Quiz: Are You a Detail Oriented Person?

Tons of job descriptions say they need a “detail oriented person” in them. And lots of us say we are detail oriented when asked but are you really detail oriented? Would you like to find out?

I stumbled upon this Attention to Detail Clerical test, and since I’m a sucker for online tests, I decided to take it. For the record, I don’t think of myself as a detail oriented person. I’m a big picture person. That said, I’m very good at checklists and not forgetting important steps, but I was curious as to where I’d end up on this test.

The test is only three minutes long but it might make your brain hurt. I scored a 14, which is “above average,” so maybe I’m more detail oriented than I thought. But, I think it indicates that when I need to be detail oriented I can be.

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4 thoughts on “Quiz: Are You a Detail Oriented Person?

  1. Quizzes like this don’t really show how detailed oriented a person is. What it shows you is how well you perform doing a quiz like this, that’s all. People can do well on these kinds of quizzes but in real life, people are completely different. Just because one can listen to music, plugged into your phone and work a computer and watch TV , doesn’t make sure one a detailed oriented person. A detailed oriented person doesn’t work with so many distractions around them but they are concentrating on one particular task to achieve perfection even if it means doing it repeatedly. Every time they do the task, it is achieved with same results. Being able to do multiple things at same time is not detailed oriented.

  2. Many years ago I used a similar test with all of the staff in a warehouse. I also had data on the count accuracy of the lots of material they pulled from the warehouse shelves. I then did a statistical analysis correlating the detail test score with counting accuracy. I found that there was a .90 correlation between the two variables. Thereafter the warehouse supervisors only assigned staff with high detail test scores to counting parts to pass to production. Thereafter, the proportion of kits of parts with counting defects dropped from 50% to 5%.

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