Interest In Job Content

The Interest section identifies the ideal job content for this person by identifying the human talents, called Worker Traits, which he/she brings to the job. These talents are listed in their order of motivational priority and are central to the vocational potential of an individual. Typically, what one wants to do is that which he/she is most likely to do. If it is done often enough, (including training for it) the interest will turn into real skills, and then, he/she will stay on that job.

9 Nonsocial Processes, Operations, or functions: preference for or comfort with activities that are done apart from, or independent of, people. Because many of the activities are most efficiently done if not interrupted by social contact or activity, this can be a valuable factor in productivity, efficiency, quality, concentration and dedication. This is often related to the worker traits called "Physical Work With Materials, Tools, Equipment" or "Technical, Scientific Interests and Skills."

Non-social procedures, operations or functions requiring work activity which is independent of, or apart from people-such as technical, mechanical, procedural, agricultural or outdoor work. It often requires self-sufficiency and responsibility for one's own performance.

High motivation indicates that this person is socially independent. This allows, often encourages, activities which do not require, permit, or encourage association or interaction with others during projects and shifts, for extended periods of time. Emphasis is not on what this person is doing, but that it is willingly or intentionally apart from others. This trait, by itself, does not imply or suggest anti-social or selfish attitudes. It only identifies social independence for vocational or recreational activities. Scientists, engineers, persons engaged in agricultural vocations, and night-shift service workers often rate in this factor.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person enjoys social or vocational interaction with others, but is not dependent on direct contact and association. If some work responsibilities or activities require functioning apart from others, it can be done without the need of social breaks to be with others. This flexibility is an asset in trade activities, operating machines or equipment, and in many technical and outdoor activities.
Low motivation indicates that this person needs to be with people and will avoid activities which are done apart from others. Low motivation indicates that this person considers one-among-others togetherness as an essential environment for personal, work, and/or recreational activities.