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Accountants Personality Profile Questionnaire

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Amused to receive an email inviting me to take part in The Accountants Personality Profile Questionnaire. Almost tempted in the hope that it would come back with the result "You do not have a personality, so are ideally suited to your profession"!

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
25th Aug 2021 10:42

Extrovert accountant, looks at the other person's shoes when speaking instead of their own.

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Red Leader
By Red Leader
25th Aug 2021 10:52

What's a personality?

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By Arthur Putey
25th Aug 2021 11:38

Red Leader wrote:

What's a personality?


Something accountants use for birth control?
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By Chris Maslin
25th Aug 2021 11:00

Didn't get the email you're referring to, but we got most staff to do "PRISM" profiles not that long ago. On the one hand they didn't really tell us anything we hadn't already figured out...but they did add a lot of flesh to the bones of the impressions we already had, and also helped us figure out how best to deal with the differences.

Eg some staff might be dreamers...great at coming up with creative ideas, not so great at focussing on a given task for a prolonged period. Some will be really driven, great at getting the task in hand done quickly and efficiently, but might upset a few people along the way. Some will be great at getting on with people from all backgrounds, but might struggle with technical stuff. Etc etc.

One thing I liked about it is that unlike most exams we're used to, there is no right/wrong answer. It's all done from multiple choice, so scoring higher in one segment means you'll score lower in others. I think this helped relax people that whilst to some extent they would be being compared to peers, not in a "this person's better than you" way, more in a "this person's strengths complement your weaknesses, and vice versa".

Also leads to the question on whether you should focus on improving your weak areas to be reasonably good at everything, or just get everyone to work on tasks they're innately good at, hoping across your employees you've got all bases covered.

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By Arthur Putey
25th Aug 2021 11:36

Keeps HR busy. Reminds me of an exchange between a worker and their boss, who was complaining that a number of tasks hadn't been done. His reply was brilliant, along the lines of "what did you expect, I'm not a completer/finisher"!

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By Duggimon
25th Aug 2021 10:59

Two accountants walk in to a bar.

"We're here for the audit, do you have somewhere quiet we can work?"

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By DJKL
25th Aug 2021 13:37

Accountants will eventually come with GPP , ask Gates and Musk when this is likely.

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By memyself-eye
25th Aug 2021 14:57

Michael O'leary (he of Ryanair) is an accountant. No one ever accused him of being dull!

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By AdamMurphy
25th Aug 2021 15:04

I'm not sure that's how you spell it.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
25th Aug 2021 15:57

Q. Why don't accountants stare out the window in the morning?
A. They'd have nothing to do lunchtime.

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A Putey FACA
By Arthur Putey
25th Aug 2021 18:26

HR interviewer: "Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Accountant: "In a mirror, where else?"

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By AdamMurphy
25th Aug 2021 18:33

Pft, I know mine too well. You know when people in CVs write "works well as part of a team or on own initiative"? You can delete the first part for me :-)
Loved setting up on my own 10 years ago, despite the harder and harder work its getting with HMRCs "initiatives".
I love chatting to clients when I meet them, but that's small doses.

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David Winch
By David Winch
27th Aug 2021 10:41

I have done the dove-owl-peacock-eagle (DOPE) test. The result was no surprise!
David

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By Leywood
27th Aug 2021 10:49

I thought that was 'what four words' for where to park outside your house.

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