People ‘receive’ when they listen patiently and observe attentively in order to gather information.

Think of an antenna that can receive signals. The more sensitive or larger the antenna is, the more signals are received.

The higher the score on “receiving”, the more curious they are about the way other people live and the more they try to understand the behaviour of others. With this knowledge they can show interest in the ups and downs of others, adjust their own behaviour and also know what is expected of them. They pick up body language faster and can develop social and emotional intelligence. They then use social information to deal with people ‘smartly’.

Job options: Functions in which people are central. Care & nursing, education, psycho-social-cultural sector, service provision, sales, people-management, reception and counter functions, executive functions as part of a team, guarding, speech therapist, counselling functions, hairdresser…

The lower the score on “receiving”, the fewer people allow themselves to be influenced by what others say. They have less interest in the world and experiences of others. They pick up fewer signals and are also less sensitive to what people think (of them). They are especially open to signals that relate to their own areas of interest or to clear and unambiguous signals.

Job options: Functions that require a lot of task-oriented concentration or where it is best not to be too sensitive; surgeon, quality controller, welder, pilot, air traffic controller, software developer, isolated functions (e.g. farmer), crisis manager…

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