Although this is not the first time that I have been assessed, I believe that it reminded me of how nerve racking assessments can be.Please write a response for each peer: Label each as separate responses
RE: Discussion – Week 8COLLAPSE(K.F-Peer response 1)
Before taking the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) I was curious and nervous about what it would be about. When Dr. Lewis began asking questions, I was a little surprised at how easy the first section was as since it was about the date, year and the day etc. (Laureate education, 2018). Honestly, I found most of it to be easy accept the drawing portion and the last math portion as I had to count on my fingers. Remaking the figures that she had on the screen were the hardest part for me and even made me feel nervous about doing it. This exam is not very hard, and I think is helpful in determining where the mental state lies as some individuals are unable to even answer the first portion of the exam correctly.
Jung Typology Test
Honestly, taking the Jung assessment online also made me nervous. I remember taking this test at some point during undergrad, but I do not fully remember what my results were. I ended up having the INFP result. I think the only thing about my results that really surprised me was that it stated I had a marginal or no preference to perceiving over judging (3%), as well as my introversion and intuition were only slightly preferred over the extraversion and sensing (9% and 6%; Humanmetric Inc., 1998). The only area where it was a higher score was feeling over thinking (25%; Humanmentric Inc. 1998). I agree with the results actually, I think I have more of a high or moderate introversion preference as I mainly am at home and do not interact much with friends. I only interact right now when it comes to work, furthermore, I’d rather stay home and read a book.
Although this is not the first time that I have been assessed, I believe that it reminded me of how nerve racking assessments can be. My own nervousness may be why I had lower scores on the Jung Typology Test than I expected and why I didn’t quite understand every statement. Furthermore, after taking both tests I can see how important they were to take and even how useful they can be for myself so that I am able to strengthen areas that need to be strengthened and actually be able to look at my own attributes that I may not have thought about before
I think just like myself, clients get nervous about being assessed and this can change the out of the test. They may not fully understand why the test is necessary for them to take or even why the counselor wants them to take it. Furthermore, if they were to do poorly on the MMSE they would be more aware of their mental functioning and learn how to strengthen the functioning. Whereas with the Jung Typologies test they will be more likely to learn more about themselves and be able to change what they don’t like based off of their awareness.
Main Discussion – Week 8COLLAPSE(F.E- Peer Response 2)
Share what the experience was like to be asked the questions in the Mini Mental State Exam.
Being questioned by anyone makes me very nervous and tense. This experience was intriguing. I was intrigued because I felt like there was a reason for the questions and I expected the questions to become more difficult. I wondered the entire time the relevance of the questions. I also thought the questions would get more difficult and the expectations would be higher. The experience was unnerving also because I the questions seemed to be never ending.
Describe what it was like to answer the questions, your thoughts as you went through the exam, and how you reflected on your final MMSE score.
As I began to answer the questions I begin to relax. I realized that the questions were easier than I expected them to be. My tension level decreased because I realized the test did not require me to reveal a lot. My thoughts while responding to the questions were, “is this really an exam and why the questions were so easy?” I felt like my score was appropriate and within normal limits. I am not having any memory or cognition problems so they should be normal.
What was it like to take the Jung assessment online? Do you feel that it describes you?
The Jung assessment was very interesting and the questions were more direct. The questions required me to think and ponder for a few moments. I truly feel like my results describe me to perfection. My results stated I am an ESFP (Humanmetrics Inc, 1997-2017). E stands for extravert (Humanmetrics Inc, 1997-2017). S stands for sensing (Humanmetrics Inc, 1997-2017). F stands for feeling (Humanmetrics Inc, 1997-2017). P stands for perceiving (Humanmetrics Inc, 1997-2017). My results are a true reflection of my personality. Although there is likely some innate capacity being measured in intelligence tests, the variability of intelligence test scores is impacted by a wide range of family, cultural, and societal factors (Rose, 2006), and to some degree, IQ is a reflection of how well individuals have mastered middle-class facts, concepts, and problem-solving strategies (Neukrug, Edward S. & Fawcett, R. Charles,2015).
What insights did you gain in terms of how it felt to be assessed?
I felt like was I was about to be judged due to the assessment. I was in defense mode. I wanted to protect myself and my feelings at all cost. I did not want to be judged because of my responses due to an assessment. I think that being assessed is not easy. You become emotional and your anxiety levels increase. This assessment made me realize how your thoughts and feelings can range instantly.
How do you imagine clients may react?
Clients become defensive. Clients may feel intimidated or as though they are being belittled. Clients may appear nervous or scared. Clients may also be tensed because of the assessment. These assessments make you wonder if you are answering the questions correctly. They also wonder what your score is during the assessment.
Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015). Chapter 9: “Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning: Intelligence Testing and Neuropsychological Assessment.” In The essentials of Testing and Assessment: A practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists (pp. 190-220). Stamford, CN: Cengage Learning.
Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015). Chapter 11: “Clinical assessment: Objective and projective personality tests.” In The essentials of Testing and Assessment: A practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists (pp. 247-280). Stamford, CN: Cengage Learning.
Humanmetrics Inc. (1998-2017). Jung typology test. Retrieved at http://www.humanmetrics.com/