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Narrative Output
of MAPP Assessment

Niret Grobler

This MAPP™ narrative is a part of all complete assessments, Niret. Your responses to the MAPP™ assessment are truly unique. We’ve processed and interpreted them to reveal your true motivations.


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In this sample section MAPP presents 10 of the top 20 career areas that match your motivations. When you are searching careers or being considered for jobs, this list of top careers should be given serious consideration. All MAPP Packages present your top 10 career areas as well as more job matching capabilities.

1 Accounting, Auditing: analyze, compare, report 1
2 Craft Management: plan, oversee craft activities 1
3 Translating/Editing: language, format, composition 1
4 Title and Contracts: find, examine, confirm 1
5 Information Processing: gather, verify, send, file 1
6 Classify, File: clerical detail, forms, filing 1
7 Appraise/Investigate: assess, evaluate, measure 1
8 Secretarial: clerical; minor executive assignments 1
9 Industrial Engineering: plan, direct, install, erect 1
10 Systems Engineering: research, design, develop, apply 1

 Art Work: creative expression, ideas; paint, draw



 Surgery: manual/instrumental operation/correction



 Technical Writing: logic, terminology, explanation



 Sort, Inspect, Measure: quality, tolerance, value



 Costuming, Tailoring, Dressmaking: artistic textile crafts



 Corresponding: prepare, edit, send communications



 Industrial Training: systems, processes, machines



 Computing and Related Recording: numerical problems



 Inspecting, Stock Checking: inventory, verify, store



 Artistic Restoration: detail, precision; restore


Narrative Interpretation

(Those tasks you want to perform)

The Interest section identifies the ideal job content for you by identifying your motivations and preferences, called Worker Traits. These traits are listed in order of priority. Typically, what one wants to do is that which he/she is most likely to do and do it often enough (including training for it) to transform the raw interest into real skills, and then, to stay on that job. The Interest section of your MAPP report outlines your preferences toward work in relation to people, creativity, social activities, routine, tools, equipment and more. The Interest section is the first glance of your top motivators. Each section thereafter will inter-relate and you will begin seeing themes about the types of tasks and work that you prefer.

Niret prefers to be socially independent. This allows and often encourages activities that do not require or permit, association or interaction with others during projects, shifts, or extended periods of time. Emphasis is not on what Niret is doing, but that it is willingly or intentionally apart from others. This trait, by itself, does not imply or suggest antisocial or selfish attitudes. It only identifies social independence for vocational or recreational activities. Scientists, engineers, persons engaged in agricultural vocations, and night-shift service workers that were rated often include this preference.

Niret is most likely emotionally and sentimentally attached to the familiar, thus typically prefers routine, organized, and methodical procedures in all life activities. This indicates a resistance to, and quite possibly negative feelings toward, sudden or unannounced major changes. This is true even if provided more time, or exposure to the possibility or need of the change, Niret would accept or even desire such changes. When attachment to the familiar is strong, it is appropriately called the "homestead" trait, best described in the old cliche "Happiness is sleeping on your own pillow". Such routine activities can be mental, administrative, machine-paced, sensory/physical, etc.

Once Niret has begun an activity, a priority (perhaps the highest motivational factor) is to get it done, reach the goal, get a grade, produce a finished product, get the prize, etc. Self-satisfaction is tied directly to completed achievement. Pride is taken in setting the target, pace, and/or schedule for almost all activities. Motivational levels drop and Niret can actually become frustrated, even stressed, when achievement is interrupted, terminated, rescheduled, or given a lower priority, thus delaying or preventing success in reaching the self-set or self-known goal. This is a major motivation or incentive common to self-employed persons, persons selling for commissions, and/or persons engaged in competitive activities.

Preferences for Niret fully support being perceptually, subconsciously, and consciously aware of fantasy, symbols, symbolic relationships, abstract ideas, options, and choice of options as they relate to creative or innovative activities. Perception triggers ideas in Niret's mind, a process that just happens - a process often called intuition. It is not a conscious effort to logically "come up with" creative ideas; instead, the process is best identified with the statement that "a thought struck me." A quote by Carl Jung probably makes complete sense to Niret: "Art is innate in the artist, like an instinct that seizes and makes a tool out of the human being. The thing in the final analysis that wills something in him is not he, the personal man, but the aim of the art."

Niret has natural preferences that engender curiosity about the nature of things and about "what makes things tick". In addition, motivational levels are highest where activities allow thinking focused on the inquisitive, exploratory, analytical, and experimental. "Technical" orientation is often the interaction of two or more of these traits: Scientific, Natural/Outdoor, Mechanical, and Managerial. It is important to identify the other traits involved to determine whether Niret is more technical, scientific or systems-oriented or if these traits are balanced.

Niret has a preference for and is motivated by physically working with things and objects. Work of this sort is more sensory and physical rather than mostly mental or intellectual. Timing, dexterity, coordination, and visual skills are important when working with machines or equipment. Much of the activity is outdoors or where environmental conditions aren't well controlled to assure physical comfort. Niret relies on the motivation that has naturally developed since birth for the preference towards such work.

Niret is interested in ideas, concepts, and meaning as part of perceptual and mental activities. Intellectual, theoretical and/or creative activities are balanced with other activities and do not have a priority or emphasis.

Niret enjoys associating and interacting with people but likes independence as well. So the activity, rather than people, is more than likely the deciding factor. Where mutual interest is the purpose for association, Niret willingly participates and cooperates. Where interests differ, Niret will independently pursue those interests.

Niret is moderately motivated to manage others on a social or organizational basis as part of overall vocational responsibilities and activities. Rather than functioning in the top executive or managerial position or role, Niret is possibly more comfortable with a position in middle management or as a group or team leader. Motivational levels of related traits can identify reasons and/or preferences for such management roles and responsibility.

Niret has little need for or is not motivated by recognition, status, or competitive gain. Comfortable and satisfied with a subjective estimate of self in relation to others, opinions others hold about this person do not present serious effects, one way or the other. For Niret, personal and internal interests or drive motivates performance, not the promise of favor, recognition, or reward from external sources.

(How you prefer to perform tasks)

This Temperament section identifies the motivation and talent an individual possesses in twelve Worker Trait Areas and coincides with the Interest section. The Temperament and Interest sections say the same thing from a different perspective. Your highest motivators will be displayed first. In this section you will learn things such as; do you prefer lots of change and variety on the job, are you persuasive, do you prefer to work in teams or independently, are you a naturally driven to evaluate and analyze, and more.

(NOTE: "Evaluation: to appraise carefully; to judge as to worth or amount; to estimate generally.") Most likely, Niret has a logical mind which "makes sense" of what is perceived regarding the big picture and pieces of the picture within the context of that big picture. It is evaluation or assessment after perception, not the process of perception itself. Emphasis is on patterns, linkage, and relationships. Intuition may be involved in conjunction with this evaluation/assessment process.

Niret has excellent perception, retention, and literal recall of detail. Although these are considered abilities, they greatly effect motivations and preferences. This combination can be useful in such activities as clerical, computational, administrative, literary, technical, operational, supervisory, and/or managerial activities. It has less vocational importance if some usually related traits are not equally motivated. Therefore, it is important to study all traits to see how this combination fits with or complements related preferences and/or motivations. (Note: This awareness of detail may be accompanied by awareness of essential detail that is related to 'essence' rather than to fact or data.)

Niret regards self as talented, self-sufficient, and goal-oriented. Niret most likely demonstrates independence in two ways: 1) is motivated to manage own operational, technical, professional, scientific, and/or administrative activities without management or involvement by others; or 2) does manage the skills and abilities of others, impersonally but objectively, as "utility" in the process of getting things done. The prime motivation is to utilize what is at hand to accomplish vocational objectives. That could be done exclusively with one's own talents and skills, or it could include applying the talents and skills of others. If it includes management of people, they are expected, perhaps even required, to perform at quality skill levels. Niret prefers not to be managed or dominated by others or to rigidly conform to organization rules or expectations.

Niret has a strong preference to work under the management or supervision of others who are competent and knowledgeable in their area of expertise. This also may indicate a preference to avoid work of an independent nature (i.e. self-directed, self-planned, self-managed). Performance, morale, energy, enthusiasm, and quality of work tend to reflect how satisfied Niret is with the working environment as created and managed by the motivational and inspirational leadership of a manager, director, supervisor, or lead-person.

Niret has a certain level of motivation and preference for an assembly line type of activity; i.e., to be in routine activity which is tied to and timed by machines. Such work can be feeding materials into machines, handling material coming from a machine, or performing repetitious functions at a position along an assembly-line process. The work is usually sensory/physical. The work is steady except for scheduled breaks.

Niret subjectively exercises responsibility for social, vocational, or recreational perceptions, thinking, options, choices, decisions, and actions. This is an important, broad scoped, in-depth factor that includes social, leadership, management, and mental activities. Responsibilities which fit Niret's preferences are identified by many other traits. The purpose of this factor is to emphasize that Niret accepts, assumes, and acts responsibly (and probably assertively) relative to the exercise of talents and skills, and those talents and skills might apply to various forms of leadership. Perception, thinking, and action tend to be in the context of the "big picture". Thinking is holistic, conceptual, exploratory, and analytical.

Mind and mental activity are very central to Niret's vocational activities. (NOTE: "Intuition is very different from thought, from feeling and from sensation, by the major characteristic of insight. Intuition comes from the Latin meaning, literally, `in to you'. Intuitive insight results from `identification with,' rather than `looking at' the object of attention. It is `being a part of.' Intuiting is a process, not of perception, but of experience. There is no need for interpretation in intuition. Intuitive relationship implies contact. So one does not perceive; one experiences." ~~Quote from Robert Ashby) Niret has a preference or perhaps the talent or ability for experiencing abstract ideas, creativity, concepts, theory, assessment, and choice of options. New ideas and creativity must have an important place in vocation.

Niret's preferences tend to be naturally empathetic, sympathetic, generous, and helpful. Niret is probably always ready to offer a helping hand to others. (Note: If benevolence is to be a part of vocational or volunteer activities, it is important to identify how it best functions with other traits.) Niret has a natural motivation towards being generous and helpful relative to current hurts, needs, problems, and wishes of others, particularly those who are in direct contact.

Niret readily adapts to change and may even be stimulated by it or motivated because of it. But it is not so important that it forces termination or interruption of more routine activities. It is beneficial for some change, variety, or developmental progress to be in Niret's work and/or recreation. But Niret prefers that it not be an unexpected, abrupt, or radical change.

Niret accepts and exercises responsibility for organizational management but may not necessarily seek out that role for self. Emphasis is on management of people, but that is directly tied to performance of existing, available skills and abilities. Performance and results are the main emphasis. Other traits must be studied to determine if Niret manages best on a take charge or given charge basis which has much to do with how personally or impersonally, performance-based or service-based, that management style will be.

Niret is not motivated to persuade and is probably ill-equipped to do so; instead, Niret can most likely be intimidated by persons who are highly persuasive.

Niret prefers independence from social, vocational, and recreational involvement with others. First priority is given to self and self-interest, with little motivation for organizational involvement, service, teamwork, loyalty, etc. This trait is an asset for work that has little or no direct contact or interaction with others and requires individual initiative and social independence or isolation.

(Expression of performing tasks)

This is a highly generalized section in which the narrative deliberately focuses on the combination of motivations and preferences as they relate to personal talents or skills. It lets the individual look into a vocational mirror and see his/her own talents and then decide for themselves where they fit and function the best with regard to motivation and preference. It is another context in which to see if priorities are mental, sensory, or physical: "To thine own self be true."

Philosophical, cultural, scientific, literary, managerial, and/or computational work, more than likely, represent very important types of mental activities for Niret. Being capable in those activities, Niret's mind is naturally receptive to consider abstract ideas, theory, concepts, inquiry, exploration, analysis, logic, systems, and procedures. Factors in this aptitude section, plus the data and reasoning sections show the degree of motivation and talent Niret has for each of those mental activities. High rating for this trait indicates an intellectual orientation that is functional in, or has potential for, academic, scientific, research, literary, executive, or consulting activities.

Sensory/mental awareness of "pieces of the picture" is capacity for comparative, intra-holistic recognition of parts relative to other parts and/or the big picture. It includes ability to see essential detail and make visual/mental comparison and discrimination relative to relationships of objects. The definition says "pieces of the picture," so it recognizes the picture and its larger context, but this trait still emphasizes pieces and their status as pieces. Niret prefers to see the big picture by first putting all the 'pieces' together. Most likely Niret already sees pieces as pieces rather than the big picture first and then breaking it apart into all the various pieces.

More than likely, all kinds and uses of numbers naturally make sense to Niret and a preference to work with numbers exists. (NOTE: Mathematical talent is as much a natural gift as artistic or musical talent, even though few people, acknowledge that fact. But it is readily acknowledged as a natural gift by those that have it as well as by those who don't.) Niret probably laughs, and understands exactly what is meant when Charles Schultz's Charlie Brown said, "How can you do new math with an old-math mind?") Niret's preferences lean heavily toward the conceptual, theoretical, analytical, and computational in the awareness, use and application of math. As such, math is an important vocational asset whether it is vocational specialization or vocational application.

Niret most likely relies on a natural ability to retain and recall great detail. That is detail which registers, as accurately as possible, that something exists. Niret naturally prefers to consider with greater weight its existence, documentation and availability for later reference or use as compared to its source, meaning, utility, and/or potential. (NOTE: In appraisals, this is the core definition for clerical detail. Computational and literary traits contribute to this awareness in most instances).

Handling fine detail could and should be called the "needlepoint trait" because that identifies what is required to get a high rating: 1) ability or potential to handle and manipulate small objects rapidly and accurately; 2) excellent perception of and concentration on detail; 3) keen visual awareness of spatial measure relative to detail; 4) nimble skills of fingers, hands, wrists, and arms; 5) durability in routine activity; and 6) tangible problem-solving drive (e.g. repairing a small wrist watch). Given that description for this trait, Niret most likely prefers activities employing all or many of those characteristics. (NOTE: There exists an ever growing number of industries and modifications to existing industries where motivated individuals are considered an asset when either 'qualified' or merely 'qualifiable').

Niret's preferences, more often than not, are motivated by such things as sensing and seeing aesthetics, essence, philosophical and psychological meaning, and effect of color. Niret probably doesn't consider the saying, "Beauty is more than skin deep" as a cliche. Further, Niret considers pattern, texture, and spatial measure: size, shape, distance, dimension, perspective, relationship, etc. with the same regard. This includes abstract dimensions and patterns, graphics, layouts, etc. (NOTE: That higher artistic sense is the source of abstract art, animated films, computer graphics, fractal geometry, new clothing designs and styles, modern architecture, etc.) Niret would probably make a permanent mental note of the quote from Carl Jung, "The artist is essentially the instrument, and he stands below his work, for which reason we should never expect from him an interpretation of his own work. He achieved his highest with his composition."

Niret's mind is naturally motivated to put physical abilities and natural talents, whatever they may be, into immediate use in given situations calling on immediate responses. Niret is conscious of this mental activity and relies on the subconscious link manifesting itself in action. As a result, Niret naturally prefers activities where attributes include: dexterity, timing, rhythm, and ability with simultaneous functions - like operating a power shovel or crane, or seeing a ball and swinging a bat at the right time and the right place. (NOTE: Excellent skills are the result of subconscious processes taking over from `by-the-numbers' consciousness `telling' the body what to do. That kind of conscious-to-subconscious `switchover' can also be referred to as 'Second Nature'.

Niret's preferences fully support holistic, conceptual perception, and thinking relative to the basic nature, utility, potential, or strategic possibility of what is being observed or considered. This includes intuition, insight, creativity, curiosity, experimentation, and innovation in various degrees. Ideas are at the heart of this talent. The basic orientation is perceptual and mental seeing.

Motivations and preferences for certain activities are so closely interwoven with Niret's mind and senses that they are subconsciously connected so that perception and thinking automatically convert to sensory signals which trigger physical action. (NOTE: This is a 'general' overview of potential for "mind over body" activities - where emphasis is on the mind's ability TO effectively use one's physical talents and or abilities). Niret's mind UTILIZES physical talents and abilities (whatever they happen to be in any given activity) as the most immediately available system for its use.

Regardless of talent or skills, given a choice of activities, Niret prefers those suggested by the word "workbench" - 1) excellent 'manual' skills with emphasis on use of arms, hands and fingers; 2) good ability to 'handle' materials which require sorting, assembly, disassembly, matching, filing, etc.; 3) repetitious continuation of that activity for extended periods while still remaining alert, accurate and proficient. This also means good visual skills interacting with the 'manual' skills. Where motivation for this type of work is very high, it usually indicates that, the necessary skills are already developed, natural talent exists or the individual can be trained with success to develop the skill-sets required. (NOTE: Because both talent and temperament are skilled for manual 'workbench' activities, it can be assumed that much of that skill is, if already present, or will become, if trained, "Second Nature".

Niret's preferences toward 'literary and/or communicative' are, or could become, the basis for sufficient motivation to be vocationally important. Emphasis is on communication: 1) picking up information from the minds of others, or 2) communicating to the minds of others. So Niret tends to be media-conscious for absorbing or expressing ideas, or both. This may be an activity dedicated to itself, like journalism, or it may be part of other activities: teaching, library work, publication, administration, etc.

(How you relate to people, in priority order)

In this section, seven people factors cover important activities related to the interaction of a person with other persons. These are very important for individuals motivated and perhaps even naturally talented or specifically trained for associating and interacting with people. They may also be important traits for certain “people intensive” jobs. Low motivational ratings in this section may also be quite positive and valuable, if occupations necessitate or require that an individual function apart from others, manage his/her own activities, or be satisfied with work in isolation.

Niret feels both privilege and responsibility to use communication (including persuasion) to voluntarily provide beneficial information to others. This includes strongly motivated benevolent and literary traits. Self-satisfaction comes almost exclusively from the subjective realization that the information, voluntarily given, has been helpful to other persons. Niret is further motivated to learn and understand the other person(s) needs wishes and listening preferences. Non-persuasive service communication can become persuasive and persistent when expressed in the interest of someone needing Niret to stand up for them.

Niret is motivated to educate, which means to share knowledge that will be useful for the persons taught. Instructing can be in many forms: teaching, training, influencing, and demonstrating. It is done through various combinations of traits, and there are many traits that could be involved. So it is necessary to scan all traits to discover why and how Niret prefers to or is motivated to instruct others.

Niret does prefer considering people both philosophically, and psychologically. This natural motivation towards an interest in people causes a personal, ethical interest in the potential and destiny of others. If that interest is reinforced by strong benevolence, Niret prefers to be active in service directly involved with and beneficial for others. It is important to see what motivational levels exist for Niret with regard to benevolence, gregariousness, managerial activities, persuasiveness and/or dedication to harmonious relations. Each or all of those traits can be interactive with this mentoring trait and strongly influence the if, how and why that mentoring is done.

Niret can be motivated in some situations to assume the responsibilities for planning, assigning, directing, supervising, and monitoring work activities of others. Preferences lean toward steady, on-site contact and interaction with those being supervised. Motivational levels are effected by the amount of responsibilities that include morale, attitudes, attendance, training, safety, and getting adequate quality and performance from employees.

Niret has motivation and, more than likely, the natural talent for assertively negotiating or an adequate motivational level that supports training in that area. This includes strategic thinking, influential communication, analysis, and/or persuasion. Many traits are involved, and their motivational levels determine the amount of involvement and influence of each trait. Strategic thinking is considered a preferred key element.

Niret is ready, willing, and perhaps even able (or trainable) to persuasively influence others with the intent or hope to convince them to agree with what is said. Because this trait is moderately motivated, Niret is probably not inclined to make a living by selling on a commission basis. Instead, persuasion is interactive with other traits and finds expression in other ways such as teaching, counseling, etc.

Niret is moderately motivated by being "on stage" in order to pleasantly influence others toward a particular viewpoint, objective, or product. Niret probably has moderate to high motivational levels in other gregarious and persuasive traits. Niret is comfortable with a spokesperson role, and may even prefer it or be personally energized by it. Niret is only moderately motivated within this trait, (s)he is probably not "stage-struck" toward entertaining or acting to the exclusion of other activities or responsibilities. The preference is more toward influencing rather than promoting or selling.

Rather than a motivation for putting others first, Niret's preferences revolve around self as a first priority. Niret is motivated by self-interest, status, and recognition. Niret does not like to lose, so all options and choices are evaluated on the basis of the chance of gain versus the chance of loss before a decision or commitment is made. Stress and frustration are experienced when things aren't going Niret's way. Pleasure, enthusiasm, and energy are experienced when things are going Niret's way. Association and relationships are chosen, maintained, or abandoned on the basis of self-interest.

(How you relate to things, in priority order)

Working with things, manipulation of materials and processes, and cognizance of operational and mechanical forces or objects, highlights this Worker Trait Code section. None of the factors in this section are directly related to people nor call for exclusive talents whether or not they exist within the individual. However, these factors do call for the interaction and interplay between mental, sensory, physical, and mechanical skills and/or abilities as possessed by the individual. If the individual has a natural mechanical savvy, and likes to work with his/her hands, this becomes a highly important and relevant Worker Trait Code section.

Niret is motivated toward activities involving mechanical engineering, including: 1) mechanical awareness of assembly, fabrication, operation, leverage, motion, force, and power, 2) design and/or draw technical plans, 3) technical, statistical, and numerical analysis, and 4) layout and installation. This highly motivated engineering orientation probably means professional dedication to a major engineering vocation.

Niret is highly motivated to participate in activities where awareness of technical and mechanical standards as they relate to quality and precision is paramount. Concentration and focus within these activities are most likely a strong attribute for Niret. (NOTE: Precision, quality, and standards are natural, highly developed elements of perception, thinking, and logic. This is a very important preference in industries where production, maintenance, and repair require exact precision, high quality; almost zero in allowable defects or error).

Niret is motivated and probably equipped for tending operational/clerical activities. If the required skills are not present, Niret's motivational level clearly indicates a support for successful training. This means monitoring ongoing operational processes through observation of recording instruments that show what is currently happening. It usually involves more than just observing and recording what is observed. It often requires setting limits (such as temperature or flow controls), turning flow valves or switches on and off on a scheduled or situational basis. It includes responsibility for quickly noting when something is not happening, as it should and then taking immediate, appropriate action including shutting down the process or alerting technical or management personnel. This tending position does not imply or suggest just clerical observation and posting.

Niret's motivations support ability to running/managing fixed machine operation, and the responsibility for machine performance, condition, output, and quality. (NOTE: This necessitates constant awareness of what is happening with the machine itself, with the processes being done by the machine, with materials going into the machine, quality of materials coming from the machine, and how and when to make adjustments and provide maintenance). A number of functions are involved and require a variety of talents that Niret either has or is motivated to learn, the most important being machine savvy, alert monitoring of operations, and coping with routine.

Niret prefers operating heavy, mobile equipment such as trucks, earth-movers, cranes, etc. More than likely, Niret either possesses or has the motivational levels required to develop the required sensory and sensory/physical skills that are primary for vocational involvement: e.g., coordination, dexterity, timing, spatial awareness: size, shape, distance, dimension, perspective, relationship; depth perception. (NOTE: These skills have a fused linkage with equipment controls so that operator and machine are one unit). Niret probably has a natural machine savvy that would allow natural ability or proper training to subconsciously link what the machine is capable of doing to operating it for excellent performance. (NOTE: This usually includes proud identification, through one's skills, with the equipment one operates). Since this sort of work is most often outdoors or where conditions for physical comfort aren't closely controlled, Niret's preferences fall right in line. Mobility of work and residence is often another important factor also in line with existing preferences.

Niret prefers activities where (s)he is able to exercise natural sensory/physical talents or abilities (to the extent that they exist) in feeding materials into machines, or offbearing materials from machines efficiently and steadily. Such activity is usually associated with assembly line processing. First of all, it requires tireless synchronizing of one's sensory/physical activity with the speed and characteristics of machine input or output. It also means little social interactions with others while functioning on-station. Given a full description of the vocational position where these elements exist, Niret's motivations are fully present (even if this may involve training for the activity or vocational position).

Niret is well motivated for activity involving craft tools, repetitious activity, recognizable detail, variable physical conditions (temperature, elements, etc.) and minor tangible problem solving. This work is often called manual labor or basic labor to indicate that it can be done with minimum skill, training, instruction, or supervision. It is very often associated with a helper position and role.

Manipulating is a special trait that can have a variety of important meanings depending on its interaction with many different traits. In the "things" context of this section, it means the ability with a high motivational level to manage/ handle material processing that may or may not involve machines. Basically, it is combined mental, sensory, and physical functions tied to scheduling and processing of that which is at hand. Niret has the high motivational level and perhaps even that ability (or at least the motivational level that supports training). (Note: There can be other meanings to this trait. For instance, if all other mechanical or operator factors have low motivational levels or preferences, but management of people has high levels, this factor then shows that the person is motivated to impersonally manage (manipulate) people as things at hand, as part of the process, to achieve management objectives.)

(How you relate to data, in priority order)

The data section identifies preferences, motivations and priorities for certain kinds of mental activities. If interests and preferences are primarily intellectual, academic, scholarly, scientific, mathematical, or professional, this may be the most important section of the Worker Trait Code System for the person appraised. If his/her preferences are not primarily mental, this section may have little value. If these factors are important for this profile, then factors in the reasoning, math, and language sections will also be both relevant and important.

Compiling means more than simply gathering large volumes of data sheets and stuffing them in a filing cabinet. It means that Niret is motivated to find, identify, classify, store, remember, and retrieve what is important or what might be important for future use. (NOTE: This is crucial for researchers, technical writers, lawyers, academic teachers, consultants, systems engineers, and programmers). This trait indicates a subconscious preference we could refer to as a "packrat" orientation, i.e., if it glitters; stuff it in the nest along with everything else because it might be useful sometime. Other traits will indicate how motivated the individual is to be thorough, practical, and efficient within this trait.

Niret is highly motivated for routine, factual, mathematical problems related to operational, procedural, or administrative activities. This includes good logic, analysis, and attention to detail. (NOTE: Business math may be motivated strongly enough to be the heart of professional or vocational activity, as a CPA or corporate accountant, for instance).

Niret is highly motivated when given the task of identifying factors that are important for vocational use. This trait, comparing includes: 1) awareness of the context (big picture) in which the factor or factors would or could fit; 2) relationship of the factors to other factors within that larger context; 3) new possibilities of linkage or relationships of factors to the big picture; and/or 4) new possibilities of linkage or relationships of factors with factors in a new context. (NOTE: This is an important trait for research, technical activities, systems engineering, operations management, and administrative activity). Many trait combinations can be involved in this activity: scientific, literary, tangible problem solving, visual-artistic, philosophical, and managerial. It is important to identify which of those traits are involved in Niret's perceptual/mental preferences.

High motivational levels in the copy trait means more than laying a paper face down in a copy machine and pushing buttons. It includes: 1) awareness of spatial measure and layout: size, shape, dimension, perspective; 2) artistic ability for factual image reproduction; 3) attention to detail; 4) awareness of machine function and use; and 5) tolerance of or preference for routine. High motivational levels represent an asset for database management, administrative work, warehouse processing, or library activities as well. It is particularly valuable for persons operating printing or copy shops or persons involved in publishing with computers. Niret would most likely prefer activities that include as many of the attributes, mentioned above, as possible.

Preferences that direct mental activity for Niret are naturally curious, inquisitive, investigative, exploratory, analytical, and experimental. Words such as "if" and "why" are central to this trait. It is a factor that fits exactly between synthesizing and comparing, with emphasis on synthesizing. Analysis is more than seeing the big picture, or seeing how the pieces fit the big picture. The motivation to engage an activity or process comes from nonlinear speculating about new forms, possibilities, relations, and fits. In other words, it tends to be an executive function dedicated to possibilities.

"Synthesize: putting two or more things together to form a whole; the combination of separate elements of thought into a whole; the operation by which divided parts are united" (Webster). Niret is motivated by seeing the big picture so much so that (s)he, attempts to see all parts of the picture in that larger context, then sees all parts relative to each other, but still within that larger context. Perception and thinking are therefore holistic and conceptual. Philosophical and intuitive processes are involved. Scientific, managerial, and/or literary preferences may also be involved. Other mental factors in this section are subordinate, secondary, or complementary to this primary motivational attribute. This is an overview and scanning activity that includes ideas, concepts, theory, fiction, hypothesis and assessment. (Note that words in the last sentence are unrelated to logic that Webster defines as "the science of the operations of the understanding subservient to the estimation of evidence.") For Niret, preferences for this sort of synthesis will allow it to get no further toward logic than estimating.

Niret is strongly motivated to coordinate: to take actions, to manipulate that which is at hand in order to "get the show on the road." Because of the strong motivational levels for this, it is very important to determine whether Niret has first seen the big picture, pulled in important pieces of the picture, made plans, and developed strategies before taking action. If "Coordination" is the top priority, it becomes a "General Patton Syndrome" which is to begin the charge, then identify the objective, and hope that someone follows with the supplies. If there are equal motivational levels in this trait as in other mental traits, it still means enthusiasm and drive to take action, but it is balanced with other related functions. This trait represents preferences that are goal oriented!

(How you relate to reasoning, in priority order)

This Reasoning section is closely linked with the Data section. The Data section identifies an individual's priorities or preferences (high and low) for ways of thinking, while the Reasoning section focuses on where, why, and how this thinking will most likely be applied. Just like the linkage between the Interest and Temperament sections, Data and Reasoning are coupled very tightly as well.

Niret is naturally motivated to use and apply rational formulas, rules, systems, and/or procedures to deal with concrete variables where only limited instructions or guidelines exist. Emphasis here is on solving operational or administrative PROBLEMS that develop in familiar areas. This is commonly known as 'troubleshooting' and Niret has a natural preference for the mental procedure of doing so. Motivation is derived from a goal of getting the "train back on the track". Although silly, Niret probably sees the point clearly illustrated in a poem where a foreman reports a train wreck: "Off again. On again. Gone Again. Finnegan." (NOTE: This trait requires onsite familiarity with operations, a sense or suspicion of where things might or could break down, and savvy about ways to fix the problem).

Niret's motivational levels support activities where an interest in and understanding of operational aspects of systems, procedures, and/or maintenance is required. Niret has an associated natural preference toward the use of common sense in understanding and carrying out instructions or explanations of systems procedures and/or maintenance in written or oral form, by diagram or illustration, in technical or elementary terms. It is also most likely that Niret is comfortable and satisfied with being a caretaker for systems such as power generating units, city water or traffic systems, control tower activity at an airport, adjusting and maintaining machines on an assembly line, and computer, fax, or phone network installations.

Niret prefers, perhaps even mentally needs, and most likely enjoys occupational activity which is exclusively methodical, thorough, and routine. Motivation comes from the prospect of an activity that may require mental attention, focus, and concentration. On the other hand, it may not. Consider this: In many very repetitious activities, a worker literally delivers one's body (i.e. sensory/physical system) to a specific work-site, turns that "system" on to function "automatically" (i.e., subconsciously), trusting that it will keep on running while the mind "takes off elsewhere", and comes back at quitting time to take the physical system (body) home. And, it is that kind of person who can do that job best, most accurately, and safely for the longest time and obtain the most satisfaction from it. Many assembly-line operations would have to shut down without this kind of person. And so it isn't surprising to know that it has been argued that subconscious/sensory/physical systems within one's mind and body are as marvelous and more capable than mainframe computers. As one cartoon caption reads, "Joe's self-esteem went way up when the boss said his mind works like a computer."

Niret applies scientific/technical/logical thinking (to the fullest extent this ability exists) to identify, analyze, and solve challenges and/or problems; to collect data, establish facts, connect abstract and concrete variables, draw valid conclusions, determine appropriate action, devise strategies and systems to achieve objectives. (NOTE: This is engineering in the industrial and technical sense). Niret probably relates to the following quote as it illustrates this trait: "What marks the mind of the strategist is an intellectual elasticity or flexibility that enables him to come up with realistic responses to changing conditions...In strategic thinking, one first seeks a clear understanding of the particular character of each element of a situation and then makes the fullest possible use of human brainpower to restructure the elements in the most advantageous way." (Keniche Ohmae, The Mind of the Strategist)

Niret prefers routine tasks that are explained, demonstrated, and supervised in a familiar environment: Key motivational responsibilities may include dependability, a steady work record, thorough and clean performance, and trustworthiness relative to the property of others. (NOTE: Many maintenance positions are in this category, as are some temporary or seasonal jobs).

Niret is strongly motivated to apply thinking to the big picture through holistic ideas, concepts, options, and strategies. This does not mean, suggest, or imply that thinking is kept only in a holistic context but it does mean that the first and constant priority or preference for consideration and focus are on the big picture. (Example: Niret more likely prefers to be an executive rather than a manager, and more inclined to be a manager rather than a supervisor.) Considering how pieces of the picture are brought in to the big picture stimulates motivation for the activity.

(How you relate to the applied usage of math)

Math is a natural talent like art or music and requires a certain natural preference. In most instances, you have it or you don't; you like it or you don't. If the individual has talent for math, this section shows where the greatest vocational interest and motivation occurs, and that is where he/she has probably developed the most talent or could. Low ratings for some or all of these factors imply that math, or possibly that specific application of math, is not a motivational factor to this individual.

(NOTE: The Worker Trait Factor called computational should be called business math because it means everyday calculations related to over-the-counter or on-site business calculations or transactions. Representative of this is commercial transactions such as buying groceries at a store, lunch at a restaurant, or a plane ticket at an airport. It is primarily composed of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and recording results). Given this, Niret is highly motivated where activities call for computational math.

Statistical, investigative use of mathematics plays a major role in what motivates Niret. This kind of math is valuable for many kinds of engineering activities: mechanical, systems, hydraulic, geological, computer, etc. Methodical, logical, pragmatic, and objectivism are central to the activity. Computers are typically essential for this work. The above examples of activities and descriptions most likely represent an ideal environment.

Niret is motivated to work with a wide variety of theoretical math concepts; make original application of those concepts; apply knowledge of advanced mathematical or statistical techniques to new areas of challenge, interest, or opportunity. Motivation is derived from conceptual, analytical, curious, and exploratory thinking. Research and theoretical logic probably appeal greatly to Niret's mind.

Because of Niret's unique motivations for working with math, it can probably be said that (s)he is deliberate enough, concentrates enough, figures enough, and watches detail enough to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide to come up with the right numbers. For some otherwise bright people, this is hard to do or very unlikely to happen (e.g., dialing a phone number or putting the right address on an envelope). Transposing numbers may be a problem for some persons, so this unique preference with regard to math may not always register for this worker trait.

(NOTE: Accounting Control of Numbers is "management math" because management uses it for tracking, analyzing, and verifying business activities and performance). Niret prefers management math because it includes a specialization for managing with math, i.e., making management decisions with knowledge gained from this level of mathematical activity. This includes budgets, operation-based forecasts, competitive risk analysis, etc. (NOTE: Chief Financial Officers, Comptrollers, bank officers, CPAs, and auditors rate high in this trait).

Niret's motivations fully support either natural talents or trained abilities with regard to excellent perception of detail and the ability to accurately create and process records related to that detail. (NOTE: This ability to steadily, consistently, and accurately identify and process detail relies on conscious and particularly subconscious talents). Clearly, preferences for Niret focus on detail related to data and numbers. Occupations requiring this level of motivation and/or natural or trained abilities include: pharmacists, registered nurses, transportation and distribution, switchboard operators, data processors, etc.

(How you relate to the usage of language)

Four language traits are included in the narrative to cover basic activities that utilize words. They aren't very specific, but there are related factors for literary, journalistic, and communicative activities in the Interest, Temperament, Data, People, Aptitude and Reasoning sections. If a high motivational and/or preference level exists for one or more factors in this section, scan those other sections to discover preferences the individual has for those activities. Not all jobs call for orators or authors, while some jobs require such skills.

Niret is motivated to describe, explain, teach, illustrate, and interpret. This is a journalistic trait dedicated to inform people. Social, leadership, influential, technical, service, and functional traits are involved as well. Therefore, it is necessary to review all worker traits to more closely identify Niret's preferences relative to this trait.

Motivational levels for Niret support activities including word processing in its widest application: administrative, secretarial, editing, library referencing, management information systems, electronic transmission of information, etc. Preferences lean heavily toward proper language usage, spelling, punctuation, keyword identification, referencing, and cross-referencing. Attention to detail is essential and remains a motivational factor in vocational activity and success.

Niret is highly motivated to consider creative writing and communicating at professional levels. Preferences are holistic, conceptual, imaginative, and creative. "Ideas trigger more ideas" can probably be said about Niret. High motivational levels for this worker trait indicate an interactive combination of literary and philosophical traits. As Dean W. R. Inge said, "Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art." That probably makes a great deal of sense to Niret. Motivation at this level indicate preferences that probably include writing fiction, poetry, scripts for movies or television, advertising copy, marketing copy, teaching creative writing, etc.

Niret has a unique motivation to carefully, thoroughly read simple explanatory or instructional statements (like the directions on the label of a soup can) and fully/accurately know what was said. (NOTE: This is not a widely shared trait. Unless the subject attracts the reader's attention in the first place, reading of elementary instructions is just scanning, and some information is probably overlooked, ignored, or bypassed. Niret should regard this unique asset as vocationally important.

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