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Navigating the Resources

  1. Read the information below about the trait to develop a greater understanding of your strength/opportunity.
  2. Consider the Stop, Start, Continue examples to create your own actionable change behaviors.
  3. Explore the trait more fully by taking advantage of the weblinks below.

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal reasoning measures the extent to which you quickly learn and comprehend verbal information. Being able to effectively communicate allows us to quickly learn and comprehend additional tasks and information. Most of us will have to work at improving our verbal reasoning skills and the resources below should provide you with a number of ways to increase your verbal reasoning skills.


Higher levels of verbal reasoning allow you to express ideas clearly and quickly comprehend verbal information putting you at a distinct advantage.


Lower levels of verbal reasoning may mean you need additional time to digest and comprehend new or complex information.

Identify an opportunity area that you would like to change. Then, develop behaviors that you can Stop (unhelpful or limiting behaviors), Start (behaviors that you can begin now), and Continue (behaviors that you already do well) to improve in this area. Use the examples below to help create your own Stop, Start, and Continue behaviors. 

Stop Start Continue
Avoiding reviewing complex quantitative data. Scheduling extra time to tackle those budget sheets, advance figures, and other financial reports. Volunteering for challenging tasks at work.
Overlooking the resources you have at your disposal. Utilizing computer programs or software that will “do the math” for you. Managing your time effectively.
Overlooking the data just because you’re not as comfortable with it. Seeking out a mentor to help you review the information if you’re having a hard time seeing how it can apply. Using figures to aid in your understanding of complex reports.