Beth Barrister

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Introduction 00

Welcome to your report!

The Legal Career Compass Report is designed to provide you with guidance that impacts your decision to go to law school, which schools to apply to, which school to ultimately attend, and how to focus your internship and job search.

Your personalized report contains the following sections:

Career and Work Satisfaction: Uses your personality type to help illustrate what sort of work environments and core values suit you best.

Legal Trait Analysis: Quickly shows you all 22 traits measured by the Sheffield Legal Assessment and how your scores compare to our global database of attorneys.

Legal Career Satisfaction Score: Provides an overview of which practice areas and work settings might be most enjoyable and satisfying for you.

Practice Area Analysis: See how you fit in different practice areas based on scores from your assessment.

Work Setting Analysis: See how you fit into various work settings based on scores from your assessment.

Be sure to also check out your Career Advancement report, which will help you make the most of your traits and tendencies throughout your career, including school, the bar exam, and jobs.

We also recommend listening to our podcast, I Am The Law, which is available at LSTRadio.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Both this report and the podcast can be used with the tools available on the LST Reports. When deciding on whether and where to attend law school, consider how well various schools can help you achieve your career goals. For example, if you have zero interest in working for a large law firm and instead want to practice family law in a particular state, it may not make sense to spend more money on a traditionally elite school. Different law schools have different strengths, especially as it relates to which employers (work settings) graduates of a school tend to find jobs with.

Career and Work Satisfaction 01

This section uses your personality type to help illustrate what sort of work environments and core values suit you best.

In this section, you will see how your personality type represents the values you hold and how that coincides with which working environments will fit you best.  Finding a career that aligns with your values and provides a suitable environment for your personality type will lead to a more fulfilling and productive career.

Work environmental and cultural factors preferred by Beth

Aligning her work environment and the company’s culture with her personality type is also another important consideration in finding the right job. Her personality type prefers an environment where:

  • Management allows people to be self-directed
  • The culture appreciates fair but tough decision-making
  • The environment allows for freedom and flexibility and is loosely structured without too many rules
  • The environment, culture and pace allow you to consider things fully before having to respond
  • The environment is more structured and disciplined; being on time and following procedure is considered important

Work that aligns well with Beth

  • There are several opportunities to demonstrate competence
  • The work allows you to utilize your natural ability to analyze and make objective, logical decisions
  • The work involves theory and speculation
  • The work involves creativity, imagination and a creative approach to problem solving
  • The work involves looking beyond the present i.e. future possibilities, future products, future actions
  • The work is not limited to what exists today but involves "what may be" and "what could be"

Those with Beth's personality prefer careers where

  • Management allows people to be self-directed
  • There are several opportunities to demonstrate competence
  • The culture appreciates fair but tough decision-making
  • The work offers the opportunity to rapidly change direction and to respond to problems as they arise
  • The work is fun and allows for some spontaneity
  • You can apply your natural ability to focus and concentrate, rather than multitasking
  • The environment allows for freedom and flexibility and is loosely structured without too many rules
  • The environment, culture and pace allow you to consider things fully before having to respond
  • The work allows you to work at a careful steady pace
  • The work involves theory and speculation
  • The work allows you adequate private time to work alone and to concentrate
  • The work involves creativity, imagination and a creative approach to problem solving
  • The work involves looking beyond the present i.e. future possibilities, future products, future actions
  • The work is not limited to what exists today but involves "what may be" and "what could be"
  • The work allows you to utilize your natural ability to analyze and make objective, logical decisions
  • The work allows you to utilize your natural ability to provide others with direction and supervision
  • The environment is more structured and disciplined; being on time and following procedure is considered important

Natural abilities and strengths for Beth's personality

Beth's natural abilities and talents, when utilized, help her to perform better and enjoy her job more. Also, her success is generally more dependent on leveraging and capitalizing on her strong points rather than focusing on her weak point - it's her strong points and natural abilities that will bring Beth job satisfaction and success.

Beth has probably already experienced something like this: When the work she does in her job or in school aligns well with her natural abilities, things start to go easier, move more smoothly, and she feels better about what she is working on or studying. The results usually come out much better.

The opposite is also true, when the work she does or the subject she is studying is not well aligned with her natural abilities, things feel more difficult, stress levels increase and results are not so good. The key here is 'alignment'.

Because most professional jobs involve several different types of work, some of the work she does may be well aligned and some may not. If she can move herself into a career path where most of the work is aligned with her natural abilities, she will be more successful and more satisfied

  • Natural ability to think strategically
  • Natural ability for coordinating, organizing and leading
  • Natural ability to make things more efficient
  • Natural ability to improve systems
  • Natural ability to solve very complex problems
  • Naturally ingenious
  • Natural ability to invent and create
  • Natural ability to study and learn technology and science
  • Natural ability for research and development
  • Natural ability to work independently without supervision
  • Naturally persistent and resolute

Beth's likely core values include:

For maximum job satisfaction and success, her job and her work environment should align with her core values. The list below represents common core values for her personality type.

  • Demonstrated competence
  • Achievement
  • Creativity
  • Ingenuity
  • Knowledge
  • Constant learning
  • Excellence
  • Perfection
  • Independence
  • New challenges
  • Being calm, emotion free
  • Logic
  • Minimal repetitive work
  • Rewards and recognition are for problem solving in creative and innovative ways
  • The ability to work without much direction is appreciated
Career and Work Satisfaction Authors
Original work by: Michael Robinson © Step Research Corporation

Practice Area Detailed Fit Analysis 04

This section shows how you fit in different practice areas based on your scores from the Sheffield Assessment.

This section compares you to attorneys who most match your personality traits and are also satisfied with their careers, so you may see how you might fit in different practice areas.  Click the list of practice areas on right to browse each one.

There are many factors to the achievement of success and satisfaction in each practice area.  Your score takes into account all of the traits that we have determined are relevant to your satisfaction, even though the Detailed Fit Analysis will only show your top three matched traits. 

Practice Area Detailed Fit Analysis Authors
Original work by: Sterling Bates Mark Levin Karl Schmitt © Step Research Corporation

Work Setting Detailed Fit Analysis 05

This section shows how you fit in different work settings based your scores from the Sheffield assessment.

This section compares you to attorneys who most match your personality traits and are also satisfied with their careers, so you may see how you might fit in different work settings.  Click the list of work settings on right to browse each one.

There are many factors to the achievement of success and satisfaction in each work setting.  Your score takes into account all of the traits that we have determined are relevant to your satisfaction, even though the Detailed Fit Analysis will only show your top three matched traits. 
Work Setting Detailed Fit Analysis Authors
Original work by: Sterling Bates Mark Levin Karl Schmitt © Step Research Corporation