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Postby bartlby » Wed May 31, 2006 1:45 pm

I believe this is Hank's current site. I did some work with him years ago, and when I first picked up Barbara's book I thought, \"Ah! Finally! Someone has broken through with a TMA handbook.\"
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Postby Scenario Thinker » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:36 pm

I'm fixing this post from a page ago. It got messed up on one of the board conversions. This is NOT the latest info I have to report for my recent test.

Scenario Thinker wrote:The Rockport Insitute test had some similar tested abilities that I've named in RED below the aptitude below. I might go look my results up and see if I can match more. One thing, if you were to go to the Johnson O'connor test place, they could have equipment that might test more abilities than Rockport could. It was just paper and pencil, so limited in what you can do.
List of Apparently Independent and Unlearned Aptitudes

A. Category: Reasoning/Processing
1. Systems reasoning: an information organizing aptitude that takes data and puts it into a system, or takes data and organizes it into a system. Often the basis of an interest in history. Analyzing things. Useful for programmers, editors, process planners.
2. Flash reasoning: condition of (mostly) accurately jumping to conclusions, quickly seeing discrepancies and errors, with a need to be critical and answer questions. Natural debaters, they take strong partisan positions. Therapists, troubleshooters, detectives, lawyers. They tested Diagnostic Reasoning.
3. Cause/effect reasoning: seeing extended parallel cause and effect sequences. This awareness of the long term makes it easier to conceptualize and achieve long-term goals in diverse areas.
4. Numerical reasoning: a feel for the patterns and rhythms in numbers. Arithmetical type activities. They had numerical patterns, but not necessarily arithmetic.
5. Logical reasoning: naturally processing data in the form of syllogisms. Programmers, logicians. They tested Logical Reasoning.

B. Category: States of Being
1. Mechanical/spatial: an aptitude for things and 3D space. Mostly found together, the mechanical and spatial can exist separately. Engineers, air traffic controllers, doctors, truckers. They tested Spatial Reasoning.
2. Semantic equivalence: aptitude/need for group functioning, including people politics and the ability to identify with others, read vibes well. High: sales, management. Low: useful for specialists, artists and independent decision makers.
3. Idea production: rate at which ideas are produced (independent of idea quality). High: communicators of various types. Low: useful in high concentration areas like accounting, surgery. High Idea Flow.
4. Sensory discrimination: making fine sensory discriminations. Winemakers, coffee buyers, decorators.

C. Category: Memory/Perceptual Sensitivity
1. Observation: aptitude for looking at things, recognizing and remembering them.
2. Number (visual): remembering, noticing numbers. Yes, numerical and character memorization.
3. Design: sensitivity to and memory for designs. They tested this.
4. Word (visual): memory for and sensitivity to written words. Yes, numerical and character memorization.
5. Color: memory for and sensitivity to color.
6. Tone: memory for and sensitivity to tones.
7. Rhythm: memory for and sensitivity to rhythm and timing.
8. Number (audible): memory and sensitivity to spoken numbers.
9. Word (audible): memory and sensitivity to spoken words.

D. Miscellaneous
1. Near Point Visual Efficiency: close-in visual scanning as in paperwork, CRT screens. They tested clerical type work accuracy.
2. Finger dexterity: good hands.
3. Small tool dexterity: tweezers, eyebrow pencils. They tested how fast you could accurately fill in little dots on a page.
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