Data: Priority and Preference of Mind Activity

2 Analyze: Investigate, Research, Experiment: logically identifying, comparing and evaluating the contextual relation of parts to the whole, or relation of parts to parts in the context of the whole; working toward options and alternatives relative to the evaluation of that which is 'at hand'. This is not synthesizing; it is not just comparing; nor is it computing.

Analyze: investigate, research, experiment required to analytically look for relationships, utility, strategies and options relative to the big picture, pieces of the picture, or pieces relative to pieces in the context of the big picture; develop understanding of what can be done with what is at hand. This is not intuition; neither is it computation. It is in between. It includes curiosity and innovation.

High motivation indicates that this person is curious, inquisitive, investigative, exploratory, analytical, and experimental. Words such as if and why are central to this trait. It is a factor which fits exactly between synthesizing and comparing with emphasis on Synthesizing. Analysis is more than seeing the big picture, or seeing how the pieces fit the big picture. It includes non-linear speculating about new forms, possibilities, relations and fits. In other words, it tends to be an executive function dedicated to possibilities.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person has analytical, research and innovative talents. Mental activity has an objective of new breakthroughs, innovative pathways, and achievement of developmental progress. It is important to determine where this analytical a part of mental activity fits with other mental traits and their priorities. It assures that this person is open to new ideas and also motivated to identify the usefulness of those ideas.
Low motivation indicates that this person is not oriented toward analytical, exploratory or investigative activities. This is suggestive of one of three other mental orientations, or the combination of two of those:
  1. Imaginative, creative, abstract perception and thought (rather than logic per se);
  2. methodical, linear computation or reasoning; or
  3. natural, subconscious savvy directly connected with sensory or sensory/physical talents. It is important to determine, by reviewing all Worker Trait Code sections, which of those orientations fit this person.