We talk a lot about natural abilities – naturally – since the Highlands Ability Battery reveals how you are hardwired to complete tasks. With this knowledge of yourself, you’ll see the types of roles you could excel at and how you learn best, how you are most comfortable communicating, and so much more.
Over the last year or so, we’ve created a series of articles that dive into most of the natural abilities revealed on the Highlands Ability Battery and how they could show up in the workplace. Here’s the summary of those posts.
Natural Abilities In Real Life: What Does Personal Style Look Like?
The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) includes 19 worksamples and measures natural abilities on 17 continuums. The first three continuums encompass Personal Style or how you do the things you do. Read: Personal Style in Real Life
Natural Abilities in Real Life: Navigate Your Ability to Solve Problems
Classification is basically how you solve problems diagnostically. This is your natural ability to work with complex information in a fast-paced, on-the-spot situation and reply with the “right” answers. Read: Natural Abilities in Real Life: Navigate Your Ability to Solve Problems
Idea Productivity in the Workplace
If you have High Idea Productivity, it’s easy for you to generate ideas quickly. That doesn’t mean your ideas are always good…it just means you have a lot of them. Read: Idea Productivity in the Workplace
Your Natural Ability to Organize Thoughts
Concept Organization is the ability to organize thoughts, your ability to create order, your orientation toward process, decision-making, and communication. Read: Your Natural Ability to Organize Thoughts
How the Classification and Concept Organization Abilities Influence One Another
How much do you use your diagnostic and analytical problem-solving abilities? Every person has a varying level of ability to apply this type of thinking, which is evident in the way we all solve problems differently. Read: How the Classification and Concept Organization Abilities Influence One Another
A Look at Spatial Reasoning and Lawyers, Engineers, and Artists, Oh My!
Our Spatial Abilities have a significant impact on how we reason through problems and many of us haven’t given it a second thought! Read: A Look at Spatial Reasoning
Spatial Relations Theory, A Natural Ability
Our Spatial Abilities have a significant impact on how we reason through problems, and the HAB measures two of these – Spatial Relations Visualization (SRV) and Spatial Relations Theory (SRT). Read: Spatial Relations Theory, A Natural Ability
Spatial Reasoning – The Blend Of Spatial Relations Theory and Visualization
People with strong Spatial Relations gravitate toward careers in engineering, architecture, computer engineering, hardware development, the tangible arts, and even some area of mathematics and finance. Having a connection to the concrete, tangible world makes things feel real. Read: Spatial Reasoning – The Blend Of Spatial Relations Theory and Visualization
Specialized Music Abilities
Looking at a combination of three specialized abilities, those who score in the high range on Tonal Memory, Rhythm Memory, and Pitch Discrimination have a drive to use this combination and maintain a connection to music. This connection can be in creating, producing, writing, directing, or something else that is directly related to music. Read: Specialized Music Abilities
Specialized Abilities and How You Learn Best
There are five Specialized Abilities measured by the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) that relate to taking in and recalling new information. They are Design Memory, Verbal Memory, Tonal Memory, Rhythm Memory, and Number Memory. Collectively, they are referred to as the Learning Channels, which describes the way you learn best. Read: Specialized Abilities and How You Learn Best
Natural Abilities In Real Life: A Look at Visual Proficiency
The HAB measures several aptitudes related to how your eyes evaluate, use, and retain information. Read: Natural Abilities In Real Life: A Look at Visual Proficiency
The Ability to Learn Languages Easily
While there are many reasons learning another language can be easy or difficult, the HAB measures several aptitudes that influence language learning. The two foundational influencers are Verbal Memory and Tonal Memory. Read: The Ability to Learn Languages Easily
Strong Observation and Your 2-D Visual Ability
The 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 in one of the scientific, technical, artistic, medical, design, or engineering careers. Those with this gift often key into how things “look”. Read: Strong Observation and Your 2-D Visual Ability
Now that you know, what do you think your natural abilities look like in life and the workplace?