can be costly.

How do you find out if someone really has the type of effective analytical ability that can help strengthen your company’s competitiveness?

You could ask a potential hire to discuss how they’ve successfully problem-solved on the job, and how they rate their analytical ability. Personality profiling tests can also help.

Additionally, it’s recommended to evaluate your potential employees with a more objective form of character assessment before you make a job offer.

Handwriting analysis is one of the most non-discriminatory, objective, and accurate forms of personality analysis.

It’s important to note that while under pressure and stress, the true personality appears. The authentic personality, the subconscious self, is effectively examined through handwriting analysis.

Analytical ability can be thoroughly and accurately determined through handwriting analysis, helping you to reduce your exposure to risk.

Copyright © 2011 Scott Petullo

Handwriting Analysis and Motivations: What Really Motivates You?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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“What motivates you?” is a typical job interview question. While there may not be a wrong answer to this, you can be sure that the interviewer has an idea of what they want to hear.

For example, a successful commission salesperson is very likely to be motivated by money, not altruism.

One of the most pressing workplace dilemmas is effectively matching job demands to true motivations and skills.

An interviewer may be convinced that leadership predominantly motivates an applicant, only to find out a year later that the person’s true motivation is social involvement. Sharing one’s enthusiasm for what they liked best about prior career accomplishments can be misleading.

Although a job applicant may not tell you about their true motivations, it may not be their fault. Self-assessment is notoriously inaccurate simply because most people just don’t thoroughly know themselves. Subconscious motivations often differ greatly from consciously perceived ones.

Handwriting analysis is one of the most objective methods to assess personality and true motivations. Whether it’s financial rewards, personal accomplishments, healthy competition, creativity, or other motivations, handwriting analysis accurately determines true motivations.

Reduce your risk and save an enormous amount of time and money by identifying true motivations through handwriting analysis.

Copyright © 2011 Scott Petullo