Interests

Interests factors and related items

Helping others

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Helping”: Interest in helping relationships with people from all age groups and includes activities such as liking to teach, provide for, support, and counsel others. 

Helping others in difficulty; Standing up for the weak; Helping others to achieve their goals; Making decisions based on joint discussion; Helping others to use technology; Empowering others to take responsibility

Being creative

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Artistic”: Interest in visual, performing, and literary arts. 

Preferring to deal with the whole rather than the details; Knowing my way around a subject area; Being creative myself; Engaging with art and culture; Designing my own projects; Being creative myself

Discovering nature

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Nature/Outdoors”: Interest in applying knowledge of the life sciences to plants and animals. 

Discovering something on my own; Discovering nature; Working and experiencing outdoors; Dealing with ecosystems; Understanding the whole system; Studying systems rather than controlling them

Technical development

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Mechanical”: Interest in understanding how machinery works and designing, installing, and maintaining machinery. Machinery includes large engines to machine tools.

Developing innovations; Concentrated work on a prototype; Technical development; Trying out technological innovations myself; Engaging with technology; Understanding outstanding ideas of others

Data-oriented analysis

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Data Processing”: Interest in the use of mathematics and systems for the analysis and interpretation of data and for clarifying and solving technical problems. 

Researching problems to create solutions; Making decisions based on data; Learning about data-based systems; Precise analysis and interpretation of data; Immersing myself in interesting literature; Having a good knowledge of analytical methods

Focusing on a subject matter

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Business Detail”: Interest in accounting, assessing, estimating, advising, and budgeting. 

Getting into a detail; Systematically evaluating projects; Taking responsibility as an expert; Working and concentrating indoors; Learning technical details; Focusing on becoming an expert

Responsible leadership

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Managing”: Interest in managing and planning the major activities of business or organizations and includes activities such as (...) communicating to others; organizing, coordinating, and supervising others; and persuading.

Commercialising innovations; Dealing with leadership issues; Ensuring that my project delivers its objective; Solving problems myself and making decisions; Planning projects and coordinating people; Taking responsibility for others

Achieving things together

Developed on the basis of the Personal Globe Inventory factor “Social Facilitating”: Interest in working with other people and includes activities such as selling, assisting, and providing information or administering such services. 

Strengthening my teamwork skills; Using technical tools to strengthen teamwork; Working with colleagues on exciting projects; Doing something as a team; Achieving things together; Solving problems through teamwork