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Find the Right Balance of Self Esteem in your Candidates

Self Esteem can be a double-edged sword. Read the score ranges to find out how

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Self-Esteem

Definition

The good feeling a person has with oneself. The person’s subjective opinion of his or her own worth

What the Trait is NOT

Self-esteem has little to do with actual worth, competence or even self-confidence.

Closely Related Traits

Personal Honesty

Closely Related Tests

Predictor Profile

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Low Range

Extreme Low Range

0 to 4. Could indicate low self worth. Many times it shows a person who is too humble. A low score on this trait is seldom a problem from my experience except if the applicant needs to be in a leader role. A zero on this trait may be serious in some rare cases. These people will tend to indicate their abilities and attitude are worse than reality but the marker makes an adjustment for that.

Poor Range

Low Range

5 to 29. Could indicate low self worth. Many times it shows a person who is very humble which is a more a virtue than a fault. A low score on this trait is seldom a problem from my experience except if the applicant needs to be in a leadership role. They will tend to indicate their abilities and attitude are worse than reality, but the marker makes an adjustment for that.

Borderline Range

Medium Range

30 to 60. An average reading on all the behavior traits is 50 and is a good score for this trait. This trait in this range would not adversely affect any position.

Ok Range

High Range

61 to 89. These people are the opposite of humble. They are usually somewhat exalted, arrogant, over confident, prideful and egotistical. This range is also an indicator of a person’s leadership potential. These people will convincingly tell you their abilities are better than they really are because that is what they believe. From research they will enhance their answers to the assessment but the marker makes an adjustment for that.

Good Range

Extreme High Range

90 to 100. One of the values that can be gained from this trait is finding out the person who gets above 89 for self-esteem before hiring them. These people are exalted and make mistakes from unrealistic confidence. Half the people who score in this range are usually too arrogant, over confident, too prideful and egotistical. These people are more likely to have attitude and competency problems which the marker automatically evaluates for you. From research they will enhance their answers to the assessment, but the marker makes an adjustment for that.

Interview Questions

How confident do you feel about doing the job one level above the one you are applying for?

Why is that?

Would you rather be known for being dependable or effective?

Why is that?

How would you rate your ability to judge other people?

Why is that?

What experience have you had with that?

Do you ever take on projects that cause you to doubt your abilities?

Why do you say that?

What experience have you had with that?

 

For Manager Empathy

Leadership positions require someone who is confident in their ability and that corresponds to self-esteem. On the other hand too high of self-esteem and you'll find someone who makes mistakes due to overconfidence. Test for self-esteem and find the perfect fit for your open positions.

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