We “think” when we hurt our heads for a long time about math exercises or chemical formulas, but also when we fantasize or ponder.

The higher the score on “thinking”, the more people can find pleasure in solving a theoretical problem or question and the easier they deal with symbols such as musical notes, numbers and codes. They also often like a clear line between what is true and what is wrong, and they find support in the rational-logical understanding of the world.

Job options: Usually people who score high on “thinking” have a real need for a thought exercise in the job. However, as long as you don’t end up in a purely operational position, you’ll soon find yourself in a good position. Thinking also often helps you to make your own job more interesting. The real “thinkers” are mainly to be found within software development, technical or financial study/calculation environments, as a statistician, and/or within the academic (philosophical) world…

The lower the score on “thinking”, the more people prefer to follow their gut feeling and want to work with both feet on the ground in the here and now. They prefer practical challenges to theoretical ones and rely on their wealth of experience. A low score therefore says a lot more about the way of thinking (gut feeling versus rational-mathematical) than about IQ. In other words, people can be brilliant with a low score for thinking.

Job options: All functions in which it is important that you keep both feet on the ground and are mainly busy with the here-and-now. If you want to go higher up, you obviously have to be able to read ‘numbers and graphs’, which require a bit of ‘thinking’ effort.

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