Temperament For The Job

8 Handle Responsibilities, Choices, Decisions: accept, assume, handle, and/or be accountable for individual responsibilities, choices, decisions and options. Psychologically, this includes both initiative and coping. It might or it might not mean or suggest management responsibilities. It does mean a person can be counted on for some individual responsibility or duty.

Handle responsibilities, choices, decisions requiring willing acceptance of responsibility, and exercise authority or authorization for thinking, decisions, and action when confronted with important, critical, or unexpected situations with minimum stress or reaction; see and think holistically , conceptually and strategically. This may indicate a take charge or given charge management orientation. It may be a philosophical ability to have new ideas and make important decisions. It may be technical engineering or systems capability.

High motivation indicates that this person subjectively exercises responsibility for social, vocational, or recreational perceptions, thinking, options, choices, decisions, and actions. This is a broad scoped, important, in-depth factor which includes social, leadership, management, and mental activities. Responsibilities which fit this person's orientation are identified by many Worker Trait Code factors. There is a great variety of possibilities, so no assumptions should be made until all Worker Trait Code sections are reviewed. The purpose of this factor is to emphasize that a high motivation indicates that this person accepts, assumes, and acts responsibly (and probably assertively) relative to the exercise of talents—and those talents might apply to various forms of leadership. Perception, thinking, and action tend to be in the context of the big picture. Thinking is holistic, conceptual, exploratory, and analytical.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person willingly accepts responsibility for exercising motivated talents. These may include leadership and/or management talents and, therefore, involve responsibilities for others. This is an important, broad, in-depth factor which includes social, leadership, management and mental activities. As this person's appraisal is read, it is important to identify specific talents which should underlie vocational responsibilities. Perception and thinking include seeing the big picture and handling responsibilities in that context.
Low motivation indicates that this person does not want primary responsibility for exercising options, decisions, and actions relative to future possibilities and choices. Personal awareness, activities, roles, and relationships are based on current knowledge, experience, and/or relationships. Abstract, theoretical, hypothetical, and intangible matters are not a part of every-day perceptions and thinking.