A Vote Tally is shown for each psychological pattern, often called a personality pattern or type. The Vote is tallied based on the consistency of choices during the self-discovery activity process. These vote tallies make it easier to help Angela identify and verify her likely best-fit. Using the analogy of an election, now that the first round of voting is done, Angela heads to a run-off election.
The Vote Tally shows you the current predictions for Angela's likely best-fit psychological pattern.
Each person is unique, so during the verification process we are only trying to find the psychological pattern that is as close as possible to accurately describing you. This means that while each psychological pattern near the beginning of the list is going to sound a lot like you, it will also have a few things that don’t fit you. The goal is to find the psychological pattern that feels to you like the “closest” fit. There will never be a "perfect" fit.
A best-fit and verification process helps solve many of the problems with the accuracy of any self-discovery process. A best-fit and verification process is not only a necessary requirement for the ethical use of many assessments – it is also a great way to help make sure any advice provided will be as accurate and as meaningful as possible. For our reports, we combine each person’s verified psychological likely best-fit with all the data we have on that individual with other psychological models to provide the most personalized reports and advice we can.
Bonus Points and Extra Gold Stars:
If you really want to understand yourself better and how you are different from other people then a great extra step you can take is to use the Verification bar to view the patterns with the lowest Vote Tally. Doing this gives you an opportunity to see how people really different from you see the world and feel about themselves. To paraphrase Roger Pearman "They are not crazy, they are just not you"!