Career Counseling, Career Assessments
The MBTI® is a well-known and trusted assessment tool used to identify personality preferences, such as where you choose to focus your energy, how you take in information and make decisions, and how you deal with the outside world. The MBTI® measures personality on four different dimensions, assigning one of two types to each category (for example, introversion or extroversion). This creates 16 unique personality types. No type is more valuable than any other, but each has its own strengths and weaknesses. A deeper understanding of your personality preferences as found through the MBTI® is valuable for individual career development and coaching, team building, conflict management, and leadership coaching. As many as 1.5 million assessments are administered annually to individuals, including to employees of most Fortune 500 companies.
CPP, Inc., is the exclusive publisher of the MBTI® instrument.
MBTI is a trademark or registered trademark of the MBTI Trust, Inc., in the United States and other countries.
Strong Interest Inventory is a trademark or registered trademark of CPP, Inc., in the United States and other countries.
The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) is an assessment used to determine your aptitudes.
It is an effective assessment of your natural abilities and will provide you with a great deal
of information about yourself, including how you learn and communicate best, your most effective problem solving approach, and how you can best optimize your work environment.
Through a series of timed assessments, the HAB is able to objectively identify your natural talents. Research shows that everyone is born with a set of abilities that makes it easier to complete certain tasks. A 30+ page report is generated that provides objective rather than self-reported information, and shows your unique ability pattern sets. This report is a life-long tool that can be accessed as your needs change throughout life. Optional reports include those designed for students, adults and leaders.
Highlands Whole Person Method
The Highlands method is a whole person approach that allows you to make career and educational decisions, enhance your current career, increase satisfaction and productivity, integrate work and non-work life, and more easily navigate transitions related to work. The Highlands method allows you to explore 8 important factors in your life and to create a personal vision to guide you in your career decisions.
One of the most widely used career assessments by colleges and universities, the Strong Interest Inventory® is useful in choosing college majors and making good career choices. The assessment compares your results with people in various occupations who are proven to be successful and happy with their careers. Studies show a high likelihood that those with similar results will also find those career to be satisfying and fulfilling. Using your relative scores in each category, the SII® assessment will assign you a three letter General Occupational Theme code based on Holland's Theory of Occupational Themes (RIASEC). A report is generated which provides a list of occupations you are likely to find rewarding and also offers insight into your career values, interests, and motivators.
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument® (TKI®) is a self-report questionnaire which describes how an individual typically attempts to resolve conflicts. Conflict management is measured along two parameters: assertiveness (how one approaches their own concerns and desires during the conflict) and cooperativeness (how one approaches the concerns and desires of others during the conflict). There are five conflict resolution styles (competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding, and accommodating) based on the degree of assertiveness and cooperativeness used. None of the five types is more ideal than another, each having different benefits and disadvantages. However a knowledge of one's own TKI® type and the types of colleagues is useful for effectively guiding conflict resolution to an ideal end.
The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation® (Firo®) was inspired by the human need for interpersonal relations and the differences in how that need is both felt and expressed between individuals. Three aspects of social need are measured: inclusion (being a part of a group), control (leading and accepting responsibility), and affection (being close to others). These parameters are measured both in the degree to which they are expressed (how much these behaviors are expressed in a group or towards others) and in the degree to which they are wanted (how much one desires other individuals to express these behaviors towards them). Knowing one’s own scores as well as the scores of others is especially useful in facilitating interpersonal relations.