I have participated in taking the GEMS survey to find out which grand type I fit into.
In my results they have revealed that I am a goal oriented thinker and a team Strategist. I agree
with which category this survey put me in because I am very motivated to reach goals that I set
in my life. Some of the characteristics of my grand type are being self directed, dependent, and
highly motivated to achieve my goals. In this survey I agree more than disagree on the traits it
says I should posses. I see myself as a very self directed employee. I have always taken charge
of my own work and have never had to be micromanaged. I believe that the more independent I
am at work the faster I will move up the ladder. If I fail to be self directed it will only hinder my
acceleration with the company. To prove I can not only handle working without being watched
over and eventually be able to become a supervisor I feel that being self directed is a key trait to
have to better your position in a company. This leads me into being highly motivated, every
positions I have had has resulted in me being promoted to a higher level. Setting goals have
helped me gain many positions of leadership in my life. I have always been able to achieve my
goal of being promoted. The way I see it, is that you should never settle for what you have
because no matter what you can always learn more and advance yourself within life and or a job.
There are a few traits that I think I do posses that I scored low on. First, having
flexibility is one area I scored only a one percent. In many instances both in my life and in work
I have no choice but to be flexible. In my life as a mother of two and a military spouse, at any
moment I could be thrown for a loop. Most of my occupations have been in the banking industry
and there is not very much room to be flexible, in this area. The rules are very firm and
guidelines are very straight forward. Having to...