Is about the ability to interpret, transmit and receive verbal messages, how to understand words and can indicate their meaning. It describes how effectively and rigorously the individual uses his verbal ability during time pressure
People with a high verbal ability handle language effectively and stringently – also under time constraints. One can measure a person’s verbal abilities in different ways. We have chosen to measure synonyms and antonyms. In that respect, the test measures the individual’s vocabulary. But because there is a high correlation between the individual’s vocabulary and speaking ability, we use synonyms and antonyms for the sake of effectiveness. The result is still a sufficiently good indication of the individual’s verbal ability in a more general sense. At the same time, one should be aware during the interpretation of the results that the evaluation can be biased against people who have grown up in other geographic language areas or environments, or against those who are sensitive to stress.
People with a high score in verbal ability have a well-developed sense for language. They use their language effectively, which is important for all professions involving frequent contact with clients or where one is dependent on the individual’s ability to read and write.
Even at the management level, it’s naturally important to be able to effectively understand and read texts, as well as being able to draw relevant conclusions from a written text.
Is about the ability of logical thinking during time pressure. It indicates the ability to think and reason in a consistent and coherent manner under stress
People with a highly developed ability for logical thinking, they reason in a consequential and congruent fashion – even with a time constraint. Logical thinking can be especially important within certain occupations. This applies to, for example, technical occupations like IT and programming, higher management with strategic responsibilities or strategic projects. Logical ability generally has a very prognostic value for many different professions.
It’s also often important where academic education is required. Logical ability can be measured in a variety of ways. We measure it partially through a spatial test, which is about a ”helicopter perspective” and to draw reasonable and rational conclusions with insufficient data. We partially measure the individual’s logical ability to make deductions and logical conclusions. People with a high logical ability have a well-developed capacity to make rational conclusions, which is important for all qualified occupations.
Even at the management level it’s obviously vital to be able to draw logical conclusions effectively and rationally, from incomplete information.
The test consists of the following sections that describe each trait being measured.