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The purpose of this questionnaire is to help you understand your thinking styles—how you tend to approach situations and make decisions. There are no right or wrong answers. Think about how you actually behave and choose the response that most accurately describes you.

Part 1
Directions: The following statements are about your tendencies—how you typically behave. Read each statement and decide to what extent this behavior describes you using the answer key to the right.

1. I am open to change.

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  • 2. Sometimes I need a push to get started.

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  • 3. I have many interests.

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  • 4. I am comfortable with criticism.

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  • 5. I enjoy solving mysteries.

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  • 6. I am good at carrying out plans.

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  • 7. I can ask the tough questions when needed.

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  • 8. I approach problems by putting them into a logical framework.

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  • 9. I am good at coming up with alternative solutions.

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  • 10. I am comfortable in ambiguous situations.

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  • 11. I am good at mobilizing resources and taking action.

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  • 12. I am curious about why things work the way they do.

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  • 13. I enjoy thinking about abstract ideas.

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  • 14. I adapt easily to a change of plans.

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  • 15. I place a high value on independent judgment.

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  • 16. I am comfortable challenging established practices.

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  • 17. I take a long-range view on topics.

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  • 18. I have a strong follow through on my plans.

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  • 19. I tend to try and please others.

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  • 20. I am good at making a connection among different ideas.

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  • 21. I respect people who think differently.

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  • 22. I follow through despite challenging obstacles.

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  • 23. I remain calm under pressure.

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  • 24. I can stand firm on tough issues.

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  • 25. I would rather find the truth than save someone's feelings.

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  • 26. I rarely accept information at face value.

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  • 27. I am good at sorting out a mess.

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  • 28. I am good at seeing the big picture and how pieces fit together.

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  • 29. My attention tends to wander.

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  • 30. I spend a lot of time second guessing myself.

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  • 31. I think before I speak.

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  • 32. Sometimes I take too long to make a decision.

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  • 33. I like to think through consequences before acting.

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  • 34. I am good at putting plans together.

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  • 35. Others describe me as wise.

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  • 36. I notice when details are missing.

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  • 37. It is easy for me to see both sides of an issue.

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  • 38. I am a good listener even when I don't agree.

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  • 39. I dislike complex problems.

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  • 40. I like to sort through facts and analyze information.

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  • 41. I tend to think deeply about topics.

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  • 42. I am quick to take initiative.

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  • 43. I thoughtfully weigh multiple sides before deciding.

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  • 44. I am good at pointing out inconsistencies in someone's thinking.

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  • 45. I ask a lot of how and why questions.

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  • 46. I am good at taking multiple needs into consideration.

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  • 47. I can manage many things at the same time.

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  • 48. I take time to reflect before acting.

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  • 49. I tend to analyze things.

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  • 50. I like to organize information into a strategy.

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  • 51. I like to probe deeply into a subject.

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  • 52. I am good at organizing disorder.

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  • 53. I take precautions to avoid problems.

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  • 54. I like to evaluate plans.

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  • 55. I am not easily distracted.

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  • 56. I am good at spotting trends.

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  • 57. Honesty is more important than tact.

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  • 58. I am comfortable being the nay-sayer.

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  • 59. I size up situations by placing them into context.

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  • 60. I enjoy intellectual activities.

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    Part 2
    Directions: The following list contains self-descriptions—how you would typically describe yourself. Read each self-description and decide to what extent the word describes you.

    1. Humanitarian

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  • 2. Intellectually Curious

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  • 3. Energetic

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  • 4. Good Listener

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  • 5. Frank

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  • 6. Wide Interests

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  • 7. Self-Disciplined

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  • 8. Tolerant of Ambiguity

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  • 9. Orderly

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  • 10. Independent

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  • 11. Wise

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  • 12. Steadfast

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  • 13. Reflective

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  • 14. Efficient

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  • 15. Open-Minded

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  • 16. Strategic

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  • 17. Innovative

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  • 18. Empathic

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  • 19. Fair-Minded

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  • 20. Clear Thinker

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  • 21. Systematic

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  • 22. Inquisitive

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  • 23. Tough-Minded

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  • 24. Persevering

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  • 25. Intuitive

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  • 26. Logical

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  • 27. Confident

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  • 28. Skeptical

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  • 29. Progressive

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  • 30. Planful

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  • 31. Perceptive

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