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Appreciation

Appreciation

Definition: Focusing on the positive side of people, things and situations rather than the negative side. Attention to the quality, beauty, worth or value of people, things and situations.

Greater Description: Opposite of the Critical trait which finds faults in people or things. If this trait is too high, the person will tend to overlook faults when they are there; if the trait is too low, the person will tend to see faults when there aren’t any or aren’t important. This is only a problem if the Critical trait is too high.

Most people who score low on this trait will have a difficult time accepting they criticize others. They usually think the Assessment result is reading the criticism they have for themselves.

What the Trait is NOT: This trait does not measure empathy although high appreciation will tend to indicate it. This trait does not measure appreciation of self or self-criticism even though most people who criticize others will criticize themselves too. This trait does not measure one’s willingness or ability to EXPRESS what one appreciates.

Closely related traits: Critical as an attitude trait and Empathy.

Recommended Pre-Hire Assessments: SL Behavioral Aptitude and IC Behavioral Aptitude

TRAIT RANGES:

Extreme Low: 0 to 9. These people are very critical of others. This is also an indicator of attitude problems and is included in the attitude results under the critical trait.

Low Range: 10 to 35. In this range, the person will see imaginary or exaggerated faults in others. This is also an indicator of attitude problems and is included in the attitude results under the critical trait.

Medium Range: 36 to 60. Shows good balance and would be acceptable to most positions. As a supervisor, when this person disciplines, coaches or corrects something, he or she will do it in an even manner. This trait in this range would not adversely affect any position.

High Range: 61 to 95. These people see things in a positive light when they shouldn’t. This person is too optimistic or too agreeable or both. This person is likely to have low standards.

Extreme High: 96 to 100. These people see things in a positive light when they shouldn’t. They are far too optimistic and too agreeable. These people are likely to have very low standards. This is not an indicator of integrity/attitude problems.

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