Regardless of our professional or military education, this is a learning lesson for other candidates who would like to apply in the future missions of Mars One. It describes features and characteristics of our personality desirable not only for Mars One but also in any other job you want to apply as a team. Use them in your job interviews.
Human Factors Characteristics in Practical Applications
- Your thought processes are persistent.
- You persevere and remain productive.
- You see the connection between your internal and external self.
- You are at your best when things are at their worst.
- You have indomitable spirit.
- You understand the purpose of actions may not be clear in the moment, but there is good reason—you trust those who guide you.
- You have a “Can do!” attitude.
- You adapt to situations and individuals, while taking into account the context of the situation.
- You know your boundaries, and how/when to extend them.
- You are open and tolerant of ideas and approaches different from your own.
- You draw from the unique nature of individual cultural backgrounds.
- You ask questions to understand, not to simply get answers.
- You are transferring knowledge to others, not simply showcasing what you know or what others do not.
Ability to Trust
- You trust in yourself and maintain trust in others.
- Your trust is built upon good judgment.
- You have self-informed trust.
- Your reflection on previous experiences helps to inform the exchange of trust.
Creativity / Resourcefulness
- You are flexible in how an issue / problem / situation is approached.
- You are not constrained by the way you were initially taught when seeking solutions.
- Your humor is a creative resource, used appropriately as an emerging contextual response.
- You have a good sense of play and spirit of playfulness.
- You are aware of different forms of creativity.