The subject of this starting point measurements is young, still in school. Yet I don't know her.
Because she is so young, I went into more details than I normally would, because it is going to be easier for her to change and get on the strait and narrow that leads to a good life, than for an adult. It is also a guidance more for the mother than for herself: I don't even know if she knows that I measured her starting point measurements.
There is a fundamental built-in error in tests that involve answering questions about ourselves.
I have found that personality tests that rely on your knowing yourself and to predict what you would do in certain situations, are profoundly flawed. 1
I say this after working with thousands of people, one-on-one, observing them, feeling them (I am an empath) and comparing who and how they are compared to what they say about themselves.
The gap is significant between the two.
You believe yourself different from who you are, and you fill out your questionnaire by your belief. But your actions will still be consistent with who you really are, how you really behave, your real attitude, your real self, and you'll be way off in your test results... 2
For those of you who have been making ever tightening circle around the secret, you may call it the truth, this is first a big let-down. A disappointment.
But when you look again, it gives you your life back, your ship is again under your command... you can become a finder instead of a seeker of the secret.
"The secret of growth" you've known but wished to be different is this: find something that is rewarding on the short term and has the potential to be rewarding on the long term, and become the best at it.
Rewarding means you can see the fruit of your labor, and they are yours.
If it's playing computer games... then get good at that. And I am not kidding. Some of the best code breakers, computer experts come from computer game champions, and we need computer wizards.
Anything rewarding that you love to do starts to grow you, your skills, your intellect, and is a path to growth.
But instead you are not doing anything, because you are waiting for the right, the secret thing to do, that will take you right to the top, like an elevator.