Ability Combination Wheels
The benefit of the HAB is that not only will you learn about each of your abilities and what they mean individually, but the Highlands Company has also researched how these abilities show up in real life. In other words, you’re not just an Introvert or just a Specialist but they are working together. So, in addition to the standard Confidential Report you will receive a Career Exploration Report that looks at how your abilities work in combination with each other. During your debrief you will be able to look at the implications of those combinations and apply them to choosing work environments.
Personal Style Wheel
Personal Style indicates how a person interacts with others and how they approach tasks. Looking at how the Specialist/Generalist continuum and the Extrovert/Introvert continuum work together gives you a good view of how you work best in an environment.
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The Networker - High Extrovert and High Generalist
This does not specify a job title but an approach to working with people and tasks. A high Extrovert gets their energy from people, likes to process their ideas out loud and prefers environments that include people. A high Generalist enjoys working in groups to accomplish goals and solve problems. They have a big picture and don’t mind moving from task to task. They like consensus and don’t mind sharing credit as long as the team succeeds. This combination creates someone who can easily persuade others
The Administrator – High Introvert and High Generalist
Again, not a job title but an approach. This combination can feel a little incongruous. The high Generalist enjoys working in groups or teams with a common goal. The high Introvert gains energy from being alone and processing ideas inside their head. The Generalist in this combination enjoys a variety in activities. The Introvert prefers smaller groups or working behind the scenes. The administrator enjoys working on small teams behind the scenes to accomplish common goals.
The Detailed Communicator – High Specialist and High Extrovert
This combination can also feel a little incongruous. A Specialist prefers working independently on their own project. The Extrovert prefers working with people. Working together this combination creates someone who wants to dive deeply into a subject or project then wants to share that information. They enjoy the researching process as well as the presentation process. This is also a performer profile. For example, a dancer or actor, specializing in their craft and then sharing it with others.
The Detailed Researcher – High Specialist and High Extrovert
This title is more directly related to this combination result. A Specialist prefers to learn deeply about a subject that they oversee. An Introvert prefers to work independently. The Detailed Researcher can work independently for long periods of time and enjoys learning deeply about a subject.
The Versatile Link - Mid-range for Introvert/Extrovert and Specialist/Generalist.
This combination can translate between the high results for each of the continuum. They tend to complement the environments they work in. They are flexible and prefer to experience the different positions on the wheel. Each of the combinations can include mid-range scores as well. Maybe you can begin to see the impact that Specialist/Generalist and Introvert/Extrovert have on each other.
Reasoning Abilities Wheel
Your reasoning abilities are being used everyday. This is how you approach problem-solving and has an important impact on the work environment where you will thrive. The abilities combined here are Classification and Concept Organization.
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Consultative - High Classification and High Concept Organization
High Classification needs to have lots of problems to solve and enjoys a fast-pace environment. It's also the ability to derive solutions from information they may seem random or unrelated. High Concept Organization is the ability to put things in a logical and systematic order. Combining these abilities produces someone who can work in a high pressure fast-paced environment moving quickly from task to task or problem to problem. They are also able to communicate their decisions and thought processes effectively and concisely.
Diagnostic - High Classification and Low Concept Organizaion
Again, high Classification is the ability to solve problems quickly using data that may appear random. A challenge for high Classification is having difficulty explaining the reasoning behind a particular solution. Adding a low Concept Organization (which includes the ability to explain reasoning) keeps this combination one that arrives at correct decisions quickly but challenged to fully explain the steps taken. It works well in unstructured environments.
Analytical - Low Classification and High Concept Organization
Low classification enjoys time to solve and implement problems. High Concept Organization enjoys processes and procedures.This combination prefers to work through issues and problems in a methodical and structured way.
Pragmatic - Low Classification and Low Concept Organization
This is a great example of the idea that low scores are not bad as in a test. Low Classification prefers a slower pace and a structure to work within. A low Concept Organization result, while not preferring a structure, likes to work in roles that have consistency. How this presents in the real world are people who make decisions from experience or from their "gut". The important bit to understand here is the need for experience. Once that is achieved this combination can become the quickest problem solver!
Flexible - Mid Classification and Mid Concept Organization
The Flexible link is able to draw from each combination. They can think on their feet and put it all in order. In addition to drawing from each, this link provides a connection between the other combinations.
Spatial Reasoning Wheel
Spatial Reasoning includes the abilities of Spatial Relations Theory (SRT) and Spatial Relations Visualization (SRV). Together they are the ability to visualize and manipulate 3-dimensions in your mind. These abilities are associated with math and sciences.
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Spatial Creating/Engineering - High SRT and High SRV
A high SRT is the ability to theorize about how mechanical objects work. To understand how the system works together and the ability to re-work the system mentally. The ability to hypothesize. A high SRV is the ability to see in three dimensions when given two. (Looking at blueprints and visualizing the building). It's a preference for the tangible world. Together they prefer to answer the "how" (visualization) and the "why" (theory). Comfortable with spatial systems, manipulating them and implementing those systems in the structural world.
Theorizing - High SRT and Low SRV
Low SRV prefers the world of intangible ideas. They do not need to physically touch their work product. The high SRT is able to understand systems and work with them mentally. This combination works well with systems that involve people such as organizations or communities. Prefers to answer the questions "Why"
Executing - Low SRT and Low SRV
Low SRT prefers to deal with "what" is happening. Can work with a specific component but not interested in the whole. Approaches situations practically and in the moment. Low SRV is the world of ideas and people. This combination functions practically with an understanding of what needs to be accomplished and the ability to get going on a project.
Building "How" - Low SRT and High SRV