1.9 LANGUAGE CAPACITY
Four language traits are included in the narrative to cover basic activities that utilize words. They aren’t very specific, but there are related factors for literary, journalistic, and communicative activities in the Interest, Temperament, Data, People, Aptitude and Reasoning sections. If a high motivational and/or preference level exists for one or more factors in this section, scan those other sections to discover preferences the individual has for those activities. Not all jobs call for orators or authors, while some jobs require such skills.
Robert is highly motivated to consider creative writing and communicating at professional levels. Preferences are holistic, conceptual, imaginative, and creative. “Ideas trigger more ideas” can probably be said about Robert. High motivational levels for this worker trait indicate an interactive combination of literary and philosophical traits. As Dean W. R. Inge said, “Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.” That probably makes a great deal of sense to Robert. Motivation at this level indicate preferences that probably include writing fiction, poetry, scripts for movies or television, advertising copy, marketing copy, teaching creative writing, etc.
Robert is motivated to describe, explain, teach, illustrate, and interpret. This is a journalistic trait dedicated to inform people. Social, leadership, influential, technical, service, and functional traits are involved as well. Therefore, it is necessary to review all worker traits to more closely identify Robert’s preferences relative to this trait.
Robert’s vocational preferences include such activities as gathering, processing, recording, transmitting, filing, and/or retrieving information. Key preferences lean toward proper language usage, spelling and punctuation; referencing, filing, and retrieval abilities; and attention to detail.
Robert does not pay particularly close attention to non-motivational information, data, or detail such as elementary and basic instructions. The natural preference may be to simply use common sense or to experiment in order to figure it out.