Passion Profile Assessment
One of the most fundamental and key components of personal growth and development in all settings, educational, professional, personal and the like of require individuals to take an inward look at themselves and to identify key aspects of what they are passionate about and what topics interest them. Through careful examination of self; one can gain deeper knowledge into better understanding who they are, their beliefs and values and then reflect upon those strengths and weaknesses to asses areas for improvement or change.
Key Words: Passion Profile, Assessment, Change
One tool that can be utilized to aid individuals in a deeper understanding of self and to promote self- discovery is the use of a tool called the Passion Profile which is introduced in a book entitled, “The purpose Linked Organization,” written by Alaina Love and March Cugnon. While this passion profile is used as a tool towards the development of creating or strengthening passion among leaders and building winning teams, the passion profile as presented in this book can also aid in serving the purpose of helping individuals learn more about themselves both inside and outside a business organization. The following article will discuss the findings of my own personal passion profile and will discuss in further detail the results of the survey taken and my perspective and perceived accuracy of the findings.
The Passion Profile The passion profile journey first begins with a series of questions that for the most part are aimed at determining areas that are of greater or lesser interest to an individual within a business or corporate like setting. Questions ranged from focus on the individuals role as a leader, within teams and the manner in which they perceive the value of their work and the contributions which are made. The next several sections of the passion profile focus more so on social issues, how the individual responds or feels in situations where others are involved, how they manage conflict, people’s feelings and how those perceptions have impact on their organizational contributions. The final components of the profile take an even deeper look into the individual, further assessing their desires, their passions, and how they perceive themselves and to what extent external perceptions impact them both in terms of their personal contributions and through their alignment with a particular organization. Overall, the assessment is very well rounded in assessing varying components of the organizational structure both from the personal and leadership perspectives and helps to gather true insight that better defines who the individual is and what values, ideas and passions are most closely related to them. Upon conclusion of the profile, a summary is provided to the user taking the assessment which helps to identify the overall primary findings. As provided by the Purposelink.com, (n.d.), “Listed below are the three Passion Archetypes that are the most dominant in your profile. These three archetypes represent your Passion Archetype
Cluster,” which the user can then further study and research to more thoroughly identify and define where their internal and external, personal and professional passions align.
Primary Archetype: Altruist The initial or primary summary finding through my personal passion profile suggests that my primary archetype is that of altruist which could be described as an individual who is generous, often showing compassion and concern for others. As Villate, (2012), explains, “Altruists sacrifice for others, committing to something greater than themselves.” However while this may appear at initial glance to be a rather endearing and positive quality, the author further suggests that individuals with this particular quality could have a darker side, one that