Represents learned adaptability skills, such as the ability to pursue a goal long term despite obstacles (Grit), the ability to hold contradictory ideas in mind (Mental Flexibility), self-beliefs (AQ Mindset), recover from setbacks (Resilience), and the ability to be able to let go of old skills and learn new ones (Unlearn).
Ability AQ can change over time as you learn and grow your skillset. As a result, it has the greatest impact on your AQ score.
Describes adaptability elements linked to more innate or stable aspects of Self. It is comprised of your Emotional Range, Extraversion preference, Hope, Motivation Style, and Thinking Style.
AQ Character reflects the way in which we might approach adapting and offers predictors of adaptability behaviour. This means that we are able to learn what situations we are likely to respond adaptably to, and what situations may challenge our adaptability.
Your environment can either help or inhibit your adaption. Even someone with high adaptability skills and an adaptable personality can struggle to adapt if their environment negatively impacts adaptability.
This is why this third dimension of AQ is critical. Your work environment is typically out of your control to an extent. We measure Environmental AQ across five sub-dimensions: Company Support, Emotional Health, Team Support, Work Environment, and Work Stress.