The StandOut assessment returned the following results for David A Toth: Equalizer / Connector. I agree with the assessment, it does seem like me; both functions reflect my lifestyle modus operandi. I appreciated the assessment process. It was clear and easy to accomplish. I particularly liked the 35 second response time which causes one to engage and reply without becoming too anal about seeing oneself! I also like the sensitivity to people and relationships as opposed to task and mission, though task and mission were not marginalized. I also observed that the assessment is very concerned about communication style between parties. There seems to be a direct link between how certain personality types would respond and consequently reflect the functional categories.
The “You Begin” summary tells me to utilize my connecting strength and I couldn’t agree more. However, I found this section lacking because it did not provide insights regarding the ”equalizer” function which was my highest ranking function! How does the connector and the equalizer find symbiosis? I have some ideas but it would have been instructive for the assessment to provide insights since that is the purpose of the assessment! This is a major flaw! If I direct someone to this assessment, could it be that their summary will not address their primary function as well? If so, this greatly diminishes the value of it.
Overall I liked the process and I believe it was fairly accurate in determining my primary functional strengths. However, it failed to give an applicational summary that accurately reflects both strengths. I would like to see this fixed and then I could recommend it to others.