Disposition

Your Disposition is your learning personality. It is one of your five Power Traits for Life™ and it affects how you learn, work, and communicate. Different Dispositions have different learning needs. All Dispositions are equally important and valuable.

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If you have taken the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment use the http://www.powertraitsforlife.com website to help you understand and use your Power Traits for Life™.

Use the top navigation bar to find pages that correspond to your top Dispositions, Talents, Modalities, Interests and preferred Environment. You can also use the “search” field at the top right of the screen to learn more about how to leverage your strengths.

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Talents

Talents

A Talent is a natural skill that makes it easy to learn something or to do something.  With a Talent you start ahead of others when learning something new. We are not always interested in our Talents, and that is okay. As much as possible, try to incorporate your Talents that interest you into your curriculum.

It is helpful to incorporate your Talents in your learning process. Your Talents affect:

  • your study methods
  • the subjects you choose
  • your career goals

Your Talents can be the foundation for all learning and working activities.

  • Sometimes people minimize their Talents because they come so easily.
  • Sometimes you may prefer to pursue Interests rather than Talents
  • Whatever provides you with the most motivation—Interests or Talents—is the route to follow.
  • Music: playing an instrument, composing, having an ear for rhythm or notes
  • Math-Logic: math patterns, logic puzzles, math concepts, can show an aptitude in technology / electronics / engineering
  • Mechanical: fixing things, figuring out how things work can show up as aptitudes for machines, cars, building, home repairs
  • Word-Language: vocabulary, languages, have a way with words, perhaps writing
  • 3D Talent: drawing, designing, sense of direction, reading blueprints, architecture
  • Body Coordination: activities that require coordination come easily such as sports, dancing, skating, climbing, building
  • Self-Care: self-care, independent, introspective, confident, interested in self-improvement
  • People: making friends, understanding people, put people at ease, comfortable with people in general
  • Animal: generates trust and rapport with animals
  • Nature: at home in nature
  • Humor: knacks for telling jokes, finding humorous twists

Learn More

If you have taken the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment use the http://www.powertraitsforlife.com website to help you understand and use your Power Traits for Life™.

Use the top navigation bar to find pages that correspond to your top Dispositions, Talents, Modalities, Interests and preferred Environment. You can also use the “search” field at the top right of the screen to learn more about how to leverage your strengths.

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To learn more about how to use the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment as a fundraising tool for your organization, click here.

Modalities

Modalities: Your Information Processing Equipment

Your Modalities are the best ways for you to take in information. It will be helpful for you to know your Modality Power Traits for Life™ and to use them to guide you as much as possible in the learning process.

There are eight Modalities:

Learn More

If you have taken the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment use the http://www.powertraitsforlife.com website to help you understand and use your Power Traits for Life™.

Use the top navigation bar to find pages that correspond to your top Dispositions, Talents, Modalities, Interests and preferred Environment. You can also use the “search” field at the top right of the screen to learn more about how to leverage your strengths.

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To learn more about how to use the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment as a fundraising tool for your organization, click here.

Interests

Interests are our #1 motivators. Interest can help us think more clearly, understand more deeply, and remember more accurately. By incorporating Interests into your studies, you can enhance learning in all subjects, and have more fun.

Your Interests Can Help You Learn. They:

  • make you happy
  • energize and wake up your brain.
  • help you pay closer attention
  • allow you to process information faster
  • encourage you to stick with studying until you “get it”
  • encourage you read and think more carefully
  • encourage you to listen more carefully
  • can excite you to connect old and new knowledge.

Try to incorporate your interests into your learning whenever possible.

Learn More

If you have taken the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment use the http://www.powertraitsforlife.com website to help you understand and use your Power Traits for Life™.

Use the top navigation bar to find pages that correspond to your top Dispositions, Talents, Modalities, Interests and preferred Environment. You can also use the “search” field at the top right of the screen to learn more about how to leverage your strengths.

Support Student-Centered Learning

To learn more about how to use the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment as a fundraising tool for your organization, click here.

Environment

Where you study or work best

Where you study or do your work can greatly influence your ability to think, learn and complete tasks. Often a few simple changes can make a big difference. It will be helpful for you to know your Environment Power Traits and to use them to guide you as much as possible in the learning process.

Try to create a study or work environment where you can be comfortable AND pay attention. This will help you to do your best work and remember more. Think about the following:

  • Do you need quiet, noise, or music playing?
  • Do you need to sit at a desk, lie on the floor, or walk around?
  • Do you need to be alone or with other people to do your best work? Maybe you like the company of your pet!
  • Do you need warm or cool temperatures? Maybe you do better with fresh air.
  • Do you need dim or bright light? Natural or indoor lighting?
  • What colors energize you, make you feel comfortable, or inspire you?
  • What colors sap energy, make you feel uncomfortable, are uninspiring?

When exploring careers, consider the typical working environment, and go for a match with your preferences.

Activity: Make Predictions

Make a hypothesis – Predict the conditions you think are best for your study or work environment:

  • with or without music?
  • planned exercise breaks every 20 minutes or no breaks?
  • working on your bed, at a desk in a quiet space, at the kitchen table?
  • taking breaks for water and snacks?
  • time of day: right after school, after dinner, before bed?
  • text messaging and use of social media?

Download a worksheet by clicking here. Preferred Study Environments – Test Your Hypothesis

  • Collect your data and compare with others in your class, family, or group
  • Were you surprised by your findings?

Learn More

If you have taken the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment use thehttp://www.powertraitsforlife.com website to help you understand and use your Power Traits for Life™.

Use the top navigation bar to find pages that correspond to your top Dispositions,Talents, Modalities, Interests and preferred Environment. You can also use the “search” field at the top right of the screen to learn more about how to leverage your strengths.

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Support Student-Centered Learning

To learn more about how to use the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment as a fundraising tool for your organization, click here.