Beth Person

Legal Career Compass, Basic Report

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Introduction 00

The Legal Career Compass Basic Report is designed to help you better understand yourself and how well the law is a fit for your career.

Your personalized report contains the following sections:

Cognitive Super Power: Your dominant Go-to Behavior is your Superpower, one that is fast, easy to use, and you may not even know that you have it or use it.

Distinctive Qualities: These are your most identifying characteristics, or how you're different from the norm as compared to our database of attorneys.

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.

Engagement Styles: Describes how you prefer to interact and engage with others you are working with in order to help you visualize how you can make the biggest and most significant contributions.

We also recommend listening to our podcast, I Am The Law, which is available at 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.

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Law Fit Report

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.

Career Advancement Report

Visual Type & Go-To Behaviors: This is a visual model of Carl Jung’s Psychological Types showing that each person uses all eight behaviors.

Four Styles of Working as a Lawyer: A look at your Thinking, Working, Motivational, and Business Development Styles -- all key things to know as a lawyer.

At Work Guidance: This section gives you tips about how to improve interactions with your colleagues, managers and subordinates at work.

Be sure to also check out your Legal Career Compass report, which will help you discover what practice areas and work settings match your personality and strengths.

Education Maximized Report

Making the Most of Study Time: Quick tips and advice for studying more effectively.

Staying Engaged at School: Becoming more self-aware can help students stay more engaged at school.

Cognitive Super Power - Expanded 01

This section describes your Superpower; your dominant, "go to" behavior that is so natural, fast, and easy to access, you may not even know you have or are using it.

The “superpower” described here is a distinctive personality quality that comes naturally to the person who has it, whereas it would take others a great deal of concerted effort to access the same sort of skill.  This Cognitive Super Power is a reflection of how their specific personality type can be leveraged when working with others to make a large contribution to the group.  This is based on Jungian dominant function.  It represents the preferred and typically strongest function of the individual at their best.
Super Analyzing

Super Analyzing

Beth’s Superpower

"I know how it fits together."
  • Compelled to help by making certain everything is accurate and logically consistent
  • Does everything in her power to ensure things are properly categorized, sorted, identified and labeled
  • Beth may sometimes be overly critical in an earnest attempt to help and make things better
  • She loves analyzing to uncover the one most perfect solution to a problem
  • Beth typically thinks all problems can and should be solved by logic and reasoning

Good Day

Good Day

System Thinker

Bad Day

Bad Day

Sarcastic Critic


Super Analyzing

Beth understands logic and analyzes or figures out the essential principles. That is what Super Analyzing is all about. Those with this superpower are constantly evaluating, defining, and identifying if something is correct or incorrect based on the sophisticated logical models and complex mental concepts they use.

For Beth it is very frustrating that most other people do not logically analyze or figure out their decisions. She often can't turn off the need to analyze things. Those with Super Analyzing are often dismayed because almost the entire world seems illogical or 'stupid' to them.

Her sophisticated analysis can sometimes result in a fairly biting wit. And when overused this can result in a perfectionist approach and evaluation of both herself and those around her.

It is also this constant mental sharpening that results in amazing progress on any problem that can be analyzed and solved by principles. Beth often thinks all problems can and should be solved by logic and reasoning.

Cognitive Super Power - Expanded Authors
Original work by: Sterling Bates Gene Bellotti Katherine Hirsh © Step Research Corporation

Distinctive Qualities 02

Based on the Sheffield Assessment, this section identifies your most distinct, "stand out" characteristics, or how you're different from the norm as compared to our database of attorneys.

This section quickly identifies your most distinguishable individual characteristics compared to our world-wide database of lawyers and highlights what makes you "stand out" from the crowd.
  1. First take a moment to study the headings for each of your most distinctive, "stand out" characteristics. As you look at these headings, do you have a rush of recognition, or even a good feeling, knowing that important aspects of who you are being recognized as valuable?
  2. Now read each of the accompanying paragraphs. Use the Polish tool to highlight both the statements that feel especially important or true for you and also those that you believe it might be critical to share with others – your fellow students, your instructors, potential employers, etc. – to help them understand you better.
  3. Use the Polish tool to strikethrough any statements that are not particularly important or true for you.
  4. You can add this “ polished” chapter to your Profile to show others what makes you tick.
  5. Make a more deliberate second pass through these paragraphs looking at the statements you have highlighted for information you can use to show yourself in your best light and make more informed choices about the many options available for enhancing your legal knowledge and skills. For example, you might find:
  6. Information you want to use target your networking – for example, to focus on meeting people with specific skills or who work in specific legal settings or practice areas or attending events that focus on these skills, settings, or practice areas
  7. Information you want to include in your application for a fellowship or grant to underscore areas of strength or to draw attention to your unique talents
  8. Information you might use to help you decide between multiple appealing professors, electives, or clinic courses as you plan your course schedule
  9. Information you might use to help you select from the multitude of more informal learning opportunities such as extracurricular activities, on-campus societies, online interest/affinity groups, etc.
  10. Information you might use as a basis for requesting recognition for your knowledge, skills, and abilities from your connections on LinkedIn or other social media platforms
  11. Flag these highlighted statements for future use in these and other ways with the Developmental Journal function of the Polish tool to help yourself move from surviving to thriving in law school. 
  12. Use the Task function of the Polish tool to make a commitment to being more purposeful and self-aware about your activity choices and how you present yourself to others. Invest your time and energy in things that are most likely to bring you satisfaction and help you grow and develop.
feedbackThese represent the most distinctive qualities that make Beth different from other attorneys.


Beth frequently takes initiative to complete tasks without requiring instruction or supervision from others. Lawyers with strengths in this area will recognize a need, develop a plan for completing a task, and work towards the completion of the task, all on their own. Lawyers with above average levels of this trait also generally possess higher emotional intelligence, as they generally express their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a direct, yet constructive way. One caveat, however, is that Beth should remember to check in with managers and team members to be sure that projects are proceeding as expected and that changes to the original plan have not been made in the interim.

Goal Driven

Beth frequently sets goals for planning purposes or for measuring personal or organizational success. Her goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about her future, and for turning this vision of the future into reality. Multiple studies have shown that explicit goal-setting has been found to be a shared trait among highly successful people.


Beth finds comfort in predictable, routine patterns. This is a positive characteristic for work areas that are more stable and systematic in nature.

Distinctive Qualities Authors
Original work by: Sterling Bates Mark Levin Karl Schmitt © Step Research Corporation

Career and Work Satisfaction 03

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.
  • You can go through the list of Likely Core Values, the last part in this chapter, below and use Polish to highlight the values that matter most to you and put a strikethrough on values that don't matter as much.
  • Many people find that when they hate a new job or are stressed at work or having trouble, it is because one of their core work values is being violated.
  • This can become an opportunity to have a discussion with potential employers or co-workers about how work might be adapted.
  • Failing that, this may be a sign to consider changing work teams, places or jobs.

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, culture and pace allow you to consider things fully before having to respond
  • The environment allows for freedom and flexibility and is loosely structured without too many rules

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
  • 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 allows you adequate private time to work alone and to concentrate
  • The environment allows for freedom and flexibility and is loosely structured without too many rules

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

Engagement Styles 06

This section describes how you prefer to interact and engage when you are working with others in order to help you realize how you can make the biggest, most significant contributions.

This section shows how an individual predominantly prefers to do their work and engage with others.  This information can help you realize what sorts of groups you will work best in and what sort of role you should try to adopt when working with others in order to make your best contribution possible.  This is built on Jungian psychology and is about how you prefer to engage with the world around you. 

Beth's Engagement Style:

Refine for Perfection

  • Your dominant engagement style describes how you prefer to interact and engage with others, especially when working on a project.
  • Your engagement style can be helpful in identifying how you prefer to interact with teammates and how you make your best contributions.
  • Each engagement style has several key opportunities for making a project successful.
  • When an engagement style is overused, then that style can create threats to a project's success.
Carefully Understand
Understand ramifications

Making the plan
Analysis paralysis

Refusal to change plan
Refine for Perfection
Tweak to improve 
Quietly fixing things
Never finished updating

Lack of decision
Dynamically Explore
Energetic discovery

Building enthusiasm
Unnecessary changes

Not completing
Organize and Direct
Move others forward

Achieving goals

Hasty decisions
Engagement Styles Authors
Original work by: Sterling Bates Gene Bellotti © Step Research Corporation