My name is Shannon but my entire family and a few close friends call me Shash. It’s a nickname I’ve had since I was ten years old. It’s all my dad ever called me. If he said Shannon, I knew I was in trouble.
In high school, a few of my friends took that adorable family-based moniker and morphed it into their own versions, one of which was Shasher. This is where this blog came about and Shasher’s Life is who I’ve been online for almost 17 years.
You can read more about past me here.
I want to introduce you to present me… via my most recent personality test results!
I’ve done my fair share of personality tests in the last few years, for the workplace and for church ministry. It’s a powerful way to understand people’s behaviour and the way they interact with one another. I can honestly say…. the results are extremely accurate for me!!
Enneagram: 9-6 and my last placement was a tie between 2-7, followed closely by 3
9: The Peacemaker. The Functions of Receptivity and Interpersonal Mediation (25 points)
- The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring Agreeable, and Complacent
6: The Loyalist. The Functions of Trust and Perseverance (22 points)
2: The Helper. The Functions of Empathy and Altruism (19 points)
7: The Enthusiast. The Functions of Spontaneity and Diverse Activity (18 points)
3: The Achiever. The Functions of Self-Esteem and Self-Development (17 points)
Two books I’d recommend if you want to learn more about the Enneagram from a faith-view:
- The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation by A.J. Sherrill (Sep 2020. Brazos Press)
- The Enneagram and Your Marriage by Jackie Brewster (Mar 2023. Baker Books)
CliftonStrengths Finder: Top 5 are Connectedness, Communication, Developer, Belief, Positivity
How has this helped me with my career? My place of employment (Graf-Martin Communications) quickly recognized that digital advertising, SEO work, etc. stuff I that I had been doing for over a decade (at other places) wasn’t filling my cup… I understand the work – I get the job done… but I wasn’t thriving. I wasn’t working out of my strengths. When the position for PR and Community Manager became available, it was obvious to my boss and my co-workers, that it would be a much better fit.
As you can see, my top strength is relationship building (3 out of 5), which in the PR & Publicity world is vital. My natural desire for connectedness and enthusiasm for the work we do – and for life in general – is the spark I bring to the table.
I completed this next personality test for church a few years ago. All I remember from it is this… there are people who love to stack the chairs after church and they do so because it needs to be done. Then there is me, who loves to stack the chairs because a group of people will be doing it together, and I’ll get to socialize with them while we do it. Same job and same outcomes but totally different drives.
DISC Assessment: I (influence) S (support)
I’ve found all of these helped me for self-awareness and self-improvement and it helped me understand those I work and volunteer with! When you understand what makes people tick, how they work, why they work, it makes for a much more enjoyable and productive environment.
Have you completed any personality tests? What were your results? Did they align with what you already thought of yourself or did they surprise you? Let me know in the comments below.
You need to do your Myers Briggs too! Also, if I had to guess, I would have guessed you were an Enneagram 9. What wing are you?
My Enneagram came out as 9-6-2. Would one of those be my wing? I’ll have to look at my RHETI results again.
Your wing has to be right beside your main. So your wing needs to be either 1 or 8.