This takes a few minutes, so don’t rush it. And it’s not a simple question of the higher the score, the better!
How to interpret your answers?
Once you have a total sore for each category, you can read off your results form the tables below. All you need to know is
If you are a low scorer you are happy to work independently, away form the distraction of other people. You enjoy your own
company and have little need for constant contact with others. It is likely that you will take a while to get to know new people and may slip
into the background at social events. You are unlikely to require constant variety, change and excitement. You may prefer roles that involve
independent work and not constantly having to meet and deal with new people.
Low scorers are down-to-earth people who have their feet firmly planted on the ground. Your thinking style is realistic and
practical and you are inclined to reject theoretical approaches to problem-solving. You will be more interested in learning practical skills and
techniques that have immediately relevance. Preferring to focus on concrete issues, you will be more concerned to get things working than to
ponder why they work. As a result, you are likely to enjoy roles that involve solving real-life problems.
Low scorers are especially suited to roles where it is important to have a cool and questioning take on other people’s
behaviour. You are likely to be a little cynical, suspicious or sceptical, and may sometimes question other people’s motives. As a result
you will not easily be taken in by flattery or praise. With practice, you may be able to train yourself to be less suspicious.
Low scores are prone to mood swings and can be volatile, which can make life interesting at times. You may be easily upset by
others or react badly to criticism, even if it is valid. You may have a tendency to worry about past failures. Stressful work is not likely to
suit you, nor might working long hours under pressure.
Low scorers tend to be spontaneous and impulsive, and comfortable with change. You are suited to roles that require adaptability
and flexibility, and don’t enjoy making detailed plans and schedules. You are unlikely to be particularly well organized or systematic in
your work, and must guard against losing interest in tasks before they are finished. You may spread yourself across too many different jobs at
once. You might be ill-suited to roles that involve rigidly following set systems, procedures and rules.
So, how accurate were your results? Did they help you start thinking about the kind of roles you might enjoy? Whatever the outcome, it’s worth remembering there are no right or wrong answers, and it might be that you came out somewhere in the middle in some of the categories. Alternatively, if you got a very high or low score in each of the five, it could be that you were cheating! But if it gave you a taste for more self-analysis, read on.