Six Thinking Hats - Jensen test

White, red, black, yellow, green or blue. These are the six thinking hats, showing various different ways of approaching problems - but of course, not everyone is alike, and people will naturally prefer some ways of thinking to others...

This quiz is based on De Bono's theory of there being six different "thinking hats", each with a different role to play in the problem-solving process. The questions are taken from Jensen et al., "A 6-Hats Based Team Formation Strategy", which aims to determine which hat an individual is most prone to "wear. Which is it for you? NB: Percentage values on this quiz appear not to be functioning correctly. Your "hat" will still be correctly determined, and the bars displayed will accurately represent what you proportionally score, but the value displayed beside each bar should be disregarded.

Created by: StunnedFox

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to focus on objective facts.
  2. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to often generate new ways of thinking about a problem.
  3. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to readily detect poor logic in someone's argument.
  4. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to lead the problem solving process.
  5. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to seek to know the statistical evidence concerning a decision.
  6. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to listen to my emotions when making decisions.
  7. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to find it easy to be critical of others' ideas.
  8. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to see the positive side of things.
  9. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to focus on the big picture, summarise and draw conclusions.
  10. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to differentiate between facts and opinions.
  11. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to help the group clearly define the problem.
  12. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to quickly see why an idea will not work.
  13. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to constantly think of alternatives.
  14. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to see the good parts of even a bad idea.
  15. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to have comments which are positive and constructive.
  16. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to be creative.
  17. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to be able to determine if an idea will not work by judging from past experience.
  18. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to have hunches about the best decision.
  19. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to think emotions should play a significant role in decision-making.
  20. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to have good intuition.
  21. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to like to play the "devil's advocate".
  22. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to enter into the discussion without preconceived ideas on a solution.
  23. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to easily think "outside of the box".
  24. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to have my feelings sway my decisions.
  25. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to easily generate new concepts.
  26. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to usually be optimistic that a new idea will work.
  27. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to think as much about the problem-solving process as the problem itself.
  28. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to find myself trying to keep the group focused.
  29. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to "look on the bright side" of a problem.
  30. When working on a small team to solve a design problem, I would tend to think totally objectively about a situation.

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