Temperament For The Job

1 Change and Variety: Accept, Utilize, Cause Change: ability to seek and capitalize on change or variety; preference for a variety of activities and/or environments instead of steady ones.

Change and variety requiring progression of work activities characterized by frequent changes in location, function, or environment. Requires motivation, ability, flexibility, and/or willingness to not only accept change, but to prefer and thrive on change. This often includes or assumes that the job does not have repetition or sameness-and maybe not permanence. It does include mobility and flexibility.

High motivation indicates that this person seeks and needs change and variety. Change is motivating, stimulating, and energizing. This person looks for new options, challenges, assignments, acquaintances, relationships-even new careers in new places. A high motivation indicates that this person tires of sameness, repetition and routine-even in activities which were interesting at the start. Once things become routine, it is time to move on to more interesting things.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person readily adapts to change and may even be stimulated by it. Change is not so important that it forces termination or interruption of more routine activities engaged in. It is beneficial for some change, variety or developmental progress to be in this person's work and/or recreation. But it should not be unexpected, abrupt or radical change.
Low motivation indicates that this person is very attached to the familiar and simultaneously quite resistant to change. This is a homestead orientation where this person becomes sentimentally and emotionally attached to familiar surroundings, things, activities, habits, acquaintances, and relationships. Sudden, unexpected, or large changes cause instant negative reaction and stress-even where the change would be desired and sought by this person, if acquainted with the possibility, and enough time was allowed to adjust to the idea.