My last psychometric assessment class was several weeks ago, on the 16PF and PAI, and I’ve one report to write before I’ve finished the whole course and the assessment competency. Of course I’ve been blithely ignoring this fact because writing reports sucks way more than reading feminist blogs or looking at funny cat pictures. Today, however, I had a full work day stretching out at the computer with little actual work afore me, so thought I may as well get it done. I was pleasantly surprised to find it isn’t due until next week! Gosh, I’d thought it due a week ago or sumpin.
Only as I sat down to write it my boss’ robotic intercom voice informed me he needed the online counselling policies and protocols by the end of the week (i.e. tomorrow). They were done months ago, but needed updating. So, sighing noisily, I got those done first. Spent the afternoon writing two pages of 16PF report. The 16PF is a personality test measuring (guess how many) traits such as warmth, assertiveness, liveliness, trustingness, perfectionism… which generally add up to correlate with the big five traits everyone knows. Writing the report is a total bitch. You not only have to analyse all these 16 traits, but also how they interact with each other and what they mean all together. UGH.
So I spent much of the day on it and am only about 68% done. boo.
Speaking of psych assessments, Jason has been scoring my WAIS (wikipedia wins today) results and I scored very superior in verbal comprehension (99th percentile betch), high average in perceptual reasoning and processing speed, average working memory (who here is surprised? Oh, there’s only me here. Well, I’m not surprised. Recall and arithmetic? Way to put all my weak points in the one subscale guys) and superior over all, with a composite IQ of…. 123. 94th percentile. That’s pretty good, right? Can you believe I was disappointed with it? haha. Jason kept saying, “it’s OK, you were on a lot of pain meds at the time, and your phone kept ringing to distract you…” BAH.