Wednesday, June 15, 2005
  MAPP Appraisal
http://www.assessment.com/ - Learn your motivations and talent for work.

They have a free test that gives you some interesting information as well as some jobs you might be suited for.

(Those tasks you want to perform)
Preferences for Donald 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 Donald'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 Donald: "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."
(How you prefer to perform tasks)
Donald prefers and needs change and variety. Change is motivating, stimulating, and energizing. Donald looks for new options, challenges, assignments, acquaintances, relationships, and even new careers in new places. Donald tires of sameness, repetition, and routine even in activities that were interesting at the start. Once things become routine for Donald, this becomes a motivation to move on to more interesting things.
(Expression of performing tasks)
Donald's preferences and motivations are derived from understanding the deeper or 'real' meaning of ideas and words and uses them effectively in written or oral communication. Literary in this factor means intentional search for ideas expressed by the minds of others for one's own use, assimilation, learning, etc. The source can be books, other publications, historical documents, research information, drama, movies, television, the "information highway" or internet, etc. Emphasis is on communication: picking up information from minds of others or communication aimed toward the minds of others. Journalism and writing are major activities. Literary activity is not exclusively intellectual, academic, or cultural. It may be an end in itself as in a bookworm for instance. And literary activity is not always accompanied by communicative activity, written or oral. On the other hand, communicative activity need not be literary in the classic sense. And one need not be persuasive to be communic
(How you relate to people, in priority order)
"Mentor: a trusted counselor or guide." Donald is interested in and consciously prefers to consider the existence, meaning, purpose, potential, and destiny of mankind, people, persons, and self; with self-felt, self-accepted responsibility to influence and/or cause good, growth, and gain in the lives of all concerned. Donald has intuition and philosophical curiosity that causes an awareness of personality, intentions, emotions, ethics, values, and moods of other persons, and of self. By itself, this is not benevolence. If Donald is highly motivated for benevolent activities, this trait is compulsively central to personal and vocational activities. If there is a lack of personal motivation, then the preference for consideration tends to be more philosophical or academic in nature, but still service oriented.
(How you relate to things, in priority order)
Donald is not motivated toward processing activities, no matter what is being processed or who is doing the processing. There is no natural preference for this sort of activity.
(How you relate to data, in priority order)
"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). Donald 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. -----
(How you relate to reasoning, in priority order)
Donald 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: Donald 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)
Donald prefers to consider math extending more toward theory, abstract concepts, experimental applications, etc. Because of the moderate motivational level for this theoretical activity, it is not likely that it would be satisfying as a primary vocation or have too heavy an emphasis. However, it remains a valuable asset that extends normal capability beyond usual activities.
(How you relate to the usage of language)
Donald 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 Donald. 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 Donald. 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.
11 Dramatics: interpret, portray roles
12 Training Services: human resource development
13 Promotion/Publicity: advertise, market, promote
14 Interview/Inform: gather, dispense information
15 High School, College, University; teach/counsel
16 Creative Entertainment: imagination; spontaneous
17 Kindergarten, Elementary Education: teach, nurture
18 Consulting, Business Services: evaluate, influence
19 Technical Writing: logic, terminology, explanation
20 Radio, TV Announcing: poise, vocabulary, delivery
Who is Donald? Did Mr. Trump take the test?
You'sa funny man!!
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