The MAC Action Indicators

Insightful Assessments for Personal Empowerment for Teenagers and
Young Adults

by Jean D'Arcy Maculaitis, Ph.D.
© 1999, 2004, 2007 & 2012

TTWENTY-THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING, THE STATE-OF-THE-ART PROFILE (AKA MAC ACTION INDICATORS: INSIGHTFUL ASSESSMENTS FOR PERSONAL-EMPOWERMENT FOR TEENAGERS & YOUNG ADULTS) contains a series of pro-active and powerful self-access personal assessments specifically designed for learners/readers between the ages of approximately 12 and 25.

The Profile is not about recalibrating your outlook or your intellect. Rather, it is about helping you build on your strengths, compensate for your weaknesses, and derive the greatest benefit from your particular way of seeing and being in the world. The Profile will not and should not transform you into another person. Rather, it will help you be the best you can be: intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. The Profile feels transformative; its objective is to help you rediscover and reclaim your authentic inner self.

User-friendly, The Profile provides a plethora of potent and compelling sociological, historical and pedagogical data, statistical and non-statistical, to exhort and encourage the target population and their respective families, friends, schools, neighbors, teammates, co-workers, and the like, to take mindful, appropriate and purposeful action, when necessary.

Instead of merely gathering vital data about a person in bits and pieces, as has heretofore been the case in most instances, the more comprehensive MAC ACTION INDICATORS allows an in-depth, significantly fuller analysis of the individual in question so that a multi-faceted self-profile emerges, one which clearly highlights and explains a number of that individual’s specific academic, as well as personal strengths, weaknesses, behavior commonalities, belief systems, career potentials, relationship matches, and the like.

By working through the sundry assessments at one’s own pace and in privacy and by applying the findings of this dynamic personal profile in a guided manner, one can readily look back at one’s life as it has been, look forward to one’s life as it can become and look inward at the Self as to where one is now “in the moment”—or out of it. Your results are to be shared with Dr. Mac and recommendations will be made, if necessary. Plans for your personal program will be formulated, as well.

In the case of the self-empowering MAC ACTION INDICATORS, the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts.

In its most current edition, The Profile contains these nine evaluative tools:

  • Long-Term Mathematics Issues for Young Adults and Adults
    Discover if/why you suffer from "math phobia." Liberate yourself from the anxiety of reading-based math questions and tests and solve more everyday math problems with greater facility and ease.
  • MAC Core Beliefs Questionnaire
    Come to terms with your honest feelings about various aspects of your academic experience, to date. From tests to quizzes—the good, the bad, and the ugly—work from your past to the future you want and deserve.
  • MAC Stuff Happens Rating Sheet for Teens and Young Adults
    Reflect upon your life experiences and see the ways, positive and negative, in which those experiences have affected your thinking and decision-making, as well as their possible effect on your present and future health and well-being. Honor the importance of those experiences while concurrently regaining autonomy and control over the path of your life.
  • MAC Diagnostic Checklist for Visual & Auditory Difficulties
    Your visual and aural comprehension issues not only may be rooted in your brain but also in your eyes and/or in your ears. With proper and prompt diagnosis and treatment of your eyes and ears by cognitive (behavioral) eye/ear specialists, you may find yourself experiencing the world with more clarity than you ever dreamed possible. Find out how you may benefit from this easy life-changing and cost-effective medical intervention. Take action today and your confidence, comprehension, grades and test scores will start to soar tomorrow.
  • MAC Learning Style Pathway Rating Scale
    Find the learning style you are "hard-wired" to prefer. Learn to maximize your performance in situations that favor that style, as well as how to cope more successfully with situations favoring other styles. Using your entire brain improves virtually every aspect of your life.
  • MAC Rating Scale of Hemispheric Mode Preference
    Identify your natural preferences in the style and manner in which you work and learn. Translate those natural tendencies into revealing indicators of the way your brain functions best. Career implications abound.
  • MAC Informal Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Questionnaire
    Recent innovations in diagnosis and treatment have empowered students with even severe AD/HD to succeed in school and at work. This informal personal survey will help you determine whether professional intervention will assist you in overcoming any AD/HD issues and maximizing your true potential. A list of exciting lucrative careers for those with AD/HD is also provided, as well as a list of numerous positive aspects of having AD/HD.
  • Who Am I? Personality Types A, B, C, F, H & T and Behavior Descriptors
    Determine your personality "type." Understand how the way in which you talk, think, and act fits within the broader context of that particular type. You may even be a combination of two different personality types. How exciting! This information may also help to explain your signature words and behaviors. Learn what careers best complement your personality.
  • May I Have Your Order: Birth Order as a Powerful Personality Indicator
    Learn how birth order shapes the dynamics of your family and your many relationships. Use this fascinating and immediately useful knowledge to recognize and modify situations in which birth order may dictate the way in which you engage others and the world around you. Viable career possibilities are also presented for your consideration.