I wanted to do a light hearted post as the ones I’ve been doing lately have been a tad heavy going for my beautiful readers.
Mia Freedman of renowned Mamamia fame was asking earlier tonight about star signs and personalities for people to work with.
This got me thinking back to my HR Manager days and the high tech Psychometric testing we used to do for our employees. Did it help? Hmmm I’m not totally convinced. A candidate I interviewed totally fitted the profile we were looking for (based on testing) – after 6 months on the job turned out he was a borderline psychopath. Another candidate identified by the “test” as not suitable, I ended up employing on a hunch and he’s now the Managing Partner! Both true stories.
I’ve also been involved in DISC profiling and Myers Briggs Personality Types and other variants on both of these. They have their place, but when it all comes down to it – there is really only one personality type test.
It is one question, it is quick to answer and it is free.
Do you scrunch or do you fold?
Nothing more. Nothing less.
This question should be mandatory for all job interviews.
If you are looking for someone who is neat and meticulous, is process driven and always on time you need a FOLDER.
If you want someone who is creative, can multi task, can handle interruptions, is outgoing and a people person you need a SCRUNCHER.
I’m not going to tell you what I am. Based on what you know about me I’m going to ask my blog readers to guess which one I am. And while you are guessing what I am, tell me whether you fold or scrunch. I’d really like to know if I’m right. I’ve already tried to guess what I think you all are – oh yes I have given this some thought. Please don’t stop following me on Twitter. I really am ok.
Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about – I am asking whether you fold or scrunch your toilet paper before you use it. I’m asking the hard hitting questions tonight.
I bet you can guess what the members of your own family do. Go on guess and then ask them. You will be surprisingly right. In fact I would bet many of you have already asked this question before.