Sam Johnson was referred for assessment because he is applying for a position at Liberty University as a resident assistant. This is a demanding position, and Mr. Johnson was tested for personality characteristics conducive to succeeding as a resident assistant. Leadership skills, emotional stability, and social interaction skills are necessary for success in this type of a position. Sam Johnson is a 25-year-old Caucasian male who is married and resides in Southern California. He was born in Durban, South Africa, and immigrated with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of fifteen. In South Africa, Sam experienced violence and an in-home invasion.
[...] He reports enjoying these interactions and feels a strength of his is problem solving within social situations. Summary of Test Results International Personality Item Pool of the NEO-IP: The IPIP-NEO is a self-assessment personality test based on the five-factor model of personality. The assessment measures the five domains of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience. Each domain is also divided into six sub-domains, which are scored individually on a scale of one to 100. Scores are percentile estimates compared with norms in the same age range. [...]
[...] Psychological Impressions Sam is a very pleasant person and has excellent social skills, maintaining good eye contact and using appropriate humor throughout his initial interview. He reports having many friends and enjoying social situations, which would be of advantage to him as a resident assistant. His multi-cultural background and life experiences would also be an asset for him in a leadership position. His IPIP-NEO scores support his self report of his social abilities, as he scored above average on all sub-domains of extraversion. [...]
[...] His sub-domain score of 22 in the area of depression, and a score of 27 in anxiety are below average, and his current SERS score is particularly high. His scores on the AI are all below the given norms, indicating that he is less likely than average to be aggressive or lose his temper with others. His above average score on the IPIP-NEO sub-domain of altruism also indicates that he likely to be kind and patient with others. Sam's high self-esteem, and exceptionally low scores on IPIP-NEO sub- domains of modesty and self-consciousness are likely to cause others to perceive him as arrogant. [...]
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