The Achiever
Assessment For: John Doe

----- Mental Aptitudes -----

Mental Acuity

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Mr. Doe is low in Mental Acuity, indicating he is a slow thinker who will require time in order to understand, reason through and solve problems. Until he is totally familiar with his job and what is expected of him, and able to perform these tasks efficiently, he needs close supervision.

Business Terms

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John's knowledge of the specialized language of business is very limited. This could be due to a lack of exposure to business, or a lack of interest in business matters. This dimension measures actual knowledge, however, not ability to learn.

Memory Recall

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Mr. Doe has little interest in events happening in the world around him and may be unaware of competitive trends or changes in industry which directly affect his business.


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Mr. Doe's vocabulary skills are very limited and this may be a liability when communicating effectively with others, whether verbally or in writing. It is also possible that English is his second language.

Numerical Perception

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John's superior Numerical Perception score indicates that he can process data quickly and correctly. John's decision-making skills are enhanced by his ability to identify critical features in his work.

Mechanical Interest

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Mr. Doe's level of interest in mechanical devices is average.

----- Personality Structure -----


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Mr. Doe has a well-balanced tension and drive level. He can energetically tackle a project, but remains calm enough to maintain his level of concentration if the task requires strong concentration.


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John is a creative, adaptable individual who is able to handle multiple demands and assignments well. He is a free-thinker who bases his decisions on different aspects of the situation at the time. He can be quite innovative and generate new ways of solving problems and reaching objectives, as well as new uses for current products or services. Since he is so flexible and expedient, however, he needs to have a clear understanding of policies and procedures promoted by the company, since he may bypass quality control procedures or company guidelines in order to meet deadlines.


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Mr. Doe does not exhibit a great deal of interest in planning his time and activities. Although he does have good intentions, his plans are not always thorough and he may not take full advantage of the time and resources he has available to him to reach organizational goals and priorities. A high score in Mental Acuity may compensate for a low score in this dimension.


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John has a more closed than open communication style, but can articulate his thoughts and share his knowledge with others to reach common goals. If given the choice, he would prefer to work alone without the constant demand for interpersonal communication. He tends to be a good listener when obtaining feedback from others.

Emotional Dev

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Even though Mr. Doe has a strong sense of urgency concerning what he desires to accomplish and usually sees that tasks are completed in a timely manner, he can be a very impatient individual who expects a great deal from himself and others. When he does not reach the goals he has set for himself, even though they may have been unrealistic to begin with, he can begin to lose confidence in himself. When others do not fulfill his sometimes unrealistic expectations of their performance on the job, he can also exhibit a high level of impatience and intolerance. It should be noted that these traits will normally diminish as individuals advance in age.


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John can take control, maintain order, and express his opinions, but is open to the ideas of others and will not actively seek out conflict. He will attempt to influence and direct others, but not to the point of appearing unnecessarily demanding.


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Mr. Doe is extremely competitive and driven, allowing nothing to stand in the way of individual success. Rather than encourage a synergistic effort, he sees life as a contest and he plays to win. Since he is not a team player, relationships with co-workers may suffer because of his overwhelming need for individual competition.

Mental Toughness

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John can empathize with co-workers, team members, customers and others, but has enough mental toughness to deal with negative aspects of the job. He can work long hours meeting critical deadlines and other organizational objectives, without becoming unduly discouraged, and only occasionally will need reinforcement and support.

Questioning /Probing

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John is basically trusting, and usually positive and accepting, but not to the point of being gullible. He will probe and look further into issues when necessary, but is not of the opinion that he has to be suspicious of everyone and everything.


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John is motivated by challenge and recognition for his achievements, and will take personal action to accomplish more when the right rewards are offered. He will accept a risk when the potential for profit and recognition exists. He is willing to work long hours and put in extra effort, even if it means sacrificing his family life to achieve success.

----- Validity Scales -----


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Mr. Doe is not willing to reveal a number of his personality traits. The results of the Personality Dimensions must be viewed with diminished accuracy.


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He has scored within our acceptable equivocation range.

Score Sheet
Mental Aptitudes
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Fast Learn
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Personality Dimensions
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ENERGY Restless
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Validity Scales
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Choose Middle
STANINE: The STANINE is a system of measurements which divides the population into nine parts.
NOTE: Areas with dots and brackets ([........]) are of primary importance with the dots and brackets reflecting the most desirable range for an individual to score in to have those characteristics. Areas without dots and brackets are secondary areas that provide additional information regarding the individual.
AREAS OF CONCERN - Scores of 1 or 2 in any of the following dimensions: Energy, Flexibility,
Emotional Development or Mental Toughness
are areas of concern.

Leadership Traits Assessment
This report section evaluates John's traits in five key areas of leadership:
  • Planning
  • Coaching
  • Organizing
  • Facilitating
  • Staffing
Areas with good leadership traits are identified on the following pages as well as those where training or development would be beneficial.
John may or may not be one of the better people employed in a specific organization. If John is a top performer in your organization, when compared to top performing leaders across America and Canada, this report segment may still highlight areas where development could make the individual a still better leader. Therefore, this Leadership Traits assessment should be reviewed in light of "what could make a good leader even better," with understanding that within human beings, there is always room for improvement.

Leadership Potential
Summary Report
for: John Doe
John's Training & Development Needs are:
  • Planning - learn how to better plan and organize required job functions, activities and requirements.

  • Organizing - learn how to organize and make better use of time and assets required to successfully perform the job or job requirements.

  • Staffing - learn how to make better staffing selections as well as how to train, motivate and lead others.

  • Coaching - learn how to better lead others to achieve what they are capable of as well as fulfilling the requirements of the job or job functions.

  • Facilitating - learn how to better monitor the achievements of others versus the plan, job description and/or job functions and requirements.

Development Suggestions
The following Personal Development Suggestions may assist in priortizing, enhancing, or changing developmental actions. They are directed specifically to the individual. Management should review these suggestions, and together with the the participant, consider requirements of current and potential future job opportunities.
These suggestions recommend actions that an individual can take on a daily or weekly basis to become more productive.

Personal Development Suggestions
Flexibility - measures the flexibility and integrity orientation of the person compared to rules, laws, guidelines, etc.
You are a highly flexible individual who adapts easily to change and is able to handle a multitude of different demands or assignments. You are a free-thinker who likes to generate different ways of accomplishing objectives, as well as new ideas. Being flexible, however, you do not like someone else telling you what to do or how to do it, especially if you are under pressure and deadlines. Since you may, at times, sacrifice quality in order to get the job done, it is important that you understand the reasons behind rules and guidelines. If you understand the boundaries you must work within, you will be more likely to stay focused on your goals.
Your self-affirmation sentence:
"I am flexible, but will work within necessary boundaries."
Your self-affirmation sentence:
"I am organized in my life so I achieve more."
Steps to Effect Change
  1. Good time and space management calls for a specific activity plan to identify priorities by the day or week. For sixty days, list daily plans on paper, then mentally list the six most important things to be done the following day, ranking them by priority, and the time allotted to each item. You will then have a good grasp of what must be done, prior to beginning each day.

  2. To avoid losing track of important details you might need for certain tasks, such as filing your income tax, good recordkeeping is mandatory. Select a certain place to keep important records and discipline yourself to always put important papers in that one location.

  3. Daily, weekly and monthly planning - even yearly planning - will help keep you on an organized and productive basis. Set goals and reach them.

  4. Avoid any distractions which take you off track. If necessary, tell people around you what you are attempting to accomplish, so you will be less likely to be interrupted.

Development Materials Recommended
  1. Development Book Suggestions:
    "Time Management for Busy People"  by Roberta Roesch
    "Time Management" by Marc Mancini

Personal Development Suggestions
Emotional Development - measures ego, self-esteem and emotional maturity compared to chronological age (age from date of birth).

You have a strong sense of urgency concerning what you desire to see accomplished. However, you can be a very impatient individual who expects a great deal from yourself and, at times, others. When you do not reach the goals you have set for yourself, even though they may have been unrealistic to begin with, you can begin to lose confidence in yourself. You like to see immediate results and can become your own worst critic.

Your self-affirmation sentence:
"I am patient and realistic in my goals."
    Steps to Effect Change
  1. If you feel your self-confidence is not what it should be, write down ten good things about yourself. Focus on these good traits you possess, rather than the negative traits. With the negative traits, ask yourself if there are any you can change. If so, plan how you might change them. Try to learn to accept the negatives you are powerless to change.

  2. You may need to work to control your temper and emotions when faced with confrontation, disappointment or failure. Ask yourself if there is anything you could have done to prevent the problem. If not, you must learn to accept occasional setbacks you have no control over.

  3. You need to build ego streangth and personal ability to achieve. Set goals high enough to have something to strive toward, but not so high as to cause frustration. One way to accomplish this is to set goals in steps, whereby you reach one small goal which then leads to another, until the ultimate goal you want to accomplish is within reach. In this manner, each small step you reach will be an accomplishment which boosts your morale.

  4. If you become impatient with yourself or someone else, step away from the situation and ask yourself how important the situation really is. More often than not, you will find that you are getting impatient and stressed because of something which is really quite insignificant.
Development Materials Recommended
  1. Development Book Suggestions:
    "Overcoming Anxiety At Work" by Vincent & Jane Miskell
    "Dealing With People You Can't Stand" by Dr. Rick Brinkman