A reporter (whose byline appears elsewhere on this page) took Ability Potentials' full range of tests. In the course of three hours, he found himself:

Doing as fast as he could a page of tiny circles.

Listening to a series of musical notes and trying, on a replay, to determine which had been changed.

Squeezing a device to measure his grip.

Writing a five-minute answer to a silly (by design) question.

Glancing at a photograph of a dozen or more objects and then trying to remember which had been omitted, or changed in the next photo.

The results indicated he should be happy in the job. They confirmed his belief that he would make a lousy mechanic, accountant or scientist.

They showed that he:

Is a generalist.

Has a good vocabulary.

Is high in concept organization.

Is well above average in idea productivity. (Good for a factual writer perhaps not high enough to write a novel.)

Has an immediate time-frame orientation, which means he would be happier seeing the results of this work now rather than five years later. (A reporter's work usually is published within days, if not hours, of completion.)

If the reporter were job-hunting, says Ability Potentials, his combination of abilities should lead him to consider editing or political/education research.

His combination of abilities -- the reporter has made sure his bosses know -- also give him "an excellent profile for executive management."