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.

7 Technical, Scientific interests and skills: curious about the nature, function, and utility of things; inclined to inquire, explore, experiment; methodical and procedural; systematic in search for insight, information, solutions.

Technical, scientific interests and skills requiring functional curiosity, inquiry, exploration, innovation, design, and application relative to new possibilities and options in the use of tools, procedures, systems, machines, equipment, or scientific principles and methods. It is based on systematic search for new possibilities, options, resources, methods, and/or systems to make progress or solve existing problems.

High motivation indicates that this person has natural savvy and curiosity about the nature of things, and about what makes things tick, and possesses a mind which is inquisitive, exploratory, analytical, and experimental. Technical orientation is often the interaction of two or more of these traits: scientific, natural/outdoor, mechanical, and managerial. It is important to identify the other traits involved to determine whether a high motivation indicates that this person is more technical , scientific or systems-oriented, or if these talents are balanced.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person has a curiosity and awareness about the nature and utility of things. Analysis and experimentation are a part of vocational and recreational activities. But those are probably not specialized or professional activities. Instead, they are a part of a mix of functional talents. This technical orientation causes this person to think systematically, and want to have some developmental or experimental challenge in activities.
Low motivation indicates that this person is not interested in scientific research of a technical nature; or in technical systems, equipment, programs or activities. That strongly suggests that trait combinations and/or trait motivations for scientific and/or technical activities (e.g., scientific, natural/outdoor, mechanical, mathematical, and/or managerial) are not vocationally important. Scientific and/or technical activities are called "Classic" by Robert Persig. The opposite orientation is called "Romantic" and tends toward social and cultural emphasis.