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Skills: Diplomacy/Tact

Diplomacy/Tact

Effectively handling difficult or sensitive situations concerning others.

  • Maintains good relationships with others through fair treatment and respect.
  • Respects diversity in race, national origin, religion, gender, lifestyle, age, and disability.
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About Skills

The type of skills on the Indigo Report are soft skills, also called 21st Century Skills. Soft skills are based on experience and relate to how you interact with others and personal qualities that you bring to a team. The good news is that skills are just strengths you can learn. While some skills may come more naturally to you, it is possible to learn any skill.

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Skills: Decision Making

Decision Making

Utilizing effective processes to make decisions.

  • Can make tough decisions in a timely manner.
  • Creates a rationale for making decisions.
  • Willing to correct wrong decisions when necessary.
  • Defends rationale for decisions when necessary.
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About Skills

The type of skills on the Indigo Report are soft skills, also called 21st Century Skills. Soft skills are based on experience and relate to how you interact with others and personal qualities that you bring to a team. The good news is that skills are just strengths you can learn. While some skills may come more naturally to you, it is possible to learn any skill.

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Skills: Creativity/Innovation

Creativity/Innovation

Ability to formulate new approaches, ideas, concepts and methods.

  • Expresses non-traditional perspectives and/or novel approaches.
  • Encourages and promotes innovation.
  • Develops and tests new ideas to explain or solve issues.
  • Imagines new or revolutionary concepts.
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About Skills

The type of skills on the Indigo Report are soft skills, also called 21st Century Skills. Soft skills are based on experience and relate to how you interact with others and personal qualities that you bring to a team. The good news is that skills are just strengths you can learn. While some skills may come more naturally to you, it is possible to learn any skill.

Watch more skills videos here:  indigoeducationcompany.com/indigo-skills-videos/

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Skills: Continuous Learning

Continuous Learning

Taking initiative in learning new concepts and methods.

  • Demonstrates curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Actively interested in new technologies, processes, and methods.
  • Spends considerable effort on learning.
  • Identifies uses for knowledge.
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About Skills

The type of skills on the Indigo Report are soft skills, also called 21st Century Skills. Soft skills are based on experience and relate to how you interact with others and personal qualities that you bring to a team. The good news is that skills are just strengths you can learn. While some skills may come more naturally to you, it is possible to learn any skill.

Watch more skills videos here:  indigoeducationcompany.com/indigo-skills-videos/

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Skills: Analytical Problem Solving

Analytical Problem Solving

Analyzing, diagnosing, and resolving problems.

  • Utilizes logic and systematic processes to analyze and solve problems.
  • Defines the causes, effects, impact, and scope of problems.
  • Evaluates the potential impact of possible solutions and selects the best one.
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About Skills

The type of skills on the Indigo Report are soft skills, also called 21st Century Skills. Soft skills are based on experience and relate to how you interact with others and personal qualities that you bring to a team. The good news is that skills are just strengths you can learn. While some skills may come more naturally to you, it is possible to learn any skill.

Watch more skills videos here:  indigoeducationcompany.com/indigo-skills-videos/

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Understanding Indigo: Utilitarian

Desire for a return on investment of time, energy, or money.

People who have a High Utilitarian motivator want an opportunity to get a practical return for their resources. High Utilitarians feel more engaged when they understand the return on investment they will get from their education. Passionate Utilitarians want to be surrounded by people who are going places and care about ROI. If you are High Utilitarian, look into taking business classes.

Passionate Utilitarians tend to fit less well in most school environments, because Utilitarian is generally the last motivator of educators. Keeping this in mind, it’s important you make sure the program/major/college you choose helps you to achieve your personal goals as quickly as possible. Do your research – an alternative pathway may appeal to you.

Reflection Questions: High Utilitarian

If Utilitarian is one of your top two motivators, consider the questions below.  Remember, the higher your score is, the more you may feel passionate about that motivator. If you have a very high score, think about how it might stand out in your life and how you can use your passion in practical ways. The lower your score is, the more negative you probably feel about that motivator. 

    • What role does money play in your decisions?
    • What kind of rewards do you prefer?
    • How do you strive for more efficiency and productivity in your life?
    • How do you drive towards tangible, practical results?
    • Do you feel like additional education here will help you reach your goal efficiently?
    • Have you looked into ways to achieve your dream career?
    • Motivators can help you know what you want most out of your career and future plans. Do your future plans align with your top motivators?

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Understanding Motivators: Aesthetic

Desire for form, harmony, balance, or beauty

People who have a High Aesthetic motivator want to be in an environment that fits well with them. If the environment feels off to them, it can affect their ability to perform in school and the workplace. Also, some Aesthetics desire the opportunity to create their own expression of harmony and balance through a specific art medium. If you are a High Aesthetic, think about what that art medium is and how you can incorporate it into your life, education, or career.

Passionate Aesthetics tend to be greatly affected by their physical environment. The atmosphere or appearance of a workplace can even affect their performance. Therefore it is critical they physically visit prospective workplaces.

Reflection Questions: High Aesthetic

If Aesthetic is one of your top motivators, consider the questions below.  Remember, the higher your score is, the more you may feel passionate about that motivator. If you have a very high score, think about how it might stand out in your life and how you can use your passion in practical ways. The lower your score is, the more negative you probably feel about that motivator. 

    • What kinds of environments do you enjoy?
    • What environments make you uncomfortable?
    • When you feel most like your authentic or true self, what are you doing? Where are you?
    • How do you like to express yourself creatively? Do you have an outlet for your artistic pursuits?
    • What are you sensitive to (crowds, noise, colors, people being OK, stress, etc.)?
    • What sort of environment do you want to live in in the future?
    • Motivators can help you know what you want most out of your career and future plans. Do your future plans align with your top motivators?

For more information about the Indigo Assessment, visit https://www.indigoeducationcompany.com/indigo-assessment/

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Understanding Indigo: Traditional

Desire to live by a personal set of principles, standards, or beliefs.

People who have a High Traditional motivator need an environment where their beliefs are acknowledged and respected. They do not necessarily need everyone to share their beliefs — but acknowledgement and respect are crucial for building a healthy relationship. If you are a High Traditional, look for opportunities that validate and/or allow you to share your beliefs.

You will enjoy having a group of likeminded people who share your particular belief system. Whether it is a culture, religion, or way of thinking, look for organizations where you can meet these people. Keep in mind that Low Traditionals might not understand why you feel so strongly in certain areas. Look for employers that align with or value your way of living.

Reflection Questions: High Traditional

If Traditional is one of your top two motivators, consider the questions below.  Remember, the higher your score is, the more you may feel passionate about that motivator. If you have a very high score, think about how it might stand out in your life and how you can use your passion in practical ways. The lower your score is, the more negative you probably feel about that motivator.

    • What are your guiding principles?
    • Where do your traditional values come from? Family? Faith? Culture? Something else?
    • What are your personal rules for living? This might be a list of “shoulds” or things you believe and hold yourself accountable to.
    • Have you looked into cultural or religious offerings that will meet your needs?
    • Does your work/school reflect and honor your values?
    • Are you comfortable expressing your principles or values at work?
    • Motivators can help you know what you want most out of your career and future plans. Do your future plans align with your top motivators?

For more information about the Indigo Assessment, visit https://www.indigoeducationcompany.com/indigo-assessment/

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Understanding Indigo: Theoretical

Desire to learn for the sake of knowledge.

People who have a High Theoretical motivator love learning-oriented challenges—anything where they can learn a new skill. Some Theoreticals will want to go deep on a handful of subjects, while others will be all over the place with their learning. Many Theoreticals go on to Masters or Doctoral degrees.

If you are a High Theoretical, you should figure out the particular way you approach learning and look for challenges and opportunities that will push you to go deeper in your studies. When you look at future career options, make sure there are opportunities for continuous learning and intellectual growth. Seeking out a group of friends who are interested in similar topics will feel stimulating and exciting.

As a passionate Theoretical, you might run the risk of going so deep in an interest area that you lose interest in other topics. If that is the case, find a more specialized educational program or job where you can dedicate more time to go as deep as possible in your specialty.

Reflection Questions: High Theoretical

If Theoretical is one of your top two motivators, consider the questions below.  Remember, the higher your score is, the more you may feel passionate about that motivator. If you have a very high score, think about how it might stand out in your life and how you can use your passion in practical ways. The lower your score is, the more negative you probably feel about that motivator.

    • How do you like to learn?
    • What topics excite you?
    • What do you want to learn about that relates to your other top motivator?
    • Write about your favorite learning experience, project, or assignment.
    • Do you have opportunities to learn everything you are interested in?
    • Can you get involved in ground breaking research in your field?
    • Motivators can help you know what you want most out of your career and future plans. Do your future plans align with your top motivators?

For more information about the Indigo Assessment, visit https://www.indigoeducationcompany.com/indigo-assessment/

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