Person AA ref by Person BB (Colleague)'s Universal Hierarchy of Motivation Report - Your Decision Making Aptitudes

14. Your Decision Making Aptitudes

14. Your Decision Making Aptitudes

'Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think,
and thinking where we ought to feel' J. Churton Collins

Your profile in the bar chart below outlines the relative degree of preference that you tend to have in your professional or personal life (depending on the basis that you answered the questionnaire) in terms of the four fundamental types of human decision making:

Person AAref by Person BB
Aptitudes LowerHigherLowerHigher

The results shown in the bar chart above are typically valid for at least 12 months. However, they may change sooner than that especially if you go through a very stressful, emotional or extreme experience. Note that the bar lengths have no meaning in themselves the patterns are used to provide the descriptions in this part of your report.

(Note: this is not a psychometric assessment of the amount of your intelligences. This assessment of intelligence is an 'internal comparison' of a person's relative intelligences and is likely to indicate which of their four intelligences is higher than their other intelligences, and in what order. It does not provide an 'external comparison' by which different people's intelligence can be compared. For instance, even if IQ was shown as your least preferred intelligence, your measured IQ might still be higher than someone else's whose most preferred intelligence is shown as IQ in this section of their report.)

Reflection: What is the one activity which you know, if you did superbly well and consistently, would have major positive results in your life? How can you make sure you do it?

There are four basic decision making aptitudes:

  • PQ (Tactical decisions) = How perceptively we sense the details around us and then adjust to the tangible reality (it is about our attention and preference to scrutinise).
  • EQ (Relationship decisions) = How effectively we manage our feelings and then handle our relationships with others (it is about feelings and preference to sympathise).
  • IQ (Operational decisions) = How accurately we use principles to identify logical solutions and then solve complicated problems (it is about facts and preference to analyse).
  • SQ (Strategic decisions spiritual intelligence has no direct link to religion) = How widely we imagine possibilities and then address issues of meaning and purpose (it is about our intention and preference to strategise).

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