As part of my practice, I offer testing and assessments to help my clients better know and understand themselves. The Ancient Greek aphorism “Know Thyself” has persisted over the centuries in many cultures. Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu wrote, “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” For the average person, motivation in life is to do well and be successful. For some, not knowing who they are and under what circumstances they operate best actually holds them back from reaching their goals. At other times, it may be the goals that are not well suited to the person; the expectations don’t fit reality. It’s difficult to discern when this is the case for the person who doesn’t know their own strengths and weaknesses.
Having used those terms, strengths and weaknesses don’t go hand in hand with good and bad. Rather, they show where a person can work to improve or where they excel, while providing opportunity for optimizing work and productivity through creating boundaries or finding people to come around and provide skills in areas of weakness. All this can be learned through the different assessments I offer.
The cognitive assessment can help to identify attention, memory, problem-solving, language skills and intellectual functioning. The learning assessment helps to pinpoint if there are any learning disabilities so I can help you find strategies in learning in the way you need. The personality assessments will help to confirm what you may already know about yourself, but the evaluation will help to identify key things that have the potential to put you in the driver’s seat toward success.
All of this information, when gathered together, can be very useful for moving past the roadblocks. Contact my office to schedule a free consultation so you too can know thyself.