Aptitude: Mental, Perceptual, Sensory/Physical

V-Literary and/or Communicative Orientation: intentional exposure to communication from the minds of others, and communication to the minds of others via various `media' options; understand meaning and use of words related to ideas and use them effectively; comprehend language, understand relationship between words, and develop quality in communicative form and content.

Literary and/or communicative orientation requiring academic, scholastic, professional, literary, journalistic, cultural, and/or media ability to understand ideas and words; to effectively use ideas and words; and to effectively communicate them in written or oral form.

High motivation indicates that this person understands the 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 The source can be books, other publications, historical documents, research information, drama, movies, television, the new information highway via computer, etc.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—a bookworm for instance. 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 communicative—but it helps. When the trait is highly motivated, as it is here, it suggests both literary and communicative talent. By now, you can see that only a review of all Worker Traits will clearly show the specific content of this person's literary and/or communicative orientation.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person has literary and/or communicative talent which is sufficiently motivated 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 moderate motivation indicates that this person 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 a part of other activities—teaching, library work, publication, administration, etc.
Low motivation indicates that this person relies on ways other than literary to obtain or communicate information. Literary activity is a secondary process, not a direct experience. Example: Apprenticeship learning is more direct than classroom explanations, or information from a book. And it may be that low motivation indicates that this person relies on intuition, imagination, curiosity, investigation, analysis, and/or innovation to learn, gain knowledge, and experience, and then vocationally apply it. Review of Worker Trait factors will show his person's communicative orientation.