Measures the degree to which the individual is likely to be candid and accurate in his/her responses and is therefore not trying to outsmart the test in an effort to present him/herself in a more favorable light. The results of this scale should be used as a "red flag" to make you aware that some candidates may be trying to "fake" the test. For example, if a candidate scores High on the behavioral scales in this assessment and he/she scores Low on Candidness, there is the chance that he was able to elevate his/her scores on the assessment by trying to make him/herself look good. High behavioral scale scores that are accompanied by Low Candidness scores warrants some additional follow-up during the interview or reference checks to confirm the candidate's behavioral scale scores are in line with his/her previous work history.
Measures the degree to which the individual is inventive and creative in their thoughts and ideas. This characteristic is important for jobs requiring innovative thinking (e.g., creative positions, marketing, product development and some management jobs).
Measures the degree to which the individual is a hard worker. Takes pride in the quality of his/her work and believes that hard work leads to success.
Measures the degree to which the individual attempts to solve problems instead of avoiding them. Is not afraid to be the first to try something new. Always looks for ways to better self. Actively participates in work projects or meetings instead of sitting back and watching.
Measures the degree to which the individual is willing to learn from others and from his/her own mistakes. Is not stubborn. Listens to the needs and advice of others. Is open to new ideas and concepts.
Measures the degree to which the individual consistently approaches work duties and projects with a positive attitude. Is always optimistic. Seldom worries and always exhibits a positive demeanor.
Measures the degree to which the individual enjoys working on mentally challenging tasks, enjoys problem solving and utilizes creative thinking when engaged in problem solving activities. Some examples of jobs where this ability would be appropriate would be jobs in product development, marketing or research-oriented jobs. Also, jobs that require coming up with enhancements to current processes and procedures.