the drive to construct systems
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 11, 2006
According to Simon Baron-Cohen's EQ SQ Theory of male versus female brain types, systemizers who have the ability to "predict and control the behavior of a system" and "the drive to construct systems" are perfect candidates for maritime careers. Careers like naval architects and marine and ocean engineers require a strong technical background with an emphasis on science, math and computer sciences.
The results of the EQ SQ personality quizzes on EQSQ.com (http://www.eqsq.com) provide the user with an empathizing quotient (EQ) -- an evaluation of their people skills, and a systemizing quotient (SQ) -- an evaluation of their propensity for understanding and building systems. According to EQSQ.com columnist Katrina Boydon, "While there is no concrete evidence, as yet, to support using EQ SQ theory as a career choice indicator, it seems reasonable to assume that individuals with a higher SQ may succeed more easily in careers that are technical in nature."
By using the results of the EQ SQ personality quizzes, which pinpoint how their brains function, systemizers can make informed career choices and choose jobs that make the most effective use of their systemizing skills. Maritime careers, like naval architects and marine and ocean engineers, which require the ability to design, operate and maintain ships, may be a perfect career choice for a systemizer.
According to the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), "recent statistics have indicated that today's professionals will change careers at least three times during their working lives. A career in the maritime industry offers such diversity that you can change careers innumerable times and still stay in the same industry." Long term employment projections are also good according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which predicts that the "strong demand for naval vessels and for yachts and other small craft should more than offset the long-term decline in the domestic design and construction of large oceangoing vessels."
Taking the EQ SQ tests on EQSQ.com (http://www.eqsq.com), an online personality test resource, can help users make informed career choices based on their male versus female brain types -- systemizing or empathizing. Maritime careers -- naval architects and marine and ocean engineers -- are top choices for systemizers. EQSQ.com (http://www.eqsq.com) provides education overviews and career profiles as they relate to empathizing and systemizing, a column and blog that explore gender stereotypes and other EQ SQ-related resources.