Mindfindr offers the respondent a personality description based on a combination of scientifically valid universal personality dimensions. The results report may include two descriptions when the scores on some dimensions are balanced.

When interpreting the results it is noteworthy that the combinations of the dimensions are more important with respect to understanding a person's behavior than any one personality dimension considered individually.

The dimensions may be concisely described as follows:

These four dimensions combined describe a person's typical behavioral modes. Scores in the middle of a continuum mean that the mode of conduct changes somewhat with the type of environments and situations. For these persons Mindfindr produces two different personality descriptions.

Combining these basic personality dimensions yields psychological types that describe behavior more comprehensively. In psychology, as in other sciences, it is important to categorize findings so as to produce more abstract and generalizable knowledge to further understanding of the studied phenomena. However, we must at all times remember that the persons having taken any psychological test will be much more as individuals than what the test results bring up. Mindfindr offers the respondent wider perspectives on his or her behavior by providing work style, teamwork style and leadership descriptions.

Personality, work life and and the functions of society

Mindfindr reports serve the individual for example in career planning, when searching for one's occupational potential, strengths and challenges, or when improving one's general self-understanding. In organizational usage the reports facilitate developmental processes and serve recruiting, team-building and coaching purposes.

All societal processes, whether related to the private economy sector or public training and welfare service production, demand certain kinds of competences, skills and knowledge of the workforce. Differing personal resources increase the likelihood that persons with comparative advantage in particular competence areas will end in positions where they can best upkeep - and also change and develop - these processes.

We can thus define different personality types also from this perspective, taking into account where different types might best contribute to overall national wellbeing through different roles and functions in society and economy.

However, the categorization that follows does not mean to imply that all persons with a certain personality type would, let alone should, be active only in these roles and sectors.

Personality types

Stabilizers are realistic and pragmatic persons. They often function in leadership positions and sectors related to the maintenance of security and stability in society.

Creators are idealistic and creative persons. They often work in training, education and healthcare sectors and in the field of culture and arts.

Developers are rational and innovative pioneers in various sectors. They tend to work in the fields of economy, research and development.

Doers are practical and adaptable persons who like to see concrete results of their work. They often work in production, service and healthcare sectors.

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