Oct 10

Self profile

My fourth grader recently did a “Learning Profile” at school (click on picture to see a larger version).  The idea is to let him see where his strengths and weaknesses lie, and where they overlap.  They used a Venn Diagram to illustrate it…basically intersecting circles.  I think it’s a super cool tool and am so amazed at how spot on his profile is.

And that got me thinking.  Wouldn’t this be a great tool for coaching or just for anyone wanting to see themselves a little more clearly.   You can use it to acknowledge who you are and what your strengths and weaknesses are.  You could also use it to motivate yourself to make changes.  Maybe there are a couple weaknesses that really bug you and you’d like to change.  The other ones you can work around.

So I’ve created a list of qualities so you too can make make a profile for yourself.  You can print them and do cut and paste (very 4th grade!) or you could do it all on the computer.  I’m going to give it a try too and will post my “Way of Living Profile” soon!

Trying new things

Going new places

Meeting people

Taking risks

Following through on things

Staying positive

Taking care of myself

Taking care of others

Sleeping enough

Doing tasks that aren’t exciting to me

Working with a group



Making friends

Tuning out distracting people and/or sounds

Working by myself

Coming up with new ideas

Following through on ideas

Organizing my life

Keeping friends

Learning new things

Paying attention

Communicating my ideas

Keeping secrets

Thinking before acting

Taking responsibility for my actions

Understanding other points of view/perspectives

Staying calm in difficult moments

Expressing myself clearly

Showing myself to others

Being in the moment

Taking care of my health

Keeping my priorities straight

Living my values


Eating well

Celebrating my successes

Holding on to failures

Being afraid of failure

Being honest with myself

Telling stories

Being decisive