Lesson 5: Personality Types Part 3

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 students to turn and talk with their neighbor and discuss the previous dare(s) by answering the Truth or Dare prompt. Truth - What do you think about this weeks dares? or Dare - Reflect on your experience with this week's dares. 
    • Using either random cold calling or asking for volunteers, ask students to share their truth or dare reflections. 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 we are going to reflect on our personality types and identify why it is important to know our own personality as well as others around us.”
  2. Have students take out their piece of paper with their Circle of Life Survey on it and share with the person what their dominant personality color was and one reason why.
  3. Look at the bottom of the survey where it describes the different colors on the Circle of Life Survey.
  4. Discussion - Lead a discussion using the following points and questions:
  • Let students know that this is a very general personality inventory.
  • Let them also know that two or more strong colors are not unusual.
  • Ask if they know of couples (parents, etc.) who seem to be opposite personalities.
  • Point out that opposites can complement each other nicely.
  • Also point out that personalities are not locked in.  We can do what we have to do when we have to do it (ex. a green can take the leadership role of a red, but may not naturally lean toward that role).
  • Ask students, “What did the activity determine that you do well?” 
  • Ask, “Was it accurate? Give an example.”
  • Ask, “What did the activity determine that you don’t do so well?”  
  • Ask, “Was it accurate? Give an example.”
  • If time ask, “Now find a partner who does not have the same characteristics as you and discuss the following questions:”
    • If you were teammates, what would you each need from the other?
    • If you were friends working together on a project, what might the two of you need help with? Specific tasks? Components of project?  Personal interaction?
    • Which type of person do you find it most easy to work with?  Why do you suppose this is so?
    • Which type of person do you find it most difficult to work with?  Why do you suppose this is so?
    • Based on your answers, when do you find yourself most successful, most fulfilled, or most confident?  
    • Based on your knowledge, which type of personality would you most like to work with?  Why do you suppose you would be successful?
  • Make the point that people don't see the world in the same way.  We're different and that is ok!
  • Point out that personality, according to personality experts, is set by the time we are six years old.  For the most part, we’re born with it.
  • Then point out that our character is something quite different. Character is a series of choices we make throughout our life. We build character.
  • Say, "Personality is a gift at birth. Character is built each day by our choices."
  • Point out that what we do with the gift of our personality will be determined by our choices, by our character.