Lesson 3: Personality Types

Objectives:  

  • Students will reflect daily upon their own character and identify ways they could improve it.
  • To identify your dominant personality traits.
  • To recognize the strengths and weaknesses of others as well as of yourself.
  • To recognize and understand how different personalities interact.

CharacterDare: 

  • Ask, “Although we have only done one dare to date, does anyone have any successes or struggles to share from any of the dares that we have done?”
    • Ask for students to share. Encourage when appropriate and take advantage of any teachable moments, especially when a student shares a struggle.
    • Remind students that it is not about being perfect, or even doing all of the dares, but rather about striving to improve character by intentionally practicing these dares.
  • Introduce the next daily CharacterDare.
  • Answer and clarify any questions about the dare as well as tweak any of the dares to fit the students’ lives if one does not seem to specifically fit your school situation. All dares can easily be morphed into something that connects to the students’ lives.

Directions:

  1. Say, “Today you will begin determining your dominant personality type. Remember that personality is a gift that you are given by approximately age six.”
  2. Have students take out a piece of paper and title it “Circle of Life.”
  3. Say, “There are many different surveys out there to let you know what your personality type is, today we are going to take one called ‘The Circle of Life.’ By the end of the survey you will have a color that represents your personality type. 
  4. Have students read over the columns of words in the Circle of Life Survey as you have it up on the screen.
  5. Tell students that they will be ranking horizontally, so there will be four words, they need to figure out which word is most like them, in that case they will put a ‘4’ next to that word, which word is least like them, they will score that a ‘1’ and then figure out which is more like them out of the remaining two and they will give that word a ‘3’ and the last word a ‘2’. Have them look at the top of the survey to see the example. 
  6. Give numerical value to the words which describe you (4 = most like you…1 = least like you).
  7. Have students refer to the definition page for words if they do not know the meaning. 
  8. When completed, have students add up each vertical column and then circle the number total at the bottom of each column.
  9. They will determine what color they are in the following lesson.