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Attorney Assessment Results

Nash Adager

Should I Be A Lawyer?

Report Overview

Report Overview - How do I use this report?

This report is designed to give you a detailed overview of of the specific traits and tendencies that make you who you are. This report contains detailed information about your personal strengths, comparisons to national norms, tips for working with others, and tips to help you be your best everyday at work and everywhere else. With all of that said, here is a brief overview of the what you will see in this report:

Your personalized report contains the following sections, all of which can be viewed by clicking on the "Show All" above.

  1. Legal Career Fit - This section shows a quick synopsis of how you compare to the trait patterns of attorneys that report high career satisfaction. Using this section can help you decide whether law school and a career as a lawyer might be a good fit for you. Our listing of practice areas and settings and how each one fits with your individual mental makeup will help you determine what career choices may fit best with your individual personality.
  2. Distinctive Qualities – This section comes from the Sheffield Legal Assessment and quickly tags you most identifying characteristics (where you differ the most from the collective norm) as compared to our attorney database.
  3. Four Styles as a Working Lawyer - Understanding your own working style is often the first step to better relationships with your coworkers and understanding your roles in a team environment. This section details your approach to thinking, working, motivation and business development.
  4. Legal Trait Analysis – Quickly shows you all 22 traits measured in the Sheffield Legal Assessment and how your scores compare to the averages for the thousands of (and growing) attorneys in our database.
  5. Visual Type & Go-To Behavior – This is a visual model of Carl Jung’s Psychological Types showing that each person uses all eight behaviors. Two are your dominant and supporting Go-To Behaviors. Visual Type provides a visual guide to the predictive use and accessibility of each behavior and an instantly recognizable way to see differences between people.
  6. Cognitive Superpower - 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.

Legal Career Fit

What it is:
This section shows how the assessed individual compares to the trait patterns of thousands of attorneys in our database who report high career satisfaction. Our listing of practice areas and settings and how each one fits with an individual’s mental makeup will help determine what career choices may fit best with an individual’s personality. Rankings in each section are from 10 (a tight fit) to 0 (a poor fit). This section is not predicting likelihood of success as much as it is telling the individual his or her ‘fit’ for an enjoyable career. Be sure to read the “What does a Fit Rank mean?” section for details.
Why it is important:
Placing attorneys in practice areas and settings that best match their personality and mindset (based upon our study of thousands of attorneys and those that report high satisfaction with their practice areas and settings) will lead to happier workforces, lower attorney turnover and save firms money on hiring and development and save individuals years in a practice areas or settings that don’t fit their individual mindset.

Overall Fit or Suitability

This section provides insight as to which practice areas and work settings might be the best fit for Nash. Better fits are shown higher on each list, and are based upon trait patterns of thousands of attorneys that described themselves as having high satisfaction levels with their practice and work settings in The Right Profile’s online Attorney Trait Study. To be clear, this section is not saying that Nash couldn’t be successful in lower ranked practice areas or settings. Our research suggests, however, that higher ranked practice areas and settings will feel more natural for her or him. This section also refers to various types of law and practice areas. There are numerous good sources on the internet that describe these practice areas and what attorneys in each of these practices tend to do. One we find particularly good can be found here.


Fit Legend

Fit 100 Fit 90 Fit 80 Fit 70 Fit 60 Fit 50 Fit 40 Fit 30 Fit 20 Fit 10 Fit 0

Good Fit

Loose Fit

Fit by Practice Areas

Practice AreaClosest Matched Traits for Practice AreaRank
Entertainment & ArtsAutonomy, Client Empathy52
International & Cross BorderAutonomy, Outlook51
Private Equity & Venture CapitalAutonomy, Comfort with Risk48
CorporateEmpathy, Autonomy46
Bankruptcy & RestructuringEmpathy, Client Empathy44
Real EstateEmpathy, Client Empathy44
Personal InjuryAutonomy, Empathy43
Mergers & AcquisitionsEmpathy, Autonomy43
White Collar CrimeOutlook, Autonomy41
Banking & FinanceEmpathy, Outlook39
LitigationEmpathy, Autonomy38
Intellectual PropertyOutlook, Autonomy36
TaxEmpathy, Outlook33
Advertising & MediaCreativity, Empathy33
EnvironmentalEmpathy, Outlook33
Family LawAutonomy, Outlook33
InsuranceOutlook, Empathy32
Criminal LawAutonomy30
Labor, Employment & Employee BenefitsEmpathy29
Military Law / JAGEmpathy28
Securities & Capital marketsOutlook28
Trusts & EstatesEmpathy23
Wealth ManagementPresence18

Fit by Legal Work Settings

Legal Work SettingClosest Matched Traits for Work SettingRank
Non-traditional legalClient Empathy, Outlook, Autonomy73
Corporation / In-house CounselEmpathy30
Law FirmEmpathy30
Government / MilitaryAutonomy2
Not for ProfitOutlook0

Fit by Organization Size

Organization SizeClosest Matched Traits for Organization SizeRank
Largest 100 Firms (eg. 500+)Empathy, Outlook38
Medium (eg. 100)Empathy, Autonomy36
Large (eg. 200)Autonomy28
Very Small (eg. 10)Autonomy21
Small (eg. 40)Empathy20
Very Large (eg. 350)Autonomy16

What Does Fit Rank Mean?

Fit Rank scores how you compare to “happy attorneys” - those that report high career satisfaction levels in the following practice areas and work settings. “Fit” does not necessarily mean success for making partner, earnings, billing or client book of business. As we measure it here, it is about whether you will be happy in your role or how much stress and energy it will cost you to succeed. Each practice area shows a fit score from 0 to 100 and the relevant trait similarities that you exhibit with career satisfied attorneys in each area and setting. High fit scores will have similarities in multiple traits and lower fit scores will have fewer matches. Your Closest Match Traits may also be different than those of your friends, even where they may have similar scores for the same practice areas or settings, since it is based upon which of your trait intensities match closest with the overall trait patterns of the group profile for happy attorneys in that practice area or setting.

Fit 80-100: A score in this range is a tight fit, and you should naturally feel confident in these practice areas and settings. Although a high score does not necessarily guarantee a long and successful career, take heart in the fact that you share a similar mental makeup with those attorneys that have been most satisfied with the practice areas and settings where you match this score.

Fit 60-70: A score in this range is a good fit, and you should feel comfortable and energized in these practice areas and settings. Work may still feel like “work”, but according to our data, many attorneys have spent decades in practice with lower fit scores than this range.

Fit 40-50: A score in this range is a moderate fit. Although you do not match as tightly to these areas as those in the 60-100 range, this area may still be a decent fit for you, particularly if you have a prior experience or training in these practice areas.

Fit 20-30: A score in this range is a loose fit. Although you may be able to practice in these areas or settings for many years, it will probably never feel like a great fit or one that is particularly energizing. Like playing basketball in flip-flops, it may be tough to feel like you are truly reaching your full potential, even if you get a few baskets every once in awhile.

Fit 0-10: A score in this range is a challenging fit. Although you may be proficient at all mental aspects of the work and you may even stay in this role for a few years, these practice areas and settings will eventually sap your energy and exhaust your desire to return for another day of the same work or in the same setting.

Distinctive Qualities

These represent the most distinctive qualities that make Nash different from other attorneys.


Nash often seeks new experiences. He enjoys research and gaining a deeper understanding of the unfamiliar. This intellectual curiosity allows Nash to innovate and adapt to changes. Curiosity makes one's mind active instead of passive and can lead one down new paths. People with high curiosity tend to ask questions, search for new answers and rarely accept things as there are. They tend to ask about people and situations in order to learn more, even when there is not an obvious reason to do so. This tendency can help them identify problems or issues before they actually develop..

Abstract Thinker

Nash exhibits strong abstract reasoning abilities. Abstraction is a subset of intelligence and an important component in problem solving. Consequently, Nash is able to more easily understand and solve complex, multidimensional problems. A sophisticated legal practice would be a natural fit for him, but more mundane practice areas may become boring over time. Abstraction is also positively related to emotional intelligence, particularly in the workplace. This allows him to better handle the challenges of working in a large law firm environment -- where issues related to emotion are often highly complex and thus may rely on strategic or complex, as opposed to simple or concrete, solutions.


Nash is highly resilient and exhibits a strong ability to handle rejection and accept criticism. This is an excellent trait for a law firm associate or junior partner as it allows one to endure the often rigorous demands of the job. It also helps a rainmaker cope with rejection and rebound from a 'no' to other potential work or pitches for another client.


Nash enjoys meeting new people. He particularly enjoys the thrill of advancing personal relationships, such as turning a stranger into a friend or a contact into a customer. He is motivated to hone the skills necessary to effectively communicate and collaborate with others. This desire allows him to develop multiple personal and professional relationships. Nash enjoys spending time and working with others, and can relate well working in both one-on-one and group situations. Business development comes naturally to him and will occur often as he goes about his daily life.

Four Styles of Working as a Lawyer

Thinking Style

Descriptive Phrases

  • Neutral predisposition
  • Skeptical but not jaded
  • Seek new experiences
  • Moderate creativity
  • Calculated risk-taker
  • Abstract thinker
  • Combines logic with instinct

Style Description

Nash looks at situations with an open mind, considering both the positive and negative aspects of an issue or transaction before deciding upon a course of action. His tendency to have no predisposition for being optimistic or pessimistic leads to a well-balanced approach to client situations. He tends to be somewhat skeptical, particularly when considering the motives of opposing parties/counsel. This is an important trait for making informed judgments in client situations.

Nash often seek new experiences. He rarely accept things 'as is' and instead tends to inquire further into people or situations to learn more. This activity can help identify problems or issues before they actually develop or appear. When approaching problems or situations, his first instinct is to follow a concrete, practical path whenever available. However, he is also capable of finding creative solutions when conventional tactics may fail. Nash is comfortable taking calculated chances or trying new approaches when the cost / benefit analysis is favorable.

Nash exhibits a strong ability to understand and solve complex, multidimensional problems. When he is first confronted with them, he can understand the complex concepts presented and then refine them into more concrete concepts for taking action. Nash, however, may find boredom in solving simpler, concrete problems. He appreciates the importance of using logic in most situations but is comfortable utilizing subjective reasoning and impassioned arguments when needed.

Working Style

Descriptive Phrases

  • Collegial
  • Collaborative problem-solver
  • Can perform with or without direction
  • Urgent taskmaster
  • Respectful debater
  • More sympathetic than empathetic

Style Description

Nash performs well as a teammate but can also step away from the group and continue to perform well on his own. Nash works well with a group or in a group setting - particularly for solving problems. He will tend to seek advice from others or form a consensus before settling on a solution to a problem.

Nash is able to get the job done with minimal input but will not resist direction or guidance. Nash believes task should be completed NOW and has an urgent desire to get things done. He successfully juggles multiple tasks at once.

Nash enjoys the challenge of convincing others but will allow them to maintain their point of view. He does not necessarily need to believe in the arguments he makes, but it helps. Nash is capable of intellectually appreciating another person's experience but is less adept at genuinely connecting with another's experience emotionally. He may not recognize more subtle aspects of communication.

Motivational Style

Descriptive Phrases

  • Goal-setter
  • Very self-assured
  • Resilient
  • Proactive
  • Diligent

Style Description

Nash frequently sets goals for planning purposes or for measuring personal or organizational success. For him, goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about the future, and for motivating himself to turn this vision of the future into reality. Multiple studies have shown that goal-setting has been found to be common among highly successful people. He is self-confident and able to take action without looking for validation from others. Nash exhibits a strong ability to handle rejection and accept criticism.

Nash frequently takes initiative on tasks without requiring instruction or supervision of others. A lawyer with strengths in this area will frequently recognize the need to complete a task, develop a plan for completing the task and begin executing towards completion of the task all on one's own. He tends to persevere through difficult circumstances in life and career. This is an important trait in the practice of law and especially for working in the large law firm environment.

Business Development Style

Descriptive Phrases

  • Unassuming
  • Client sympathetic when focused
  • Extroverted
  • Can listen well when focused

Style Description

Nash's preference is to 'blend in' with the group. However he can 'turn it on' when required to command a room or conversation with energy and attitude. Nash is capable of recognizing and understanding another's experience but does not always leave them with a genuine sense of having been understood. He can adjust his behavior based on the interpersonal situation but this requires a conscious effort.

Nash demonstrates both the ability and desire to cultivate new relationships. He relates well in both one-on-one and group situations. He particularly enjoys the thrill of advancing personal relationships, such as turning a stranger into a friend or a contact into a customer. He is motivated to hone the skills necessary to effectively communicate and collaborate with others. This desire allows him to develop multiple personal and professional relationships. Nash enjoys spending time and working with others, and can relate well working in both one-on-one and group situations. Business development comes naturally to him and will occur often as he goes about his daily life. Although Nash listens to others and may pick up the facts in a conversation, he may miss the subtleties and may be inclined to fill in any gaps with his own assumptions.

Legal Trait Analysis

Legal Traits Compared Against Attorneys Nationally

Both ends of each trait can be good, lower is not worse. Legal Traits are the traits from the Champions Assessment correlated with success in the business and practice of law.
Legal Traits give more information if you move your mouse over them.

Green band = Normal scoring range for attorneys
Blue line = Nash Adager’s score for that Trait
Yellow shading = Traits where Nash Adager is outside the norm

Prefers guidance
Client Empathy
Concrete thinker
Abstract thinker
Straight Forward
Ego Drive
Persuades when needed
Seeks to persuade
Ego Strength
Avoids Rejection
Group Problem Solving
Routine Pattern
New Experiences
Requires effort
Decision Making
Comfort w/ Risk
Prefers Guidance
Works Alone
Team player

Visual Type & Go-To Behaviors

Type Code: ENTP | Go-To Behaviors: Invent & Analyze | Jungian Functions: Ne & Ti

Visual Type with Go-To Behaviors


Look to the new and different ideas and explore many possibilities

Nash uses brainstorming, a verbal questioning to identify patterns that provide insight. If Nash looks to Invent as his go-to behavior for gathering information, he prefers seeking answers through brainstorming, identifying patterns and innovation. Nash looks outside the box for answers, seeking something new.

(This is where Nash starts when interacting with the world. The Primary or Dominant behavior.)


Decide based on logically correct or incorrect and evaluate the best approach

Nash uses an internal, logic-based decision-making process that focuses on what is correct or incorrect. Nash looks inside before making decisions, using his mind to create order, to organize and categorize information, identify anomalies, deduce probabilities and understand how things work.

(If the primary behavior is not enough then this is where Nash goes for answers)

What do the boxes represent?

These boxes represent the eight different introverted and extraverted mental functions defined by Carl Jung that determine your personality type of ENTP (eg. MBTI). We refer to them as Go-To boxes.

You use all eight Go-To boxes but we expect that you find certain ones easy and fun and others slow and tough.

Think of the box size as telling you how natural you are likely to find activities related to that mental function. The smaller the box, the more energy it will likely take you to do any related activities. The bigger the box, the more likely you are to get energy from doing related activities.

The largest box is your largest function or Superpower.

The boxes above the line are what other people see - they are extraverted. The boxes below the line are introverted and are below the surface.

If your main go-to box is introverted, your most commonly used mental function is invisible to others. If your main go-to box is extraverted, others cannot see your supporting introverted box.

Nash's largest go-to box is Invent: showing his strength of being able brainstorm new ideas, start new projects, think out of the box and find creative solutions to problems. Nash's supporting box is Analyze, which may be unseen by others unless he verbalizes his analysis of the current situation. What few people see below the line is how analytical he is when making decisions. Nash's other three top boxes - Now, Execute and Consideration - are drafted to support his Invent function, which he experiences as his Creative Storm Superpower.
Look to the present and immediate needs and explore what is currently available
Look to the past, traditions and what worked and focus on consistency
Look to the new and different ideas and explore many possibilities
Look to how things connect, the future and predict possible outcomes
Decide based on measurable goals and drive towards objectives
Decide based on logically correct or incorrect and evaluate the best approach
Decide based on people's needs and empathize with others
Decide based on ethically right or wrong and sync with individual values

Cognitive Superpower

Nash Adager

Creative Storm

Good Day

Good Day

Innovation Expert

Creative Storm
Good Day

Bad Day

Competitive Instigator


Type Code: ENTP | Go-To Behaviors: Invent & Analyze | DISC Code: I | Social Styles: Expressive | Interaction Style: Get-Things-Going

"I have this new idea."

Nash’s Superpower - Creative Storm

Creative Storm

Nash is able to generate endless ideas and connecting thoughts; which is what Creative Storm is all about. Neuroscience shows that the brains of those with the Creative Storm superpower are always thinking many thoughts; they are constantly flooded by many thoughts and ideas; often very unrelated to whatever is in front of them.

For Nash; being asked to brainstorm is both a pleasure and a relief; he no longer has to keep trying to slow down the infinite supply of ideas. Like lightning strikes; Nash's ideas jump from topic to topic; which can sometimes be very frustrating to those around them when this power is overused.

When Nash should be focusing on getting a task done; Nash's brain is instead coming up with new and different ways to approach the task. In an argument; those with Creative Storm are simultaneously playing devil's advocate for all sides.

Those with Creative Storm often find their mouth open blurting out an idea without any need to decide if it is good or not.

Career Planner

What it is:
Career success, personal satisfaction and overall fulfillment requires more than just choosing a practice area and setting with a high Satisfaction Score. Personality type plays a big role in finding a fit with any work environment and ensuring a good alignment between one’s strengths, values, type of work and work setting. This section details Nash’s natural abilities, core values and preferred work environments, including the cultural factors and management styles that will lead to a good fit.
Why it is important:
Poor alignment of one’s strengths and abilities to the work involved and the organization itself will lead to a miserable experience for all involved. The challenge is to find a career path that maximizes the use of one’s natural talents. Sounds obvious right? What makes this especially challenging is that in many higher-level professional careers, the type of work changes from hour-to-hour, day-to-day and week-to-week. A list of the natural talents and abilities common to individuals with Nash’s personality type is listed below; any new job, career or work setting that Nash is considering will hopefully leverage many of these natural talents and abilities.

Natural Abilities and Strengths for Nash's Personality Type

Type Code: ENTP

Nash's natural abilities and talents, when utilized, help him to perform better and enjoy his job more. Also, his success is generally more dependent on leveraging and capitalizing on his strong points rather than focusing on his weak point - it's his strong points and natural abilities that will bring Nash job satisfaction and success. Nash has probably already experienced something like this: When the work he does in his job or in school aligns well with his natural abilities, things start to go easier, move more smoothly, and he feels better about what he is working on or studying. The results usually come out much better. The opposite is also true, when the work he does or the subject he is studying is not well aligned with his 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 he does may be well aligned and some may not. If he can move himself into a career path where most of the work is aligned with his natural abilities, he 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
  • ENTP's 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
    The work allows you the opportunity to work with and meet a wide variety of people, rather than working alone most of the time
    The work moves at a rapid, exciting pace
    The environment and culture gives you opportunities to think through your ideas by talking about them
    The work involves theory and speculation
    The job is action oriented and provides for a wide variety of activities rather than being highly focused on a few tasks
    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 environment allows for freedom and flexibility and is loosely structured without too many rules
  • Nash's Core Values

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

  • Demonstrated competence
    Constant learning
    New challenges
    Being calm, emotion free
    Minimal repetitive work
    Rewards and recognition are for problem solving in creative and innovative ways
    The ability to work without much direction is appreciated
  • Environmental and Cultural Factors Preferred by Nash's Personality Type

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

  • Management allows people to be self-directed
    The culture appreciates fair but tough decision-making
    The environment and culture gives you opportunities to think through your ideas by talking about them
    The environment allows for freedom and flexibility and is loosely structured without too many rules
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