In early 2017, Aimee chose to complete "Aptitude Testing" at the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation.  As their website states: 

"Aptitudes are natural abilities for doing, or learning to do, certain kinds of things easily and quickly. Are you good at generating ideas, or analyzing numerical information? Can you think three-dimensionally or organize information quickly? Those are examples of aptitudes, and each occupation uses a different combination of aptitudes.
Every occupation, whether it is engineering, medicine, law or management, uses certain aptitudes. The work you are most likely to enjoy and be successful in is work that uses your aptitudes. For example, if you are an engineer but possess aptitudes not used in engineering, your work might seem unrewarding. If you lack the engineer's aptitudes, your work may be difficult or unpleasant."

Imagine Aimee's surprise (and the surprise of the Administrator) when her results came back as you see below:


These results were explained as follows by the Administrator of the test:

  1. Aimee shows a natural mastery of every aptitude (any bar in the "high" range indicates mastery. In some cases, multiple tests are given for a single aptitude, so the results of all tests should be reviewed together to assess the mastery of the aptitude).
  2. Typical test results for an individual will show only 2-3 natural aptitudes.
  3. In their nearly 100 years of administering tests, they have never seen a result like Aimee's.  In fact, on the "Memory for Design" test, they stated that Aimee scored the highest score yet recorded.
  4. What these results mean is that Aimee can quickly and easily learn, adapt and excel at anything that she is presented with; no challenge seeming too difficult. This is an especially desirable trait in think tanks, product design roles, brainstorming and product development.


© 2017 Aimee Chaouch