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Personal Development - Test Six - How innovative is your problem-solving approach?

This test is designed to help you identify your preferred style for solving problems and is based on the work of Dr John Egger. It should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Each of us has different problem-solving approaches and this test will help you work out your style and give you some suggestions for your development.

Answer the questions below and then click submit.

Please rate each statement as follows:

  • Very much like me
  • A lot like me
  • Not sure
  • A little like me
  • Not at all like me

1. When I am stuck, I will always think of something.
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2. I enjoy detailed work.
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3. I would sooner create something new than improve it.
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4. I am prudent when dealing with authority or general opinion.
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5. I never act without proper authority.
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6. I never seek to bend (much less break) the rules.
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7. I like bosses and work patterns which are consistent.
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8. I hold back ideas until they are obviously needed.
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9. I have fresh perspectives on old problems.
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10. I like to vary set routines at a moments notice.
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11. I prefer changes to occur gradually.
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12. I am thorough.
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13. I am a steady plodder.
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14. I cope with several new ideas and problems at the same time.
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15. I am consistent.
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16. I am able to standout in disagreement against a group of colleagues.
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17. I stimulate ideas in people around me.
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18. I usually agree with the team at work.
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19. I have original ideas.
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20. I master all the details.
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21. I generate lots of different ideas.
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22. I prefer to work on one problem at a time.
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23. I am methodical and systematic.
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24. I often risk doing things differently.
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25. I often work in a very prescribed way.
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26. I like to impose strict order on matters within own control.
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27. I like very precise instructions.
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28. I fit readily into most systems.
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29. I need the stimulation of frequent change.
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30. I prefer colleagues who never rock the boat.
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31. I am predictable.
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