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Abilities

Arm-Hand Steadiness
The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Auditory Attention
The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.

Category Flexibility
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Depth Perception
The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Dynamic Strength
The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.

Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.

Extent Flexibility
The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Far Vision
The ability to see details at a distance.

Finger Dexterity
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

Flexibility of Closure
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

Glare Sensitivity
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.

Gross Body Coordination
The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.

Gross Body Equilibrium
The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.

Hearing Sensitivity
The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.

Inductive Reasoning
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Information Ordering
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Manual Dexterity
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

Memorization
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

Multilimb Coordination
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

Near Vision
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Night Vision
The ability to see under low light conditions.

Number Facility
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Originality
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Perceptual Speed
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.

Peripheral Vision
The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.

Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Rate Control
The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.

Reaction Time
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.

Response Orientation
The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.

Selective Attention
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

Sound Localization
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.

Spatial Orientation
The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.

Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Speed of Closure
The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.

Speed of Limb Movement
The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.

Stamina
The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.

Static Strength
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

Time Sharing
The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).

Trunk Strength
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

Visual Color Discrimination
The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Visualization
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

Wrist-Finger Speed
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.