The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

6 Nov

My professor in INDIBEH gave us an project about “Personality Analysis” he required our class to watch this video and analyze the personality of Dr. Randy Pausch…

This was my analysis is all about….

Randolph Frederick “ Randy Pausch” (October 23, 1960 – July 25,2008) was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: “3 to 6 months of good health left”. He gave an upbeat lecture entitled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular youtube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller. Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

This video “the Last Lecture” it was great inspirational story to every person would like to watch this video. Randy Pausch was very nice and passionate person and very optimist also he value his time a lot like a budgeting money. He was brave man even though he was terrible sick no one say that or notice this in his appearance he can bravely say in front of his audience “ I’m not in denial am I’m a good health right now” its true if we only based in his physical appearance. Who can say that he had pancreatic cancer and 3 to 6 months left in his life, if we can see that he is in good health right now and have authority to share in all people his incredible story during childhood. Mr. Randy Pausch was done a great many things, this is for sure. However, not all of them have been admirable or good for all.

One of the most quote that I like is he say “It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to led your life,… If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you… In realization it’s not about how you achieve your dreams in life but how you lead your life in the right way.. There’s a lot of quotation that discussed in this story that could help us to have a better life, have could help us to be a better person. What if you’re the one in the situation of Randy Pausch, in the last 3 or 6 months of your life, how could you spend this in perfectly and awesome things?… What could be your final farewell lecture to everyone?

I analyze his (Randy Pausch) personality using the 16 Personality Factors, and this was the result,

Sixteen Personality Factors

Self – assured – Randy Pausch was confident in achieving his childhood dream and even though that he had pancretic cancer, we can never notice that after all by simply seeing his appearance.

More intelligent – Randy Pausch had an standard or rational thinking before do anything. He say that “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” By this quote he showed that in reality we don’t have a ability to change in what happened in our life but we have a choice to control it.

Out – going – Randy Pausch is sociable and friendly person, because in his second topic about the “enabling the dreams of other’ I can say that he concern to the dreams of other and willing to help his friends to achieve this dreams.

Imaginative – Randy Pausch was obviously an imaginative person because He worked and experienced being a Disney Imaginer when he create a Aladdin palace and many other fantastic world.

Experimenting – Randy Pausch was experimenting, he always trying new things out like when he wanted to be a zero gravity; He try to float his self over the table.

Group dependent – By finishing a project Randy Pausch was fine in work as a team. He know how to work very hard when there is a unity in the group.

Venturesome – Randy Pausch also a risk taker person because he love adventure specially when it comes in achieving his dream in life. He practice a football without playing ball.By his qoute say that “ It’s important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear”.

Serious – Randy Pausch was serious type of person in his life he cannot wasted his time for nothing , he always find a way to not to waste his time he value his time so much because according to him “Time is all you have. And may find one day that you have less that you think.”

I analyze his (Randy Pausch) personality using the MBTI model, and this was the result,

The Myers-Briggs type Indicator(MBTI)

Extroverted – Randy Pausch is extroverted type because, he feel deprived when cut off from interaction with the outside world and usually open to and to motivated by outside world of people and things and he enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships.

Intuitive – Randy Pausch was Intuitive type of person because he mentally live in the future always prepared to future possibilities. He used imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatically instinctual when negative situation comes in his life. He always make a way in finishing a project his memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts and connections. He say that “When we’re connected to others, we become better people”.He comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning.

Thinking – Randy Pausch was instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation. He say that “Never make a decision until you have to”. He’d also warn me that even if I was in position of strength, weather at work or in a relationship, I had to play fair. “Just because you’re in the driver’s seat, doesn’t mean you have to run people over. He naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished and he easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis, he say that “the lesson has stuck with me my whole life. When you seen yourself doing something badly and nobody’s bothering to tell you anymore, that’s a bad place to be. You may not want to hear it, but critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you, and want to make you better and lastly he accept conflict as a natural, and normal part of relationship with people.

Judging – RandyPausch was Judging type of person because when it comes in planning he wants all the details in advance before moving into action and he focus on task – related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on and he always work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines and he naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life.

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I analyze his (Randy Pausch) personality using the The big Five model, and this was the result,

The Big Five Model

Extraversion – Randy Pausch was high in Extraversion because his personality dimension describe as sociable, gregarious and assertive. He always tend to associate with others of one’s kind and always marked by or indicating a liking for companionship in his life.

Agreeableness – Randy Pausch was high in agreeableness because his personality dimensions describe as good natured, cooperative and trusting person. He cooperative in every tasks that he wanted to accomplished on time and he was a trusted person in his friends and colleagues.

Conscientiousness – Randy Pausch was high in Conscientious because his personality dimensions describe as responsible person, dependable, persistent and organized. He was responsible employee in his work and responsible husband to his wife and responsible father to his son and daughter and He was very persistent in achieving his goal in life no matter what happen he very optimist person and also he was organize person.

Emotional stability – Randy Pausch was high in Emotional stability because his personality dimensions describe as calm, self confident and secure. He was very confident in achieving his goal in life and also even though he has sick he was calm and secure in his life.

Openness to experience – Randy Pausch was high in Openness to experience because his personality dimensions describe as imaginativess, artistic, sensitive and intellectualism. He always willing to share to others his fantastic creation using his imagination and by his artistic ability he can create a wonderful ideas that comes in reality.


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