Nia Fia
Version 2.014

"The function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential."
~ Bruce Lee

my learning styles

 From bwjames:

Visual Learner:               10        
Auditory Learner:             5      
Tactile/Kinesthetic Learner:  0

Visual Learner:

A visual learner learns best when information is presented visually.  This means that the more the learner is able to see the information, the easier it may be for that learner to learn the information.  Some of the things a visual learner might need to use may be: textbooks, worksheets, written notes, maps, flash cards, diagrams, written directions, notes on index cards, notes on the blackboard, information on posters, bulletin boards, written outlines, graphic organizers (a kind of written diagram used for outlining or seeing relationships between concepts), drawings, and pictures.

A visual learner may prefer to study using the materials just listed.  The learner may prefer to use a highlighter (a light colored marker) on a page in a book, to highlight important information.  If this is not allowed as the learner does not own the book, make photocopies of the pages so that the learner may do this.  Another study method is to use flash cards for review.  Keep the flashcards neatly organized, by topic, in an index card box.

If the visual learner is presented with an activity that is not highly visual in nature, change the activity to accommodate the learner's needs.  For example, let's say the visual learner must remember the information presented at a lecture.  A lecture is primarily an auditory presentation (using hearing rather than sight).  An example of changing this activity to a visual presentation might be to get permission to tape the lecture.  Later, the learner would listen to the tape and transcribe the notes into written form.  The learner would then be able to study the written notes, which is now a visual presentation.  The learning method in this example, has changed from a purely auditory presentation, to an activity requiring visual input.  Some other ideas might include seeing if the learner is able to read about the activity before actually listening to the lecture.  Explain to the lecturer that you are a visual learner.  See if you can get a copy of the notes from the lecturer.

Now that you know a little more about your learning style, see if you can match or adapt activities to increase your learning success.

Auditory Learner:

An auditory learner learns best when information is presented auditorally.  This means that the more the learner is able to hear the information, the easier it may be for that learner to learn the information.  Some of the things an auditory learner might need to use may be: discussion groups, lectures, tape recorder, cooperative learning (where information is discussed within a group), directions discussed by the teacher before an activity is attempted, listening to books read to the group, books on tape, information put to songs, silly sayings that help you remember information (mnemonic devices), and recited poems of information.

An auditory learner may prefer to study using the materials just listed.  The learner may prefer to listen to study material on tape.  He/she may also wish to set information to music.  After singing the song that was created, see how much faster an auditory learner is able to retain the information.

If the auditory learner is presented with an activity that is not highly auditory in nature, change the activity to accommodate the learner's needs.  For example, let's say the auditory learner must remember the information presented in a textbook.  A textbook is a visual presentation (using sight rather than hearing).  An example of changing this activity to an auditory presentation might be, to get someone to make an audio cassette tape of the chapter to be studied.  The learner would listen to the tape a number of times.  The learner would then be able to study the textbook chapter, which is now an auditory presentation.  The learning method in this example, has changed from a purely visual presentation, to an activity requiring auditory input.  Label the tape and keep it in an indexed box.  This way, the tape may be easily located for future review.  Some other ideas might include teaching the learner to subvocalize.  This means to whisper quietly under your breath.  If a learner must glean information from written material while working in a quiet group, the learner may whisper under his/her breath, thus adding auditory input to a visual activity.  When working alone, the learner may wish to read out loud.  Teaching the learner to put information to music, poems, or sayings is another auditory method.  Sing or repeat study information out loud.  Notice how an auditory learner can remember every word to a song, but may have trouble quietly studying a few spelling words from index cards.  If the learner sings those spelling words, you will see a difference in the learner's ability to retain the spelling information, with less effort.

Now that you know a little more about your learning style, see if you can match or adapt activities to increase your learning success.





From Accelerated Learning:









From Richard Felder:


Description of My Styles:

( I only clipped applicable styles. Check here for full descriptions.)



  • Active learners tend to retain and understand information best by doing something active with it--discussing or applying it or explaining it to others. Reflective learners prefer to think about it quietly first.
  • "Let's try it out and see how it works" is an active learner's phrase; "Let's think it through first" is the reflective learner's response.
  • Active learners tend to like group work more than reflective learners, who prefer working alone.
  • Sitting through lectures without getting to do anything physical but take notes is hard for both learning types, but particularly hard for active learners.

Everybody is active sometimes and reflective sometimes. Your preference for one category or the other may be strong, moderate, or mild. A balance of the two is desirable. If you always act before reflecting you can jump into things prematurely and get into trouble, while if you spend too much time reflecting you may never get anything done.

How can reflective learners help themselves?

If you are a reflective learner in a class that allows little or no class time for thinking about new information, you should try to compensate for this lack when you study. Don't simply read or memorize the material; stop periodically to review what you have read and to think of possible questions or applications. You might find it helpful to write short summaries of readings or class notes in your own words. Doing so may take extra time but will enable you to retain the material more effectively.


  • Sensing learners tend to like learning facts, intuitive learners often prefer discovering possibilities and relationships.
  • Sensors often like solving problems by well-established methods and dislike complications and surprises; intuitors like innovation and dislike repetition. Sensors are more likely than intuitors to resent being tested on material that has not been explicitly covered in class.
  • Sensors tend to be patient with details and good at memorizing facts and doing hands-on (laboratory) work; intuitors may be better at grasping new concepts and are often more comfortable than sensors with abstractions and mathematical formulations.
  • Sensors tend to be more practical and careful than intuitors; intuitors tend to work faster and to be more innovative than sensors.
  • Sensors don't like courses that have no apparent connection to the real world; intuitors don't like "plug-and-chug" courses that involve a lot of memorization and routine calculations.

Everybody is sensing sometimes and intuitive sometimes. Your preference for one or the other may be strong, moderate, or mild. To be effective as a learner and problem solver, you need to be able to function both ways. If you overemphasize intuition, you may miss important details or make careless mistakes in calculations or hands-on work; if you overemphasize sensing, you may rely too much on memorization and familiar methods and not concentrate enough on understanding and innovative thinking.

How can sensing learners help themselves?

Sensors remember and understand information best if they can see how it connects to the real world. If you are in a class where most of the material is abstract and theoretical, you may have difficulty. Ask your instructor for specific examples of concepts and procedures, and find out how the concepts apply in practice. If the teacher does not provide enough specifics, try to find some in your course text or other references or by brainstorming with friends or classmates.

How can intuitive learners help themselves?

Many college lecture classes are aimed at intuitors. However, if you are an intuitor and you happen to be in a class that deals primarily with memorization and rote substitution in formulas, you may have trouble with boredom. Ask your instructor for interpretations or theories that link the facts, or try to find the connections yourself. You may also be prone to careless mistakes on test because you are impatient with details and don't like repetition (as in checking your completed solutions). Take time to read the entire question before you start answering and be sure to check your results



Visual learners remember best what they see--pictures, diagrams, flow charts, time lines, films, and demonstrations. Verbal learners get more out of words--written and spoken explanations. Everyone learns more when information is presented both visually and verbally.

In most college classes very little visual information is presented: students mainly listen to lectures and read material written on chalkboards and in textbooks and handouts. Unfortunately, most people are visual learners, which means that most students do not get nearly as much as they would if more visual presentation were used in class. Good learners are capable of processing information presented either visually or verbally.

How can visual learners help themselves?

If you are a visual learner, try to find diagrams, sketches, schematics, photographs, flow charts, or any other visual representation of course material that is predominantly verbal. Ask your instructor, consult reference books, and see if any videotapes or CD-ROM displays of the course material are available. Prepare a concept map by listing key points, enclosing them in boxes or circles, and drawing lines with arrows between concepts to show connections. Color-code your notes with a highlighter so that everything relating to one topic is the same color.



  • Sequential learners tend to gain understanding in linear steps, with each step following logically from the previous one. Global learners tend to learn in large jumps, absorbing material almost randomly without seeing connections, and then suddenly "getting it."
  • Sequential learners tend to follow logical stepwise paths in finding solutions; global learners may be able to solve complex problems quickly or put things together in novel ways once they have grasped the big picture, but they may have difficulty explaining how they did it.

Many people who read this description may conclude incorrectly that they are global, since everyone has experienced bewilderment followed by a sudden flash of understanding. What makes you global or not is what happens before the light bulb goes on. Sequential learners may not fully understand the material but they can nevertheless do something with it (like solve the homework problems or pass the test) since the pieces they have absorbed are logically connected. Strongly global learners who lack good sequential thinking abilities, on the other hand, may have serious difficulties until they have the big picture. Even after they have it, they may be fuzzy about the details of the subject, while sequential learners may know a lot about specific aspects of a subject but may have trouble relating them to different aspects of the same subject or to different subjects.

How can sequential learners help themselves?

Most college courses are taught in a sequential manner. However, if you are a sequential learner and you have an instructor who jumps around from topic to topic or skips steps, you may have difficulty following and remembering. Ask the instructor to fill in the skipped steps, or fill them in yourself by consulting references. When you are studying, take the time to outline the lecture material for yourself in logical order. In the long run doing so will save you time. You might also try to strengthen your global thinking skills by relating each new topic you study to things you already know. The more you can do so, the deeper your understanding of the topic is likely to be.

My aptitude report


You are an Animator

This means that you are gifted at visualizing which lets you 'see' objects in three dimensional space. This is accompanied with an 'eye' for detail.

During this test you were asked questions that tested you on 7 abilities which constitute a person's aptitude - Verbal, Numerical, Perceptual, Spatial, Technical, Acuity and Analytical. It was based on how you scored in each of these abilities that we concluded that your aptitude profile ideally matches that of an Animator.


Your Overall Aptitude Score
  Excellent, 5%   Good, 15%
  Above Average, 30%   Average, 30%
  Below Average, 15% Poor, 5%
Your Overall Aptitude Grade :
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Overall Aptitude Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Overall Aptitude
Your Overall Aptitude Score is arrived at by combining your individual scores for all the ability sub-tests. While it is a good indicator of your general intelligence it does not reveal the specific areas where you are exceptional, above average or those where you could do with some help.

Your Verbal Reasoning Score
  Excellent, 10%   Good, 19%
  Above Average, 28%   Average, 28%
  Below Average, 10%   Poor, 5%
71.43 *
Your Grade in this ability :
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Verbal Reasoning Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Verbal Reasoning
This strength is the ability to reason with words. This is often connected with literary careers but is also a very important attribute in those careers which involve the ability to find the right word at the right time. This may be the spoken word or the written word and is the single most useful strength in any kind of academic study.
Recommended Careers
author, copywriter, poet, salesperson, teacher, linguist, personnel director

Your Numerical Reasoning Score
  Excellent, 18%   Good, 25%
  Above Average, 31%   Average, 18%
  Below Average, 6%   Poor, 2%
57.14 *
Your Grade in this ability :
Above Average
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Numerical Reasoning Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Numerical Reasoning
This ability is similar to, but not the same as, mathematical ability. It is the ability to 'think' in numbers rather than the ability to manipulate them. There are comparatively few careers which require numerical ability alone; it is more often mixed with other abilities.
Recommended Careers
auditor, wage clerk, bank teller.

Your Perceptual Reasoning Score
  Excellent, 5%   Good, 14%
  Above Average, 30%   Average, 35%
  Below Average, 10%   Poor, 6%
50 *
Your Grade in this ability :
Below Average
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Perceptual Reasoning Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Perceptual Reasoning
This ability requires you to 'see' abstract information and to make sense of it. It is one of the cornerstones of scientific thinking. The stages of building concepts, discovery and proving theories all rely heavily on this aptitude. Thus it is a key to most scientific-based careers.
Recommended Careers
research scientist, laboratory technician, veterinary surgeon, dietician, hospital technician and similar science-based personnel at all level

Your Spatial Ability Score
  Excellent, 7%   Good, 20%
  Above Average, 23%   Average, 40%
  Below Average, 8%   Poor, 2%
82.14 *
Your Grade in this ability :
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Spatial Ability Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Spatial Ability
This is the ability which enables you to visualise a solid three-dimensional object when given limited two-dimensional information. It is the cornerstone of understanding technical drawings, layout and the relationships between objects in space.
Recommended Careers
draughtsmen, creative artists, hairdressers, photographers and designers.

Your Technical Ability Score
  Excellent, 2%   Good, 5%
  Above Average, 15%   Average, 48%
  Below Average, 27%   Poor, 3%
33.33 *
Your Grade in this ability :
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Technical Ability Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Technical Ability
This test reveals the naturalness with which you cope with the world around you. It has more to do with your basic reaction to a practical problem than your learnt response. You do not have to be 'practical' but you probably will be if you score highly on this test.
Recommended Careers
mechanics, lathe operators, maintenance personnel and assembly workers, engineers

Your Acuity Skills Score
  Excellent, 3%   Good, 8%
  Above Average, 20%   Average, 51%
  Below Average, 16%   Poor, 2%
94.44 *
Your Grade in this ability :
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Acuity Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Acuity
This is the ability to do routine tasks quickly and with great accuracy. It is one of the few aptitudes that can increase noticeably with practice but the results will give a realistic guide as to how 'easy' you find this kind of task compared with others.
Recommended Careers
clerical areas such as filing, typing and computer operating, quality inspection

Your Analytical Ability Score
  Excellent, 1%   Good, 5%
  Above Average, 19%   Average, 37%
  Below Average, 30%   Poor, 8%
50 *
Your Grade in this ability :
The pie-chart on the left shows a break-up of the general population based on their Analytical Grade.
* out of a maximum of 100
About Analytical Ability
This is the ability to make logical, factual connections and to impose a structure on what sometimes appears to be chaotic information. It reflects the ability to think quickly, confining you to the facts only, to solve problems and to deal with new ideas.

It is frequently combined with other aptitudes to indicate the direction in which this ability to think is going to be used. This particular test asks verbal questions as this is the most common way in which this ability is actually used at work. Reasonable verbal ability is required as well as `pure' analytical ability.

Recommended Careers
computer programmer, researcher or analyst

Comparison of your Abilities

Your Scores in this test
Average Score of the general population


Career skill set report


During "Discover your Career Skills" tests, you were asked various questions. Your answers judged where your abilities lie and what areas you need to improve in.
Score interpretation:
Total score for each skill is 12. You were asked 6 questions on each category.
All the questions had 3 options with different points per option. Your score for each skill is the total of those points.
A low score is between 0-4
An average score is between 5-8
A high score is between 9-12

Read on to find how much you scored in each category and what you can do to improve each of the six skills.



You scored 7 points.
Your flexibility skill can be best described as Average.
When it comes to adjusting to new situations you are not an easy person to look up to. It needs a lot of persuasion for you to give in. The ability to change directions quickly and to respond rapidly to changing conditions are traits that all bosses look for in their employees.
Let's be honest, changing directions and adjusting to new situations are not things you like to do. Basically, you are flexible, but you insist on endless discussions which conclude with other's begging you to adjust. Only then will you agree. Those who know you are familiar with your peculiarities. They treat you with the necessary sensitivity. Yet, why do you insist on all the ceremony? Make it easier for yourself and for others. In particular, be more flexible about minor matters.


Useful tips to enhance your Flexibility Skill:
||      Flexibility is the key to a successful career      ||
Quick reactions, spontaneity, and rich ideas are great qualities. Many employers want to hire people who can wear many hats or who are amenable to working unusual hours under a wide range of pay arrangements. If you're too rigid in your job parameters, there's a chance you might just cut yourself right out of any job. It's equally important to demonstrate flexibility concerning the kind of work you'll be doing. Early on, embrace as many kinds of tasks and projects as your employers can give you. The more you know how to do, the more valuable you'll be in present and future positions. If you are flexible you never get stuck in a rut in what you do or in your thinking. Changes don't frighten you. On the contrary, flexibility make life more exciting. If one path doesn't lead to your goal, you can try another one. You can improve your flexibility skill by practicing the following:
  • Embrace new ideas.
  • If your company is introducing some new technology immediately show interest.
  • People who have more information than others are always in demand and are often asked to be part of the decision-making process.
  • If you are persistent, the risk is that you won't notice whether or not you are on the wrong track until it is too late.
  • Be careful not to ignore innovations. Open your ears and discover what is going on around you.
  • Develop a little more imagination in dealing with details as well as in planning your professional future.
  • Before you start a new task, ask your colleagues or your friends what they would do if they were in your shoes.
  • Before each decision, think of two possible ways to proceed.
  • Write down the possibilities and then consider the pros and cons.
  • Leave your accustomed terrain, attend meetings that have nothing to do with your specialized field, take on a task you've never had before. This will broaden your field of vision.
However, flexibility can be both - your greatest strength and your deepest problem because it allows you to be diverted from your goal. Don't forget that results count on the job, and you only achieve these if you complete the work. Because you are interested in a thousand things, you are perpetually at risk for being side-tracked. Hence, you should learn to be more disciplined.
||     Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach     ||
Some proven ways to be more disciplined while retaining flexibility:
  • Create a schedule and put it in writing. List your goals for the year, for the month, for the week, and for the day. Take on only as much as you can truly handle.
  • Develop a system for your work procedures. Divide your jobs into those that are important and those that are not so imporatant, those that are urgent and those that are not so pressing.
  • For each task, establish an intermediate goal. Don't move on to anything else until you have reached that goal.
  • If you want to deviate from a plan, list the reasons for and against the change.
  • Be critical of new suggestions and ideas. Don't be afraid to stick to the tried and tested if they make sense.
  • Be selective. You can't have everything, can't take part in every meeting, can't be part of every ongoing committee.
  • Better to do one thing well than to do two things poorly.
Organizational Skill


You scored 6 points.
Your organizational skill are Average.
Your organizing skills are good but you lack that little something which could keep things under control. You certainly can organize well, but sometimes you lack the energy, and you would rather defer things until, at some point, you are overwhelmed by an urge to clean up. Then everything to be put in order, including reorganizing the filing system. 0rdinarily, this happens when you lose perspective. Otherwise, you try to take care of matter with as little effort as possible. And somehow, it always works.


Valuable guidelines to develop good Organizational Skills:
Organization is the process by which you determine whether you should attempt the task, work out the most effective way of reaching your target, and prepare to overcome unexpected difficulties with adequate resources. Organization eliminates stress, chaos and confusion. People who plan and organize their work days are more satisfied and take more pleasure in their job and manage their work very well.
If one is organized:
  • You can do the job with less effort, stress, and haste.
  • You can save time.
  • You make fewer mistakes.
  • You feel less pressured.
  • The quality of your work improves.
  • You are not a burden to others and are appreciated by ur team.
  • You'll qualify sooner for promotions.
  • You'll find it easier to forget about the job and enjoy your free time.
||      Entrepreneurs either get organized, or get crushed      ||
Some proven ways to be better organized in your job:
  • Place a bulletin board across from your desk and keep it neat.
  • Keep a large weekly calendar on your desk.
  • Keep a calendar with you all the time.
  • Use Post-It notes and markers with different colors for highlighting.
  • Make a checklist with all the matters you've finished and all the ones that remain unfinished. The best time to make your list is shortly before the office closes.
  • Use a tape recorder or a dictating machine to record spontaneous thoughts and ideas.
However, too much of organization can be very stressful. Nothing can excite you. After all, everything is planned, down to the smallest detail. But perfectionism can also indicate a fear of having to deal with unexpected events. You often react rigidly. But you should relax a bit and refine your talent for improvising.
  • Throw your habitual working patterns overboard. Your daily routine has little room for surprises. Therefore, try making appointments on short notice. Don't make every plan a long-range one.
  • Don't do it yourself under unnecessary time pressure by planning a working day down to the last minute. Which areas could benefit from a more relaxed management? Perhaps a somewhat less organized office will awaken creativity.
  • Instead of constantly running in high gear, you should curb your work speed. Regular relaxation reduces nervousness and stress. Self-help training could perhaps be helpful. Then you can face the demands of daily life much more relaxed.
  • Allow for unforeseen events, so that a telephone call or a short conversation with friends or colleagues won't upset your work schedule.
  • Free yourself of the idea that you are responsible for the orderliness of the entire department. That attitude is very stressful and wastes time.
  • Your sense of responsibility is simply too big. Don’t hesitate to speak with your colleagues about problems and how they could he solved. Then you will find it easier to accept ideas and advice from your colleagues.
  • A seminar about creative techniques could be helpful to you. It relaxes the spirit.


You scored 12 points.
You have excellent leadership skills and take up responsibility naturally.
You definitely possess leadership qualities. Your ability to accept responsibility naturally makes you an asset to the company. The boss can trust you completely in his or her absence. Even without instructions, you have everything firmly under control, and you think independently. Perhaps you had to take care of your siblings when you were relatively young. In any case, you find it natural to shoulder responsibility.
People like you normally go far. Yet, unfortunately, people are also envious of you. Therefore, even if you are given more responsibility, don't take advantage of it. Remain modest. Don't give the others the feelings that you think you are something special.


Ways to acquire good Leadership qualities:
Having a specialization, an area of expertise is important. However, it is just as important to be open to new development and be prepared to seize an opportunity. People who are able to do both will go far. Taking up responsiblity when everyone backs off can be a prime key for your career graph.
When you take up a responsibility, your main priority is to get the job done, whatever the job is. Leaders make things happen by:
  • knowing their objectives and having a plan how to achieve them.
  • building a team committed to achieving the objectives.
  • helping each team member to give their best efforts.
As a leader you must know yourself. Know your own strengths and weaknesses, so that you can build the best team around you.
||      Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works too      ||
Leadership skills are based on leadership behaviour. Skills alone do not make leaders - style and behaviour do. Leadership is without doubt mostly about behaviour, especially towards others. People who strive for these things generally come to be regarded and respected as a leader by their people:
  • Integrity - the most important requirement; without it everything else is for nothing.
  • Having an effective appreciation and approach towards corporate responsibility, (Triple Bottom Line, Fair Trade, etc), so that the need to make profit is balanced with wider social and environmental responsibilities.
  • Being very grown-up - never getting emotionally negative with people - no shouting or ranting, even if you feel very upset or angry.
  • Leading by example - always be seen to be working harder and more determinedly than anyone else.
  • Helping alongside your people when they need it.
  • Fairness - treating everyone equally and on merit.
  • Being firm and clear in dealing with bad or unethical behaviour.
  • Listening to and really understanding people, and show them that you understand (this doesn't mean you have to agree with everyone - understanding is different to agreeing).
  • Always taking the responsibility and blame for your people's mistakes.
  • Always giving your people the credit for your successes.
  • Never self-promoting.
  • Backing-up and supporting your people.
  • Being decisive - even if the decision is to delegate or do nothing if appropriate - but be seen to be making fair and balanced decisions.
  • Asking for people's views, but remain neutral and objective.
  • Being honest but sensitive in the way that you give bad news or criticism.
  • Always doing what you say you will do - keeping your promises.
  • Working hard to become expert at what you do technically, and at understanding your people's technical abilities and challenges.
  • Encouraging your people to grow, to learn and to take on as much as they want to, at a pace they can handle.
  • Always accentuating the positive (say 'do it like this', not 'don't do it like that').
  • Smiling and encouraging others to be happy and enjoy themselves.
  • Relaxing - breaking down the barriers and the leadership awe - and giving your people and yourself time to get to know and respect each other.
  • Taking notes and keeping good records.
  • Planning and prioritising.
  • Managing your time well and helping others to do so too.
  • Involving your people in your thinking and especially in managing change.
  • Reading good books, and taking advice from good people, to help develop your own understanding of yourself, and particularly of other people's weaknesses (some of the best books for leadership are not about business at all - they are about people who triumph over adversity).
  • Achieve the company tasks and objectives, while maintaining your integrity, the trust of your people, are a balancing the corporate aims with the needs of the world beyond.
||    A weakened sense of responsibility..    ||
||    does not weaken the fact of responsibility    ||

You scored 4 points.
Your creative ability is Very Low.
You are very responsive to what others think and seldom use your imagination. You rarely entertain unconventional approaches. People may see you as not so original.
You just don't like any form of artistic work. You have trouble sketching or even describing a dress that you recently saw. You are a practical, straightforward person, and you hate to lose perspective in your job. You don't believe there is such a thing as "creative chaos." Any form of disorder makes you nervous. That certainly makes you quite a reliable and ambitious worker.


Suggestions to enhance your Creativity Abilities:
'Creativity is the juxtaposition of ideas which were previously thought to be unrelated.' It is your ability to combine ideas in a unique way or to make useful associations among ideas.
||    Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes    ||
||    Art is knowing which ones to keep    ||
Creativity is not about inventing something totally new, it is about making new - synergistic - connections. You don't have to be a special kind of person to be creative - everyone can do it. It's not about who you are, it's about what you do. You just need to start looking for multiple solutions rather than settling for just one, and give yourself permission to be playful and inquisitive, flexible and versatile.
Psychologists call the activities associated with idea generation "loose associative thinking" processes. Associative thinking is not linear or sequential. It is jumpy. To invent new connections, the maintenance of uncertainty is important for a time. "Closure is a killer; it strangles associative thinking, in favor of arriving at an answer." Early in the process, leveraging uncertainty, riding it, and valuing it are critical to developing robust ideas.
Often the only difference between creative and uncreative people is self-perception. Creative people see themselves as creative and give themselves the freedom to create. Uncreative people do not think about creativity and do not give themselves the opportunity to create anything new. Although creative people come from varied backgrounds, they all seem to have one thing in common - they love what they are doing.
The good news is that creativity is a skill and a talent that can be learned and developed through practice. With this skill, you can dramatically accelerate your personal and professional growth. By sharpening your thinking skills and exercising your natural creative powers, you can multiply the value of your efforts and rapidly increase the quantity and quality of your rewards.
Tips to improve your creative skills:
  • Don't let assumptions stifle your capacity. Throw every one of them.
  • Discipline yourself to take time to look for alternatives. Stay open and generate as many as you can think of before deciding on one.
  • To get solutions, you must create an atmosphere where you and others are comfortable expressing new ideas (even if you make mistakes by coming out with bad ideas), an atmosphere where ideas are not immediately evaluated and attacked.
  • To open up true creativity, you have to shed inhibitions and move from left-brain - dominated by numbers - toward right-brain - the original thinking.
  • If you are working on a problem and getting nowhere, leave it for a while and let your subconscious - your depth mind - to take over.
  • If you are thinking along a certain line and nothing happens, stop. Analyze the problem again and see if you can come up with a new approach.
  • Break out of self-imposed limitations.
  • Look for wider solutions, 'think beyond the square'.
  • Think sideways; explore the least likely directions; abandon step-by-step approach and thinking 'to one side' and master the 'lateral thinking' approach.
  • Sharpen your brain - communicate and exchange ideas with other creative people as often as you can. This is useful not only for stimulating idea generation but also for giving you an opportunity to validate your ideas through professional colleagues.
  • If you are working on a problem and getting nowhere, leave it for a while and let your subconscious - your depth mind - to take over.
||    Ideas are like rabbits    ||
||    You get a couple, learn how to look after them,    ||
||    and pretty soon you have a dozen    ||
Team spirit

You scored 7 points.
Your team spirit is Average.
You are not much comfortable with working in a team. You are reserved which makes it difficult to get your opinion. You should realize that you need the full participation of everyone on a team for the company to come out ahead. Actually, you are a cordial person, but you need some time before you can open up to your colleagues. You don't talk much about your private life, and you prefer that others not do this either. In the team, you are rather reserved and think a long time before stating your opinion. You get along well with everybody, but no one is sure how he stands with you or what you are really like. That's a pity! Try revealing a bit more of yourself, of your personality. You will become more of a team member and feel better about your work.


Tips to inculcate Team Spirit:
Being self-reliant and independent is good but teamwork is as important in almost every business today. You must be able to listen to colleagues, but you must also know how to defend your point of view. Lone wolves don't have much of a chance. In every job you have to interact with people, supervisors, colleagues, customers, suppliers, etc. People who want to get ahead in their job have to be open to the needs of others without losing track of their own goals. A certain amount of adaptibility is just as important as the courage to swim against the current and do the job by yourself.
||    Teamwork is the fuel    ||
||    that allows common people to attain uncommon results    ||
Spirit is the defining characteristic of the high-performing teams, the trait that makes a team more than the sum of its members. It is the energy source capable to move your organization to a higher level of awareness, communication and effectiveness.
When you are working in a team its important to be liked by other team members, thus you need to learn that good relationships are a must in every profession. If you think you would rather do things on your own, you need to become aware of the fact that being part of a team is not an unreasonable demand and that teams often come up with better ideas than individuals do. Determining the best assignments for each member by taking account of their experiences, training and past performance. The right assignments align team members' skills and aptitudes with the goals, improving the likelihood of success.
  • Ask your colleagues for their opinions before you come to a decision. The more arguments you hear, the better prepared you'll be.
  • Delegate anything you don't have to do on your own.
  • Don't forget to give feedback to your colleagues, whether that is praise or criticism.
  • Take a journey of discovery within your company.
  • Make contact with other divisions. Executives know that people who want to look beyond their own desk are suited for more responsibility.
  • Take part in office festivities. Every once in a while, go out with colleagues for a glass of wine. As a general rule, outsiders have a harder time than insiders.
However, you also need to keep a check that working in a team takes away the individuality from you. So take care that you dont lose your personal touch in your quest to be a perfect teamman. Keep the following in mind:
  • You are so concerned with pleasing others that you always run the risk of being exploited.
  • Collegiality is important, but people who want to succeed have to be more than nice.
  • If you have a door, close it to indicate that you are not accessible to everyone.
  • How much do you do that is not part of your job. Learn to delegate.
  • Let others know if you don't agree with them. Workers should be competent.
  • Write down why you deserve a raise. If you can't think of anything, set new goals and offer to take on a job or task where you can shine.



5 factor personality test



It is obvious from the below scales that your personality code is . This code is matched to the personality profile of one who is 'independent'. You will notice that the 'C' scale has not been considered as although this affects your personality it does not alter it. Hence, in the below personality profile we have given how your personality would be affected if you have a 'C' score or an 'A' score.

You are independent.
You are suited to a career in which you can be self-reliant. Quite possibly you will want to follow your own urges and interests completely. If working with others, then you will like to have considerable independence. You may well show intolerance if things are not done your way, although you may be seen as somewhat casual in your responsibility towards them. Due to the fact that you operate to your own schedule and your own imperatives, it is often best chat those around you are not dependent upon you fin immediate support, bat that your contact or obligation to them is over a longer rime frame or on a more flexible basis. There is no doubt that you can make valuable, necessary contributions to a team. Indeed, people may think that they 'cannot do without you even tough you can be infuriating to work with at times. Your value often lies in the ideation and inspiration you can generate. You are probably best suited to a fast-paced sector where development and achievement are rapid.

'Where you are also (C) you will be something of a dynamic achiever. Be careful that you are not seen as someone who 'leaves the debris for others to clear up'. This can happen where you use your energy to make quick changes and then go on to the next task before setting up a structure chat will carry on after you. If you are (A) then you may find more enjoyment and satisfaction in having someone around you who is capable of applying a steadying hand to what you do. Someone who can slow you down or direct you to some extent may have its frustrations but might prevent you to from getting into desperate situations that could have been avoided.



Each of the below scales provides two descriptions depending upon whether your score on that scale ranges from 0 to 4 or from 5 to 10. Therefore, the five aspects of personality provide 10 descriptions in all. The first of these is the C scale on which, for example, you will be coded C if your score is between 5 and 10, whilst you will be coded A if your score is between 0 and 4. Again, if your score on the 0 scale is 3, your code letter will be S, and so on with the other scales.

C Scale (Confidence)
This is a general measure of how well you are able to cope with the various pressures and problems that arise in life and particularly at work.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
You tend to doubt yourself, wondering whether you can rise to new challenges. You are inclined to worry and may nor take on all of which you are capable. You question yourself and are reluctant to be in a position where you may give a poor account of yourself or let others down. For the time being avoid careers that involve uncertainty or continual, unreasonable pressure. Your caution acts as a sensible means of protecting yourself from worry.

Doing what you know you can reasonably manage or taking one small step at a time allows you to cope. It means that through the avoidance of risk you avoid making any great mistakes. You are more capable than you give yourself credit for. People see your talents more clearly than you and are surprised that you do not project yourself more confidently. This dimension is not a permanent state of mind, so if you find a way to become confident you are almost bound to find that the other dimensions of personality change too.

You are keen to take on those challenges that interest you. Even when these are difficult you are willing to have a go. You are nor put off by fear of failure and the odd set back does not embarrass you long. Look for a career that is 'open ended' in the sense of providing new or different opportunities, not necessarily a completely new job, but one that offers new, challenging aspects. Others may admire your approach to life, since you are so positive. You can be unrealistic, thinking you have the necessary abilities before you do.

Although you learn as you go along, you might have done better had you held back until you were more prepared. Your spontaneity will enable you to be a high achiever. You have a fundamental belief in yourself and what you can do that is entirely justified and you should have good fun in doing all of those things you want. With experience you have probably learnt that you can achieve even more through allowing others to be involved with you.

O Scale (Outgoing)
This is a scale that looks principally at the way you relate to people: do you want to be included with others a lot or a little? At the extreme you would want to spend almost all your time with others, whilst at the other you would want to work entirely on your own.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Your personality is 'introverted', that is; you reflect upon what is happening to you, mining matters over in your mind. You are self-reliant and come up with solutions to issues by using your own resources. You like your own company or that of just one or very few others. Choose careen accordingly.

It can happen that the contribution you could make is nor made apparent. You may be more talented than others, but what you can do is nor communicated as you are not seen as a leader.

Alternatively, people are surprised that you seem resourceful, but do not participate. You can be perceived as over serious or intolerant. On the positive side, certain individuals may have experienced your caring side, both introverts and extroverts who recognize something deeper in you. Although often slow in making acquaintances, you can form attachments that are long lasting.

With an 'extroverted' personality that is, one that goes out and is active in doing things. Naturally gregarious, you will particularly enjoy interacting with others and achieving with and through them. You will want a career that brings you into contact with lots of people so that you can use social flair to make contacts and influence people.

You may at times turn people off' through the sheer volume and power of your approach. You may be seen as insincere or manipulative. People may not immediately trust you as you appear to be over-friendly too soon or they suspect that you are 'out for yourself'.

Your social confidence is a great asset when it comes to coordinating or directing others. You are capable of arranging people and events. Because You have a talent for 'breaking the ice' socially you can effectively make contact with strangers and help them feel at ease and that they belong.

D Scale (Detailed)
This scale looks at the way you approach your work: do you focus upon order and structure or do you prefer to deal with matters in an impulsive and laissez-faire way?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
You have a casual style that can be described as disorderly and unfocused. You may be seen as unbothered or that you take on too many things at once. You may seem to be 'flying by the seat of your pants'. The career that suits you best is one where you can Focus upon ways of doing things the strategic or longer, wider issues, rather than immediate, concrete problems.

Those aspects of you that are disorganized can make life very difficult for those dependent upon you. You can be perceived as keeping a team back. You may be offended that people leave you out of their schemes, but this is probably due to the fact that you let them down in the first place.

Your relaxed approach enables you see the underlying structure or longer-term implications You can also display a relaxed and tolerant manner with others that encourages them to work with you, especially on problems that are connected with ideas and possibilities You can be exciting to work with.

In attending to what has to be done and approaching casks in an orderly way you cement your own and others' efforts. You are essential in making sure that matters are properly finished without untidy 'loose end'. You ensure that matters happen in the way intended so should look for a career in which you look at issues tactically, dealing with implementation of plans:

At times you can concentrate overmuch upon the orderliness of what you are doing to the extent that it really does not add any more to the issue. You may have 'overkilled' the issue or have ceased to 'see the wood for the trees'. People may see you as a little boring. They see you as holding them back due to the unnecessary small points you raise over minutiae.

Your careful preparation assists you in achieving often large and complex goals. Your orderlines can also permit others to find their own structure. You can often be seen as reliable and an essential member of a team without whom nothing would actually get done.

I Scale (Intuitive)
This scale measures a preferred style: are you likely to be guided by Feelings and impressions or do you like to establish evidence? This scale is not about creativity, although it has some correlation with a quantifying style versus an expressive one.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
You think through problems in a logical way. Where there is uncertainty you look for facts. You are reassured when you can deal with concrete and objective reality. You like to deal with things that are measurable and can be made self-evident You are suited to careers where the facts of the matter can be ascertained through measurement or through same means of agreed quality.

You may find that you have not developed some of the 'feeling side' of your nature. You may be perceived as unfeeling or even 'cold' because you appear to be overly focused upon numbers or 'things' and do not take emotions or values into account.

By being active and taking action where there is opportunity to create something definite you can be a real achiever. You can be particularly effective in producing something coherent or tangible that others can understand or apply in some practical way.

Your interest is in possibilities and the abstract. Conceptualization is more important than realization. You are sensitive to Impressions and can make connections between seemingly disparate events or ideas. You are often suited to a career where you have a guiding or advisory responsibility because you can see the wider implications, particularly cultural or emotional issues.

At times your thinking may appear to be 'woolly' or imprecise. Experiencing the truth of an issue yourself is nor the same as communicating it adequately to others so you need to- ensure that what you do is appropriated and actually wanted. If nor, you may feel hurt and blame others for your feelings of rejection.

Through your insight you may produce something that others experience as uplifting or magical, making an impact either through something you create literally or in the relationship you develop between yourself and others.

T Scale (Toughness)
This scale measures the degree to which your objectives are concerned with what and how people achieve externally or the impact upon them internally. The orientation is tough and materialistic, or sensitive and spiritual.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Your response to decisions and to events is to perceive the implications for people and their lives. You believe in the potential of people, wanting them to be induded and have responsibility. Your understanding of others' situations will bring out their best. You would enjoy a career in which you were able to support people and develop their potential, particularly in an organization where there is a commitment to involve people.

You may be seen as 'soft' or a 'do-gooder', so you are best giving help when it is asked for and refraining from intruding where it is not. It is possible to be unrealistic about people's intentions or to be 'taken in' and manipulated.

With the sensitivity that allows you to identify with others you can be the catalyst that assists them to give of their best. You can be particularly valuable as a motivator by instinctively recognizing what will make people fulfilled.

Your objective is to achieve efficiently and quickly. You may have a vision of what it is possible to achieve and your talent is driving to attain it against all odds. You are particularly goad at a career in a 'troubleshooting' position where immediate action is required to head off impending disaster. In such situations people are often willing to suspend the niceties simply in order to survive!

You can be seen as a 'rough' character, even as a bully. People may withhold information from you because they are frightened that you will dismiss or humiliate them, only wanting to 'hear what you want to hear'. Sometimes you hold on to a plan for too long because of stubbornness.

Your achievements can be outstanding when you are 'given your head' to do things your own way and where your decisions and methods do nor require countersignature or approval.

my career values

(from 7/31/2001


Your answers determine the importance that the nine career values have for you. The nine career values are Wealth, Service/Dedication, Entrepreneurial Creativity, Autonomy/Independence, Security/Stability, Power, Technical/Functional Competence, Social Relationships, and Status.

The graph below shows how important each career value is to you. After the graph, each value is explained in detail, in the order of its importance to you. At the end of the page, we explain ways you can further investigate your own personal career values.


Wealth is related to the importance an individual attaches to material gain. Making money is often the most important reason for working. A high income and earning ever more money is an important career value and it determines a person's career choices. For such a person, a high or higher income is an important measure of success.


Autonomy can be an important value. People who find this value important have a need for independence and want to be able to make their own decisions. It should not come as a surprise that these people often are, or want to be their own boss. Their career choices are determined by the degree to which they can work autonomously and according to their own rules.

Entrepreneurial Creativity

This person's main goal is to come up with new ideas or products. The important aspect of this value is being innovative. A procedural work environment that leaves little room for personal initiatives will be experienced as very restrictive. Creative people often prefer to work alone or in small teams.


Impressing others and prestige are primary motivators. This person likes being a member of a privileged group. Formal recognition of accomplishments is appreciated. They like to be looked up to. Status symbols, such as titles and official recognitions, are openly displayed. Making money or gaining power are not goals in and of themselves, but are more often just a way to obtain status.


These people like to be the ones pulling the strings. Power and influence are important aspects in their careers. They are driven by the desire to control or influence others, the environment, or the situation. In their career choices, the question of whether or not a job will give them more influence is the most important. They enjoy networking and to them, befriending or contacting someone new is often a way of gaining more influence.

Service/Dedication to a Cause

This person's most important value is the desire to contribute to the greater good. Based on personal values and norms, this person wants to "improve the world" or contribute to society in a meaningful way. This person will often set aside his/her own interests. Service-oriented people are driven by how they can help others.

Social Relationships

Social relationships are very important to people who find this career value important. Sociability and friendship are important reasons to have a job. There is no sharp boundary between work and private life. These people's career choices are driven by whether they will have or meet enough colleagues. How much they like their job, depends on the degree to which they can work with others and meet people.

Technical/Functional Competence

These individuals like being good at something. They are usually inquisitive and want to be perceived as the expert, the company's specialist. Specialists prefer to work on their own. Using their skills to meet a challenge is important to them.


For these people, long-term security is important. A job is seen mainly as a means to secure a pension and a mortgage. The level of income is seen as less important than the security of an income and being able to hold on to a job. These people often look at how stable a company is when choosing a job. Reducing financial insecurity is important to people who find this career value important.

Are there other career values?

Yes. In a sense anything you find important is a personal work value. The career values outlined in this test, however, make up the bulk of what most people find important. You can make your list as well. Think of additional things you like or ask others for their feedback. List what you are good at or what you hate to do. What gets you out of bed in the morning?

What's next?

You have learned about the possible work-related values that apply to you. Now find out if those values match with the job you currently have. Or do they fit work you think you would like to do? If they do, congratulations, you have a higher chance of being successful and happy. Do they not match? Here's what you can do.

Take a moment to rethink what you really enjoy doing. If you can, change your work or work activities. Do not let your work change you. If you cannot find the things you value in your work, perhaps you can find part of them outside your work. Either as a volunteer or in a hobby. Look for ways to combine doing what you enjoy in your free time.

Your values may also shift over time. If money and power are values you once appreciated, it may turn out that this is no longer the case. Younger people tend to appreciate structure and the people around them, whereas older people tend to appreciate self-realization and adding meaning to their lives.

Your test results are only a snapshot of what you currently think is important. At another time in your life, the results may be completely different. Think long term. Get feedback from others, explore the market, make a plan, and stick to it.


Visionary motivator

(from  7/31/2011


Here is your profile:

Your 4 Quadrant Style Guide

Left-Brain Abstract (Analytic):
Think in terms of facts, details and ordered information.
Left-Brain Concrete (Conclusive):
Think in terms of problems and quick solutions.
Right-Brain Abstract (Synthetic):
Think in terms of large, global concepts and ideas.
Right-Brain Concrete (Interactive): Think in terms of conversation.

Want to know more? See complete quadrants description here.


Communication Style

The Ultimate People Person

It is most essential that you recognize that you are a charismatic leader who loves to achieve at the highest level. Your creativity is getting other people to do what you want or envision. You are a realistic "Pied Piper" that everyone follows.

If you are on a team or doing a project, you are the spontaneous motivator and communication leader. Everyone knows and recognizes your energetic and enthusiastic direction. Your networking with others reaches far and wide. You are the ultimate politician.

Your manner is always extremely positive and confident. When everyone else is feeling discouraged, you provide an individual and group spark that rekindles inspiration and rejuvenates excitement to continue forward. Your threshold for positive leadership is extremely high. In fact, the worse the situation, the more you thrive on it. You're like a cat with nine lives.

Above all else, you love to interact with people. It doesn't matter how many people there are or at what level you're communicating, you do it effortlessly. Conversation has been extremely natural to you your whole life. If you're isolated from people for a long period of time, your energy's focus seems to become depressed.

Optional Thinking

The time when your energy's focus doesn't become depressed in isolation is when you are positively engaged in creative, optional and strategic thinking. It's here that your intuitive and analogical thinking process combines with some factual and logical thoughts to give you a new, holistic perspective on what you're doing or planning to do. When you share these conclusions with others, they usually are amazed at how you developed these dynamic missions and/or strategies. When you are presenting or explaining something that has been developed, your presence makes each person feel that you are personally addressing his/her individual needs.

Interacting with People

Yes, contact with others is more important than breathing for you. You can't live without it. When you walk down a corridor or a street, you're always greeting or stopping to talk to someone. People just love to talk with you about anything. That's because the positive energy that you give off during conversations develops an instant bond with everyone.

You have a wonderful sense of humor. When people are with you, they smile and laugh a lot. Whether it's telling a joke you heard before or sharing a spontaneous ad lib, you're naturally funny and entertaining. Your humor and ways of communicating are constantly creating situations that relax and motivate other people.

Even if you're not knowledgeable about a subject area under discussion, you come across as smooth and intelligent. It doesn't matter what conversations others are having or what topics they're discussing, you can join in without missing a beat. That's because you intuitively know people and what turns them on.

Your Learning Style

Conversations and dialogues provide you with the opportunity to learn best. It's during this repartee that you're able to ask any type of question: logical, analogical or just odd ones to serve your curiosity. One of the best ways for you to learn and to be motivated is to belong to a study group, particularly one that has members who are focused on the objectives and deadlines. The process of studying with these groups can provide you with the focus and needed detail to study and learn effectively.

Getting the Job Done

You usually don't like doing the details or grunt work yourself. In fact, you'll try to get others to do it for you. But, when that ploy doesn't work and you have to do it alone to meet a deadline, you'll concentrate, focus and finish what needs to be done. But, that's only after you've procrastinated until the last-minute. Then, when the tasks or project are completed, you'll want to celebrate this successful achievement with others!

You don't like to focus on details or facts without being shown the complete picture. A boring and stiff supervisor or teacher creates motivational problems for you. However, if straight facts and dry details are embellished by a boss's or a teacher's personal anecdotes or jokes, then these associations trigger your memory and motivation to work. Just memorizing or doing something, particularly if it doesn't have any meaning or pragmatic application for you, means that you have to concentrate and focus over a longer period of time than you usually like to do. But, again, at the last minute, you can do it.

Along with that, you are an extremely active person, moving quickly from one person to another, one group of people to another or from one task to another. You must always be moving, motivating and/or talking. That is why your favorite way of achieving things is through direct dialogue. You innately organize others and when push comes to shove, you can keep them focused and working by relating to them in many different positive ways.

The Bottom Line

Just remember, when the opportunity presents itself and it usually does, you are number one, not just in your eyes, but in the eyes of others. Also, remember what gets you there - your positive, open and creative communication style that makes everyone an important participant in your presence.

Communication Tips

People who have a predominantly Left-brain Abstract thinking style thrive on careful analysis of all pertinent factors before making any decisions. Their style is naturally systematic and detail-oriented, characterized by the pursuit of logic, predictability and discipline. They may appear distant and aloof at times, as they prefer to listen rather than talk. They tend to stick to the rules and stay within the confines of their orderly world.

When communicating with a Left-brain Abstract person, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • If you are able to engage them in conversation, don't be surprised when they provide more details than you might care for.
  • Because of their introverted nature, they usually don't like to interact verbally or personally with other people. When they do, you might find their passion for logical and systematic analysis to be ponderous or overly pedantic, but try to keep an open mind, as their conclusions could be beneficial to you.
  • In situations where you must collaborate on a project, their tendency to stick to the rules and take things seriously will help keep you focused on the task, even though you may feel constrained from your natural tendency to socialize.
  • They may appear distant and aloof at times, as they prefer to listen than talk. Don't take this personally or assume they're arrogant. Remember that they're absorbing and processing information that they may use to render an opinion.
  • They can be a valuable source of background or historical information, which you usually overlook. Allow them to take center stage for a change while you benefit from their knowledge and experience.

People who have a predominantly Left-brain Concrete thinking style are action-oriented and thrive on challenge. As movers of people and organizations, they enforce rules, focus on goals, meet deadlines, and demand immediate action. They typically avoid getting bogged down in details and want to go directly to the bottom line. They prefer short and easy action-items or conclusions. They are decisive people who want to get things done quickly and efficiently.

When communicating with a Left-brain Concrete person, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • You both tend to deal in the concrete here and now, but their emphasis is on actions and results, while yours is on people and interpersonal communication. This difference can lead to a clash in how you accomplish your goals.
  • You might find their communication style overbearing or even intimidating at times. Nevertheless, you can sometimes get them to shift gears to a more amiable, relaxed style that suits you both well.
  • When it comes to solving problems, they view feelings or abstract concepts as intrusions that prevent them from reaching a firm conclusion. Maintain your upbeat attitude, and your feelings won't distract them or become an issue.
  • They don't usually like to engage in small talk or use metaphors. They prefer to get right to the point. Watch for clues that they want to keep things brief.
  • At times you may feel they are pushing too hard to get you to make a decision. Despite your preference for spontaneity, you might benefit from their decisive nature. Listen to their suggestions with an open mind.

People who have a predominantly Right-brain Abstract thinking style tend to be visionary thinkers who look at the big picture and try to understand how things relate to each other. They are creative people who consider many options and abstract concepts when absorbing or presenting information and when making decisions. They tend to think before they speak.

When communicating with a Left-brain Concrete person, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • Typically, you can relate comfortably with their communication style, even though they may not be as naturally sociable as you are.
  • They value creative, inspirational options and can usually provide interesting alternatives that would be worth your while to consider. At times, however, you might find their tendency to go off on tangents somewhat disorienting.
  • With the tendency they have to procrastinate while they explore their options, you will need to focus your energies on taking action when you must collaborate on a project or make a decision.
  • You are both open-minded and feelings-oriented. If you give them a chance to open up and share their ideas, you are likely to create an atmosphere based on trust and good rapport.
  • Remember to be patient with their quiet, reflective nature; they may be thinking of other options that are more suitable for you or for themselves. Ultimately, they need to feel comfortable with how their decisions fit into their world.

When communicating with another Right-brain Concrete person, you are likely to experience the following characteristics:

  • You both thrive on interacting with people and being the center of attention. This may sometimes result in a bit of competition to be on center stage.
  • They can read other people very easily and use their intuitive skills to adapt effortlessly to changing situations. Like you, they are excellent at exciting and persuading others to follow their suggestions.
  • They can often encourage you to confide with them about personal problems or concerns you have. You're usually okay with this, as long as they aren't overly judgmental or critical.
  • They may come up with innovative or imaginative ideas that are worthy of your consideration. Their goal is to continually gain recognition and enhance their own image. Along the way, they can help you achieve the same results.
  • Since you both like to exchange ideas, the interaction can be both personally rewarding and productive.
  • They can sometimes seem manipulative in getting their way. While you might find their personal charm and charisma irresistible, don't allow yourself to be swayed in a direction that you know is not right for you.



Using the Analyzer style can create stress for you. Yes, you can use it for short periods of time as a learning or production tool. But, the longer you use it, the more stressed you become. Your energy-focus, which accesses this particular process, may be blocked sometimes. It's as if you have a blind spot in this part of your repertoire. You just don't like to have to use it as a primary tool. The following is what may create stress for you if used for more than short time periods:

  • Constantly asking the question, "Why?" and thoroughly examining the answers
  • Always being skeptical about your facts, thinking or learning processes before undertaking or doing something
  • Reaching a conclusion only based on thinking logically
  • Using only factual assumptions to reach detailed, action-oriented steps
  • Not expressing your opinions until they demonstrate an impeccable rationale


    my holland codes


    (from  7/31/2011


    Personality types and Holland Codes

    Dr. Holland did not say that a person is just one of these types. Then there would be only six types of people in the world. Instead, any one person can have interests associated with all of the six types. When you rank the types, starting with those you have the most interest in to those you have the least interest in, you get your specific Holland Code.

    There are some 720 different combinations possible, like ISERAC, AIRSEC, or CSERIA. Generally, however, only two or three letters are necessary to create a useful description, such as SC, IRC, or AIC. Such a description may apply to both a person and a work environment. By typifying both people and work environments with Holland Codes, we can calculate matches between them. This helps you assess a potential career or vocational choice.

    Your personality type

    You preferred 'Artistic' the most, followed by 'Enterprising' and 'Social'. Your six letter personality type is 'AESRCI'. Your personal preference is also shown in a graph below.

    Verdeling in cijfers:
    R 7
    I 7
    A 16
    S 9
    O 14
    C 7

    Your personal Holland Code

    Depending on how strongly you favor any specific type you can compose your own personal Holland Code. You do this by taking the first letters of the types you favor most. In your case, this is the letters A, E and S Your personal Holland Code then becomes either AES, AE, EA or even EAS.

    Your jobs

    Here is a list of jobs that fit your Holland code AESRCI. The list is only part of all jobs that fit your personality. You should use this list of occupations as prototypical examples. A total of 5 occupations are suggested based on your score.

    Occupation Tasks
    Architect Architects plan and develop designs for the construction and renovation of commercial, institutional, industrial and residential buildings.
    Socialphotographer Social photographers photograph portraits, weddings or other events. May develop negatives and produce finished prints.
    Floral arranger Florists design and make up floral arrangements for sale to the public.
    Journalist Journalists collect and analyse facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation. Report and write stories for newspapers, news magazines, radio or television.
    Display designer Window dressers plan and erect commercial displays, e.g. in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.




    right brained or left brained?

    After taking a few tests, I've pretty much concluded that I am right-brained; however, the intensity of right brain-ness depends on the test...


    Right Brain vs Left Brain Creativity Test

    Thank you for taking the Creativity Test. The results show your brain dominance as being:

    Left Brain Right Brain
    48% 52%

    You are more right-brained than left-brained. The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. In addition to being known as right-brained, you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the "whole" picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the "whole" picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist.

    Your complete evaluation follows below:

    Your left brain/right brain percentage was calculated by combining the individual scores of each half's sub-categories. They are as follows:

    Your Left Brain Percentages

      69% Linear (Your most dominant characteristic)
      34% Symbolic
      25% Logical
      20% Verbal
      9% Sequential
      7% Reality-based (Your least dominant characteristic)

    Your Right Brain Percentages

      73% Concrete (Your most dominant characteristic)
      44% Fantasy-oriented
      23% Random
      20% Intuitive
      18% Holistic
      7% Nonverbal (Your least dominant characteristic)

    What Do These Percentages Mean?

    Low percentages are common in the Brain Type Test and are not indicative of intelligence. Instead, medium to high scores (30 - 50%) are desireable, as they show an ability to utilize a processing method without an abnormal reliance on it. Special focus should be paid to highly dominant (50% or above) or highly recessive (0 - 30%) methods, as they tend to limit your approach when learning, memorizing, or solving problems.

    If you have Highly Dominant characteristics, your normal thinking patterns will naturally utilize these methods. Conscious effort is required to recognize the benefits of other techniques. Using multiple forms of information processing is the best way to fully understand complex issues and become a balanced thinker.

    If you have Highly Recessive characteristics, your normal thinking patterns naturally ignore these methods. You may only consider these under-utilized techniques when "all else fails," or possibly not at all. It is important to recognize the benefits of all of your brain's capabilities in order to become a balanced thinker.

    Left Brain Categories

    Linear Processing

    Linear processing is a method by the left hemisphere to process information. In this process, the left brain takes pieces of information, lines them up, and proceeds to arrange them into an order from which it may draw a conclusion. The information is processed from parts to a whole in a straight, forward, and logical progression.

    Your Linear Analysis

    You have strong ability in processing information from its parts to its whole in a straight, logical, and progressive manner. This process enables you to handle certain tasks easily, such as following and comprehending the lecture of a professor. When given a task you do not have to ask "why" but have the ability to jump right in and complete it.

    Symbolic Processing

    Symbolic processing is a method associated with the left hemisphere that is used for processing the information of pictures and symbols. The majority of functions associated with academics involve symbols such as letters, words, and mathematical notations. This process is what aids you to excel in tasks such as linguistics, mathematics, and memorizing vocabulary words and mathematical formulas.

    Your Symbolic Analysis

    You have the ability to process the information of symbols at times, but you may need to first view the real object before you can understand what you are trying to process. For example, in solving math problems it occasionally helps you to "draw out" the problem, which allows you to better understand it through visualization. At other times you do not need visualization to aid you in forming your answers.

    Logical Processing

    Logical processing is a method that is used by the left hemisphere to take information piece by piece and put it all together to form a logical answer. When information is received through reading or listening, the left hemisphere will look for different bits of information that will allow it to produce a logical conclusion. This aspect of the left hemisphere is what aids you in solving math problems and science experiments.

    Your Logical Analysis

    When processing information using this method, you may consider the information before you and produce a logical answer, or you may tend to go with your gut. You may discover that you can "guess" your way through S.A.T. questions about as accurately as you can deduce them. It is important that you nurture your ability to use logic whenever it is needed, but do not neglect other methods of processing information if you hit a logical roadblock.

    Verbal Processing

    Verbal processing is a method used by the left hemisphere to process our thoughts and ideas with words. For example, through verbal processing, a left-brained person giving directions may say, "From this point continue east for two miles and turn north onto Bellevue Road. Continue north on Bellevue Road for seven miles and turn west on Main Street". With verbal processing, exact, logical directions are given in a very sequential manner compared to a right-brained person who, in giving the same directions, would use more visual landmarks.

    Your Verbal Analysis

    You are not a verbal person. When you process your thoughts, you tend to use very few words, preferring instead to illustrate a problem or solution. You often find yourself in situations where it is hard for you to "find the right words." Upon reading or hearing new information, you must first create a "mental video" before you can process and understand the information of your thoughts. For example, when giving directions, you probably use many gestures with your hands such as pointing and leaning, and also refer to visual structures such as "a McDonalds" or "the big tree" instead of street names or exact mileage.

    Sequential Processing

    Sequential processing is a method used by the left hemisphere for processing information. The information that is received is processed in order from first to last. Information is processed in a systematic, logical manner. Through sequential processing, you can interpret and produce symbolic information such as language, mathematics, abstraction, and reasoning. This process is used to store memory in a language format. Activities that require sequential processing include spelling, making a "to-do" list, and many aspects of organization.

    Your Sequential Analysis

    You tend process information you receive without any priority as to which is processed first, last, or any place in between. It is difficult for you to learn or perform tasks involving sequence. For example, spelling is a task that involves sequence and you may experience problems remembering exact spelling or any type of rote memorization, for that matter. Creating daily lists and plans are probably not activities you enjoy. If you are having problems with tasks involving sequence, there are methods you can use to improve your skills. One method involves using colors to learn sequence. You assign a color to each task. For example, you may want to make the first step green, the second step blue, and the last step red. This helps because the right side of the brain, your dominant side in this case, is sensitive to colors. The important thing to remember is that consistently using the same sequence will help you both improve and recognize that this strategy can be used in many different circumstances involving sequence.

    Reality-based Processing

    Reality-based processing is used by the left hemisphere as a method for processing information with a basis on reality. This processing tool focuses on rules and regulations. An example of this would be how a left-brained person would completely understand the repercussions of turning in a late assignment or failing a test. A left-brained person also usually easily adjusts to changes in their environment.

    Your Reality-based Analysis

    The information you process may lack a basis on reality, but it does open the door to creativity. You do not show much focus for rules and regulations and do not adjust well to change in the environment. In fact, upon experiencing change in the environment, it spurs you to try to change it yourself instead of adjusting to it. Whenever you become emotionally involved in project you are more likely to learn and succeed.

    Right Brain Categories

    Concrete Processing

    Concrete processing is a method associated with the right hemisphere that is used for processing things that can be seen or touched. It processes much of the information you receive from real objects. For example, a right-brained person is not just satisfied that a mathematical formula may work, but will want to know why it works. A strongly concrete person often finds it easier to solve a mathematical problem by "drawing it out" because it allows them to visualize it. The more a concrete person can visualize something the easier it is for them to understand it.

    Your Concrete Analysis

    You are strong in concrete processing. When you process information about things that can be seen or touched you show great comfort. But when contemplating something without concrete form, you may have difficulty, and attempt to understand what is trying to be processed in visual terms. For example, if solving a math problem, it would help you to "draw out" the problem and visualize it. Only after visualization, would you feel comfortable solving it.

    Fantasy-oriented Processing

    Fantasy-oriented processing is used by the right hemisphere as a method for processing information with creativity. It focuses much less on rules and regulations than the processing method of a left-brained person. Due to the fantasy-oriented processing mechanism of a right-brained person, they do not adjust well to change. Instead of adapting to the change in the environment, a right-brained person attempts to change it back to the way they liked it. But fantasy-oriented processing also provides the advantage of creativity to right-brained individuals, and since emotion is integral of the right side of the brain, anything a fantasy-oriented person becomes involved in emotionally will aid their ability to learn.

    Your Fantasy-oriented Analysis

    You have the ability to use both creativity and reality to process the information you receive. This is a unique gift that allows you to both focus on rules and regulations but to also act with creativity. You are able to adjusting to change, even though you might not like it, and you can become emotionally involved in your work if it interests you.

    Random Processing

    Random processing is a method used by the right hemisphere for processing information. The information that is received is processed without priority. A right-brained person will usually jump from one task to another due to the random processing by their dominant right hemisphere. Random processing is, of course, the opposite of sequential processing therefore making it difficult for right-brained individuals to choose to learn in sequence. In order to overcome this, a right-brained person may want to attempt to learn sequence by using colors since the right hemisphere is sensitive to color. For example, you may want to associate the first step with green, the second step with blue, and the last step with red. Consistently using the same sequence will allow you to see that this strategy can be applied to many tasks involving sequence.

    Your Random Analysis

    You tend to not process data randomly, preferring instead to follow a systematic, logical order from first to last. You have difficulty making "leaps of logic" which prevents you from making unique discoveries, or adapt to change during your thinking process.

    Intuitive Processing

    Intuitive processing is a method that is used by the right hemisphere to process information based on if it "feels" right or not. For example, a right-brained person may choose an answer on a test because they had a "gut" feeling and often they will be correct. Another example of this is how a right-brained person will know the correct answer to a math problem but will not understand the procedure of how they arrived at the correct answer. A right-brained person will usually have to start with the answer and work their way backwards in order to be able to see and understand the parts and process that create the whole.

    Your Intuitive Analysis

    When you process information using this method, you do not rely on "gut" feelings but take the information and put it together piece by piece to form your conclusions. You often look at all of the different bits of information before piecing together your solution. You probably excel in such tasks as solving math problems and performing science experiments, because the intuitive method is not needed.

    Holistic Processing

    Holistic processing is a method used by the right hemisphere to process information. The information is processed from whole to parts. A right-brained person, through holistic processing, is able to see the big picture first, but not the details that accompany it. A strongly holistic person may often find that prior to listening to a lecture given by an instructor, they must first read the chapter so that they better understand what the lecture is about. This function is also what provides to you your visual spatial skills. It also aids in tasks such as dancing and gymnastics. Through holistic processing, memory is stored in auditory, visual, and spatial modalities.

    Your Holistic Analysis

    You have difficulty seeing the whole picture, especially at the beginning of a project. You tend to process information you receive from its parts to its whole in a straight, progressive manner. When given a task, you tend to not bother asking "why," but instinctively are able to do it.

    Nonverbal Processing

    Nonverbal processing is a method used by the right hemisphere to process our thoughts with illustrations. Reliance on this method is why it is occasionally difficult for right-brained people to "find the right words" in certain situations. A right-brained person cannot just read or hear information and process it, but first must make a mental video to better understand the information they have received. For example, through nonverbal processing, a person giving directions may say, "Continue going straight until you see a big, red-brick courthouse. At the courthouse turn right, and go down that street for a couple of miles until you se a gray stone church which will be on your right. Straight across from the church is the road to the left you need to take." With nonverbal processing, the directions that are given are extremely visual compared to the exact, sequential directions that would be given by a left-brained person.

    Your Nonverbal Analysis

    You have little ability in nonverbal processing. When you process your thoughts and ideas you mainly use words instead of illustrations. For example, if you were giving directions you may say, "Continue traveling west for 3 miles and turn north at the intersection." You would give exact, logical directions in a very sequential manner.





    You Are 15% Left Brained, 85% Right Brained
    The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
    Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
    If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
    Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

    The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
    Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
    If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
    Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

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    Best Occupational Category

    You're a CREATOR


    Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

    These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

    Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

    Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

    Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

    2nd Best Occupational Category

    You're an ORGANIZER


    Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

    These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

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    college major ideas



    Major: Marketing

    Northwestern University Library

    When Barbie first came onto the scene in 1958, she was unique. Unlike the other dolls on store shelves, Barbie was no child. And playing with her, young girls for generations have acted out visions of their future. Barbie is more than just a plastic doll; she's a fantasy.

    As Barbie shows, when people make a purchase, they buy more than a product or service. They also buy something that's harder to put your finger on. Marketing majors learn how to discover the special something that people want and how to convince them that their product has it.

    Marketing majors learn how to create and sell new products and services in ways that will build a large and loyal group of customers.

    Marketing is a dynamic field that combines both creative ability and analytical skills. 

    Debbie Thorne McAlister, Chair, Department of Marketing,
    Texas State University, San Marcos


    Major: Selling Skills and Sales Operations

    Students in this major prepare for work as sales representatives and sales managers. They learn how to promote a product directly to a customer. Topics of study include psychology, public speaking, and professional ethics.





    career aptitude tests

    My Aptitude Test Results

    Advertising & Marketing

    A good marketer understands how to appeal to people's wants and needs. They look for the human connection in everyday items and situations. They are part psychologist, part politician and part creative director.

    Many advertising and marketing jobs rely on energetic people who speak a language of passion and emotion. But alongside how they speak, marketers also must be able to listen to what people and clients tell them to be more effective. This is because most marketing and advertising is a negotiation between the advertiser and the buyer.

    Advertisers and marketers are naturally competitive people that love ideas and narratives as much as they love giving people what they want and need. Not only do marketers work with clients and buyers, but they work with many different types of people from different industries every day, so it's a good idea to possess a versatile personality. In other words, if you're thinking of being in advertising, you should at least enjoy meeting and working with people.

    Does this sound like something you could do? Let us help you find a school near you that offers degrees in Advertising and Marketing!



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    Job Test result

    Job Test: What Job is Right for You?

    Are you looking for the right job? What job level is right for you? This Job Test shows you what to look for. The Job Test: what's your future job?

    Your Result


    You should look for a Sales job. If you are good with people and have a persuasive personality, you can be a salesperson. Now you just need to find a product and/or company you can get behind. You don't need a lot of experience, but having a lot of good connections certainly does help.


    I'm a diagonal thinker

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    The Big Picture Person



    Your Result

    The Big Picture Person

    Your career personality type is The Big Picture Person. You likes conceptualizing a project and enjoy debating with others. You get your best ideas when you have someone to bounce them off of, and you feel most comfortable when you feel you have a handle on the future of your work.


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    The Circle-Squiggle Combination

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    You are a rare person who is equally comfortable working alone and participating in teamwork projects.

    Your role on a team is twofold: you are the catalyst who encourages others to participate, and you are the idea personwho loves to brainstorm. If a team is lucky enough to include you, they will both enjoy the experience and develop creative solutions to their problems.

    Since you are primarily a right-brained thinker, you see the "big picture" and are more interested in "Why" than in "How". You are not detail-oriented; you are conceptual, creative, and intuitive. You are a change agent, not a maintainer. You get bored doing repetitive, routine work. You need variety in your work that allows you to "switch gears" often.

    Your natural tendency is to be friendly and caring toward others, and you will always give others a second chance. However, when someone lets you down enough times, you finally will "write them off." You have particular difficulty with slow thinkers and those who will not make decisions without thorough analysis. (You must curb your natural dislike of Box people.) This is because you are bright, a quick-thinker and a very spontaneous person. When you see a solution, you want to run with it. Others seem to slow you down.

    You are often disappointed in colleagues, but you try your best to disguise your feelings. You are an excellentcommunicator and you have the ability to motivate others to do their best. You are a natural born teacher and mentor. Under your tutelage, students will flower.

    Talking straight... 
    At work: You bring sunshine into any workplace! You are well liked, positive, and have an almost childlike need for play and fun. However, you are very disorganized and have difficulty with deadlines and details. Your follow-up skills are non-existent. Your office looks like a hurricane hit it; papers are strewn all over the floor. You abhor paperwork, rules, and regulations. You are a knowledge worker, not an administrator.

    You will have difficulty in a traditional management position and are best suited to high-level project team leadership. You are more a leader, than a manager. You like to make a mess and have someone else clean it up. You would thrive in an academic setting with bright colleagues and little administrative responsibility. You need to work on self-discipline and financial management.

    At leisure: You need loving friends around you. You have strong social needs and enjoy being the "Life of the Party." You are the first one up on the stage at the Karaoke Bar. You are a born entertainer. Your sense of humour is excellent, but tends to the "weird" side. You sometimes embarrass your friends. In an ideal world, you would not have to work at would just play all day.

    Your hobbies are numerous, diverse, and constantly changing. You are not athletic (somewhat clumsy, in fact) and prefer group activities and mind games. You enjoy science fiction and your musical tastes run to the unusual, offbeat counter-culture groups. You love the theatre. Your personal style is eccentric; you often wear clothing that doesn't match. You prefer large patterns and t-shirts with political commentary on the front. You like to make a statement.

    Today's TIP!... 

    Set a personal goal to GET ORGANIZED! You're driving everyone crazy! Clean up your office, meet at least one deadline, and, then, invite everyone to party after work to celebrate what you accomplished today! 

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    Thinking Styles

    from  (2/6/12)

     Although, no explanation is given of the scores -- you do get a score. 

     I'm a PRAGMATIST followed by an ANALYST followed by an IDEALIST.



    Multiple Intelligences

    from  (2/6/12)


     My Top Intelligences

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    Linguistic - Word Smart 

    You may be word smart. You will enjoy reading, writing and talking about things. This is sometimes called being Linguistic smart.


    Interpersonal - People Smart 

    You may be people smart. You will like to mix with other people and you will belong to lots of clubs. You like team games and are good at sharing. This is sometimes called being Interpersonal smart.


    Intrapersonal - Myself Smart 

    You may be myself smart. You will know about yourself and your strengths and weaknesses. You will probably keep a diary. This is sometimes called being Intrapersonal smart.


    Visual/Spatial - Picture Smart 
    You may be picture smart. You will be good at art and also good at other activities where you look at pictures like map reading, finding your way out of mazes and graphs. This is sometimes called being Visual/Spatial smart.


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