1) Capacity For Patience: How patient are you? Does your impatience often do you in?
2) Capacity For Frustration: How much frustration can you tolerate before you give up? (Cf. Ministry Health article #216, “High Tolerance For Frustration,“by Greg Morris)
3) Capacity For Leadership: Are you able to carry the load of leadership?
4) Capacity For Vision: Are you able to develop a vision?
5) Capacity For Persistence: Are you able to carry a vision to completion? Or do you get easily diverted?
6) Capacity For Empathy: Are you able to feel with others?
7) Capacity For Recognizing Consequences: Can you readily see what potential consequences certain decisions and actions may have?
8) Capacity For Tolerating Ambiguity: Are you comfortable when things are not clear? Are you able to remain calm in such situations or do you become overwhelmed, fearful, and out of control? The type of response demonstrated when things are not perfect and under control is an indicator of the capacity for tolerating ambiguity.
9) Capacity To Face Fear: Courage is the ability to move in spite of fear. The capacity to face fear is the ability to exercise courage in the face of danger. When you confront fearful things, people and situations, how do you respond? Do you face it? Or do you flee?
10) Capacity To Teach: Do you have the patience and energy necessary to mentor individuals or groups as a teacher? Or do you get frustrated because people can be so “stupid”?
11) Capacity To Learn: Some people can be taught. Others can’t. Others can be taught some things, but not others. Still others only have capacities to learn to only to a specific level before they reach their capacities.
12) Capacity To Unconditional Love: Do you have the ability to sacrificially love others? Or are you afraid of the intimate sharing of friendship and trust?
13) Capacity To Understand: Some people are able to understand the broader and more complex issues which underscore various circumstances. Others, however, are more simple-minded. Are you able to think things through? Or do you find yourself drawing instant decisions based on factual information?
14) Capacity To Change: Can you recognize when positions, methods, policies, and comfortable ways of doing things are obsolete? Can you change them? Or do you keep insisting on your old “familiar” way?