How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know how you see yourself. Personality and character are two very different things. The interviewer is looking for more information on your traits vs. your integrity. Your answer should include buzzwords such as extroverted, energetic, and confident.
"I would describe my personality as approachable, light-hearted, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me."
Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview
"I am quite, focused, and determined. You won't hear a lot from me unless I need you, but rest assured that I am working hard."
Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview
"I am energized, focused and motivated to do my best. I always take the high road and treat my leaders, colleagues, and team with respect."
Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview
"Great question! I describe my personality as exuberant, inventive, and intuitive. I have an uncanny ability to understand my clients' needs and a keen ability to build rapport with them."
Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview
"I describe my personality as outgoing, adaptable, and capable of fitting into a multitude of situations. I can take on challenges like upselling and managing customer disputes."
Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview
"As a sales professional, my personality lends itself well to a highly commissioned role such as this. I am persistent, resourceful, and sincere which my clients seem to like very much."
Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview
"My personality is the same as my teaching style: actionable, considerate, and compassionate. Are these personality traits you are looking for in your next teacher?"
Rachelle's Answer for a Chef Interview
"I would describe my personality as approachable, positive, and determined. I believe that, if asked, my current team would say the same about me."
Rachelle's Answer for a Floral Designer Interview
"I would describe my personality as approachable, light hearted, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me."
Rachelle's Answer for a Superintendent Interview
"I would describe my personality as approachable, light-hearted, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and students would say the same about me."
Ryan's Answer for a Dispatcher Interview
"I would describe my personality as approachable yet firm, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me."
Rachelle's Answer for a Surveillance Operator Interview
"I'm mostly introverted, and I don't get bored easily. I tend to be quite detail oriented, so I notice things that other people might not. I'm also a positive person most of the time."
Rachelle's Answer for a Home Health Aide Interview
"Three words that I would use to describe myself would be reliable, honest, and hard-working. I say this because I truly do put my patients first. They can rely on me to work overtime when needed, and I would never avoid work for my own self-gain."
Audra's Answer for a Reading Teacher Interview
"I would describe myself as creative, patient, and encouraging. Recent feedback from my peers, colleagues, and students revealed that they see these same qualities in me. I am a very positive person who believes in building others up and thinking outside of the box to support students and make learning fun."
Heather's Answer for a Substance Abuse Counselor Interview
"I would describe myself as being driven, meticulous, and reliable."
Angela's Answer for an Executive Assistant Interview
"We recently had a client who was angry that she could not reach out to the director by phone. Our director is not client-facing, but she felt he was the only one who would solve her problem. She called for him several times a day and got the same answer each time, that he was not available to take her call. She became more and more escalated each time she called, and no one could calm her down. I requested to take her call, and I utilized the Three R technique. Through this technique, you recognize their problem, relate to them, and reassure them that you will do what you can to help. Using this technique, I was able to calm her down and help her toward a solution."
Rachelle's Answer for an Administrative Officer Interview
"I would describe my approach to work as focused, responsible, and organized. Once given a project or task, I like to figure out what the workflow will look like and decide which tools or resources I will need to engage in reaching my goals. My current boss has commented many times that she appreciates how I can keep myself and others focused on the task at hand."
Krista's Answer for a Toxicologist Interview
"The three words I would use to describe myself are organized, analytical, and communicative. My work area is always organized, I am analytical in nature which allows me to detect harmful chemicals while performing my job duties, and I have strong communication skills which allow me to communicate verbally and in writing to my coworkers, supervising staff, laboratories, and the courts."
Heather's Answer for an Addiction Counselor Interview
"This job is rewarding to me in so many ways. More than anything, I am happy and thankful when I see someone who has been my client who actually goes through rehab and begins counseling and then chooses to stay in a life of sobriety free from drugs and alcohol. There have been times when some of my previous clients have stopped by or called just to tell me that they are ok and that they are living a clean life and how their lives have changed. This is one of the most rewarding feelings I have ever experienced."
Christina's Answer for a Ghostwriter Interview
"I describe myself as energetic, insightful, and playful. I am energetic both outside of work and inside as I am always ready to get work done, I am insightful because I like to think hard about my work before getting started, and I am playful because I am always trying to find unique ways of writing that will surprise the readers and interest them."
Christina's Answer for a Production Director Interview
"I would describe myself as witty, spontaneous, creative, humorous, and dedicated."
"I am approachable, upbeat, and friendly. I can quickly adapt to a multitude of situations and like to take on challenges."
These are all excellent personality characteristics to have. Well done!
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