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Simple SDTEST® Gives Great Possibilities

What's your favorite food - pizza or broccoli?

What's your favorite hobby - dancing or reading? Do you love recess or story time more? We all have different tastes and interests that make us one-of-a-kind! This is because we each have a unique set of values.


Values are what matter most to you deep down inside - kind of like your very favorite hobbies and activities. Your values are like your favorite hobbies - some kids love to draw, others enjoy playing sports. Values shape how you see the world. They guide your thoughts, feelings, and actions.


People sometimes describe values by colors. The color shows what traits and motives someone finds most important. Dark red values love adventure. Blue values follow the rules. Orange values achieve goals. We each blend a mix of color values in our own way.


Many tests try to reveal a person's color values. One is the SDTEST®. It uses questions to uncover the values that drive our choices and priorities. Let's learn how it works!


The SDTEST® 


The SDTEST® asks people to rate 5 statements about values and motivations. There are a few options to choose from for each statement. Pick the ending that best matches your values. There are no right or wrong answers! This is what the interface looks like, try selecting options.


EFFECTIVE LEADER IS ...
Read carefully the options and select the three (3) most suitable for you now for the continuing phase.
Click the buttons to see options.
1 - indicates that the selected option you prefer most of all:
  • A highly qualified manager uses the latest modern technologies of HR management and business development to achieve results
  • A strategist that observes the corporate policy in order to ensure the harmonious work of the team
  • The father is giving his protection and support to the staff, who resolves any disputes, as the highest authority
  • The commander is leading his warriors to a complete victory over its competitors on the market
  • A leader makes decisions for the survival of each and everyone in the uniform "global village"
  • The flexible leader, integrating and involving the best specialists in the global village for their qualitatively new contribution to the projects
  • The peace-loving leader is able to create a positive atmosphere in the team, where everyone gives warm support to achieve stable results
2 - indicates that the selected option you prefer after the 1st option:
  • A highly qualified manager uses the latest modern technologies of HR management and business development to achieve results
  • A strategist that observes the corporate policy in order to ensure the harmonious work of the team
  • The father is giving his protection and support to the staff, who resolves any disputes, as the highest authority
  • The commander is leading his warriors to a complete victory over its competitors on the market
  • A leader makes decisions for the survival of each and everyone in the uniform "global village"
  • The flexible leader, integrating and involving the best specialists in the global village for their qualitatively new contribution to the projects
  • The peace-loving leader is able to create a positive atmosphere in the team, where everyone gives warm support to achieve stable results
3 – indicates that the selected option you prefer after the 2nd option:
  • A highly qualified manager uses the latest modern technologies of HR management and business development to achieve results
  • A strategist that observes the corporate policy in order to ensure the harmonious work of the team
  • The father is giving his protection and support to the staff, who resolves any disputes, as the highest authority
  • The commander is leading his warriors to a complete victory over its competitors on the market
  • A leader makes decisions for the survival of each and everyone in the uniform "global village"
  • The flexible leader, integrating and involving the best specialists in the global village for their qualitatively new contribution to the projects
  • The peace-loving leader is able to create a positive atmosphere in the team, where everyone gives warm support to achieve stable results
Next


After finishing all 5 statements, your choices are scored. The score shows your motivational values based on colors like red, blue, orange, green and others. The SDTEST® shows your color values, kind of like figuring out your interests and favorite activities.


Your color values are like an artist's palette. They blend together in your own unique way! The SDTEST® helps uncover the color mix that drives your thoughts and actions.


Lots of Combinations


With five statements and multiple choices per statement, people can answer the SDTEST® in many ways!


It's like mixing paint colors. Take just three colors - red, yellow, and blue. You can blend them into so many shades! Add more colors, and the possibilities are endless.


Or think about building with blocks. With just a few different shaped blocks, you can build so many things! More blocks mean more options.


The SDTEST® has over 7,000 possible unique combinations of responses. That's like 7,000 unique color mixes for someone's motivational values! 


It's more even than flavors at an ice cream shop. More than types of doughnuts at a bakery!


With so many options, everyone has unique color values, like how all kids have their own favorite hobbies and activities they love.


It's like snowflakes - each one is unique and special. We each have a one-of-a-kind motivational mix that makes us who we are!


Most People Fit in Common Groups


With so many possible ways to answer the SDTEST®, you'd think everyone would have unique color mixes. 


However, we were surprised that most people fit into just 7839 common groups. That's like most snowflakes having one of a few basic shapes, even though each is unique.


Out of over 81373 results from 169 countries, results clustered into these 7839 unique motivational patterns. 


Most people blend their color values into a few primary shades rather than super-rare mixes. It's like a rainbow with a few major color bands. 


This means the SDTEST® reveals core values shared by many people across cultures. Most of us blend main color motivations in familiar ways. Our values aren't as different as they seem!


Values Can Change


Do you still love all the same toys, foods, and activities you did as a toddler? People grow and change, and so can values.


Think back to your first day of school. It seemed so big and scary! Now your school feels familiar. Your values shifted.


When life changes, our color values can change, too. A new experience might make you see the world differently.


For example, a new sibling could make the family more important. Moving schools could shift your focus to making friends. Values adapt as we learn and grow. Just like you might be into trains now but dolls when you were little, what motivates you can change as you grow.


The SDTEST® shows your motivational colors today. But don't expect them to stay the same forever! Like your height or shoe size, values change as you do.


The test gives clues about who you are and what's important. But in the future, you may have an expanded color palette!


Rare Heights


Is there a top level of motivational values and colors? Some think there is an ultimate rainbow color called Turquoise. 


Turquoise values seek a global vision, deep purpose, synthesis, and harmony with nature. Only 1 in 81373 results scored high 40% in Turquoise on the SDTEST®!


Reaching the peak is like climbing a tall mountain. Very few make it to the top. Those who do often can't stay there long.


For instance, the user who took the test 3 times shows how unstable Turquoise is.


First, in 2018, the user couldn't score 40% Turquoise.



Second, in 2018, the user scored 40% Turquoise.



But later, after five years in 2023, the user couldn't repeat that rare result.



Turquoise is the pinnacle few attain. Most of us blend more common color values as we climb life's path. Our journey brings growth, even if we can't reach the highest peak.


Connections with Other Polls and Tests


The SDTEST® gives clues to someone's motivational values. However, additional polls can provide more pieces of the puzzle.


Imagine also giving a "Fears" poll. It asks people to rate different fears from 0 (not scary) to 5 (very scary). 


Now imagine 100 people who took both tests. You could match up each person's SDTEST® colors with their rated fears.


If people high in Blue values feared uncertainty more, that insight ties values to perceptions. Blue people may resist change more.


Or if Orange achievers feared failure most, that reveals their drive. They may overwork to avoid mistakes.


Comparing tests gives an expanded picture of values in action. More puzzle pieces make the whole image more apparent!


Multiple tests can work together, like colors blending on a palette. Other polls reveal what engages your values, like how your hobbies show what activities you enjoy most. Combined, they paint a richer picture of what motivates our thoughts and deeds.


Here is an expanded simple example of correlating the SDTEST® with another assessment:


Let's say 100 students take two tests - the SDTEST® and a "Favorite Subjects" poll. 


The SDTEST® shows their motivational color values.


The "Favorite Subjects" poll asks them to rank school subjects from 1 (like least) to 5 (like most). 


By matching up each student's results on both tests, we can look for patterns.


Students high in playful Yellow values may rank Arts & Crafts higher.


Students high in logical Orange values may rank Math higher.


Seeing these connections between color values and subject preferences gives deeper insights.


The SDTEST® shows values. The other poll shows what engages those values. Together, they reveal more about what motivates students.


Multiple tests create a fuller portrait, like mixing colors on an artist's palette. Combining assessments makes the picture richer!


Conclusion


The SDTEST® is a simple and fun way to uncover our unique motivational values. It mixes life priorities like colors on a palette to paint a picture of what matters most to us.


While most people blend common color value patterns, each result is one-of-a-kind. Our values make us who we are, but we also grow and adapt as life changes.


Very few ever reach the highest Turquoise level of motivational development, just like few can climb to the peak of a tall mountain. 


But the journey brings growth, even if the top remains distant. The SDTEST® helps us better understand ourselves and others on this lifelong path of self-discovery.



Here are reports of polls which SDTEST® makes:


1) Actions of companies in relation to personnel in the last month (yes / no)

2) Actions of companies in relation to personnel in the last month (fact in %)

3) Fears

4) Biggest problems facing my country

5) What qualities and abilities do good leaders use when building successful teams?

6) Google. Factors that impact team effectiveness

7) The main priorities of job seekers

8) What makes a boss a great leader?

9) What makes people successful at work?

10) Are you ready to receive less pay to work remotely?

11) Does ageism exist?

12) Ageism in career

13) Ageism in life

14) Ageism’s causes

15) Reasons why people give up (by Anna Vital)

16) TRUST (by WVS)

17) Oxford Happiness Survey

18) Psychological Wellbeing (by Carol D. Ryff)

19) Where would be your next most exciting opportunity?

20) What will you do this week to look after your mental health?

21) I live thinking about my past, present or future

22) Meritocracy

23) A.I. and the end of civilization

24) Why do people procrastinate?

25) Gender difference in building self-confidence (IFD Allensbach)

26) Xing.com culture assessment

27) Patrick Lencioni's "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"

28) Empathy is...

29) What is essential for IT specialists in choosing a job offer?

30) Why People Resist Change (by Siobhán McHale)

31) How Do You Regulate Your Emotions? (by Nawal Mustafa M.A.)

32) 21 skills that pay you forever (by Jeremiah Teo / 赵汉昇)

33) Real freedom is ...

34) 12 ways to build trust with others (by Justin Wright)

35) Characteristics of a talented employee (by Talent Management Institute)

36) 10 Keys to Motivating Your Team

37) Algebra of Conscience (by Vladimir Lefebvre)


Below you can read an abridged version of the results of our VUCA poll “Fears“. The full version of the results is available for free in the FAQ section after login or registration.

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