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Strong Observation and Your 2-D Visual Ability

The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) objectively measures two natural abilities specifically related to two-dimensional visual tasks. In fact, when a person’s scores are strong in both of these abilities simultaneously, it typically means there is a need to use them[...]

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Why Is My Boss Avoiding Me?

You and your boss get along fine. You work together well, but you just don’t feel like you know him at all. No one on your team does. As soon as a meeting is over, he disappears into his office,[...]

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The Ability to Learn Languages Easily

Which of these scenarios describes you best: 1. You’re required to learn another language in order to graduate, communicate with coworkers, or get around a place you will be visiting. No matter how hard you try, it’s just not happening.[...]

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Why Is Your Boss a Micro-Manager?

We’ve all been there. You are assigned a project. You do the job and feel pretty good about it until your boss swoops in and picks it all apart. Or, maybe your boss doesn’t even let you get that far.[...]

list of whole person method definitions

Highlands Whole Person Method Definitions

This is our epic list of natural ability definitions commonly used throughout the process of The Highlands Whole Person Method, which includes the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB), our career aptitude test. Analytical Thinking Analytical thinkers recognize a logical structure among related[...]


Natural Abilities In Real Life: A Look at Visual Proficiency

The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) measures several aptitudes related to how your eyes evaluate, use, and retain information. The HAB measures Observation (ability to notice small/detailed visual discrepancies) Design Memory (ability for the eyes to recall visual patterns such as[...]

natural ability to think in short term or long term, like runners

Who Are the Sprinters and Runners on Your Team?

Some people are better at short-term planning while others excel at long-range planning. Let’s call one a sprinter and the other a distance runner. How do you tell who is a sprinter and who is a distance runner? Don’t say,[...]

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Why Is Your Boss So Dismissive?

We all have our moments when we dismiss another person’s idea. Then again, we all have our moments when we can be understanding and patient. But, sometimes some of us are more dismissive or more understanding more of the time.[...]