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Campbell™ Interest and Skill Survey: Interest and Skill Patterns

Four patterns of combinations of your interest and skill scores are also reported. Your interest and skill pattern is more important than the numeric value of your score.

Pursue — (I >= 55, S >= 55) When your interest and skill scores are both high, this is an area for you to Pursue. You are attracted to these activities and confident in your ability to perform them well. These Pursue areas should be the major focus of your career planning.

Develop — (I >= 55, S < 55) When your interest score is high and your skill score is lower, this is a possible area for you to Develop. You enjoy these activities but feel uncertain about your ability to perform them. Further education, training, or experience with these skills might lead to better performance and greater confidence. Or you may want to simply enjoy these areas as hobbies.

Explore — (I < 55, S >= 55) When your skill score is high and your interest score is lower, this is a possible area for you to Explore. You are confident of your ability to perform these activities, but you do not enjoy them. With some exploration, you may find a way to use your skills in other areas that interest you more.

Avoid — (I <= 45, S <= 45) When your interest and skill scores are both low, this is an area for you to Avoid. You neither enjoy these activities nor feel confident in your ability to perform them.

No pattern is reported when both of your scores fall into the mid-range or when one score is mid-range and the other is lower. Mid-range scores are less important in career planning because they indicate only an average level of interest and skill.