The Science of People

85 Behavioral Traits

The SuccessFinder solution captures the unique complexity of individuals’ behavioral profiles with comprehensive explanations that provide deep insights.

Problem-Solving Styles

To be successful, a person must be able to conceptualize solutions to problems. This section addresses the unique style or type of intelligence. When we report on Problem Solving Style, we are talking about the way one is intelligent or how the intellect is manifested.

  • Analysis
  • Experiential Learning
  • Theoretical Reasoning
  • Common Sense
  • Street Sense
  • Linguistics
  • Quantitative Orientation
  • Intuition & Innovation
  • Reflectiveness

Interpersonal Styles

This dimension evaluates human relations skills. It considers the effectiveness of behavior towards others in interpersonal or social scenarios. The vital skills of interrelating with others are rarely taught in school settings. Yet, success on the job is getting things done through, with, and for people.

  • Humour
  • Assertion
  • Patience
  • Co-operation
  • Popularity & Visibility
  • Empathy
  • Tact & Presence
  • Delegation & Negotiation
  • Political Acumen

Working Styles

Productivity is closely associated with successful work habits. Some people demonstrate competency via action and results vs. intellectual sophistication alone.


  • Responsibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Written Communication
  • Versatility
  • Decisiveness
  • Profit Awareness
  • Efficiency
  • Flexibility
  • Structure

Means of Self-Assessment

Self-issues are important because everything one does or thinks is influenced by self-image. The issues in this self section may provide deeper understanding into the personality dynamics effecting the career strengths or career restraints in the other sections of this report.

  • Self-Development
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Realization
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Understanding
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Self-Respect
  • Self-Fulfillment
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Actualization


Life Priorities

The formula for a successful life requires achieving a well-balanced life.  Family, leisure, socializing, learning, health, community purpose, artistic-cultural expression and physical environment each account for 10% of the happiness quotient.

  • Health
  • Learning
  • Relaxation
  • Social
  • Community
  • Purpose
  • Family
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Career

Adaptation Strategies

We all cope with life’s problems in different ways. This section considers how one may respond under adverse conditions in order to cope with difficult emotionally challenging situations. The following descriptions may not relate in any way to one’s typical behavior on a day-to-day basis.

  • Erroneous Beliefs
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Constraint
  • Avoidance of Intimacy
  • Accident Proneness
  • Stress Intolerance
  • Perfectionism
  • Addiction
  • Workaholism
  • Somatic Concerns

Motivational Factors

Motivation gives direction to action. Success or failure rests upon a desire to accomplish something of significance. Below, is description of the Motivational issues that could affect the level of career success.

  • Stamina
  • Determination
  • Risk-Taking
  • Competitiveness
  • Drive
  • Initiative
  • Discipline
  • Industriousness
  • Goal-Setting

Work Incentives

What incentives motivate one to work? How important are financial reward, power or job security? In the following analysis, we have outlined the vocational incentives and assessed which are most motivating.

  • Adventure
  • Fraternity
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Wealth
  • Security
  • Humanitarianism
  • Complexity
  • Power
  • Recognition


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