Sage Survey Results: Visual Sample

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Reminder: Sample

Below are the Industry / Occupation(s) with Like Ratings that you input on the Sage Survey.

How Other Sages Like Your Industry / Occupation(s) Sample


The number of Sage surveys for each industry/occupation and Like Rating is shown by the horizontal columns. This gives an indication of how well-liked the industry/occupation is.

The greater the number, the better! As more Sages fill out the survey, the industry/occupations and Like Rating values will better represent the Sages' combined perspectives. That level will need to be reached before Inquisitives can utilize the data

Of course, you can really help by telling other Sages about LifOpps. Then you can log in later, with your username and password submitted in your Sage Survey, to see how the data is growing with additional Sage surveys.

When Comparing

Check out each of your industry/occupation(s).

The comparison is for the same Like Rating as your own for each industry/occupation. Inquisitives will be able to look at all of the Like Ratings.

Note: If the Sage data exactly matches yours, you are the first Sage to enter that Industry / Occupation and Like Rating.


  • Like Rating: how much you like the industry/occupation and how much the other Sages liked the same industry/occupation.
  • Average: your average answer for all 30 personality facets vs. the average response for all the other sages who worked in the same industry/occupation at a specific Like Rating.
  • Standard Deviation (StD): dispersion of your answers (4 per facet) vs. the dispersion of all other Sages (by the 30 facets)
  • Average Difference: Comparing the difference of your answer average from the average of the Sages by facet.
  • Matching: average when StD and Average Distance are both accounted for. How far your average is from the Sage average and how dispersed those answers are, all in one number.
  • Personality factor and facets (click for definition)

Comparing: Visually

Visual representation of data, such as graphs, can assist in how quickly you connect with and understand the data.

Compare how close your Average response is to all the Sages in the same industry/occupation. Also, note the StD of the Sages answers. If you match really closely and the StD is minor, that is a facet that can have some significant relevance.

Comparing: Visually

The Inquisitives will start with visual and then go into the data and specific Sage comments

Compare how close your Average response is to all the Sages in the same industry / occupation. Also note the StD of the Sages answers. If you match really closely and the StD is small, that is a trait that can have some significant relevance when comparing.

Look for the personality facets that are important to you. Are your averages similar to the Sages averages for an identical Like Rating as your own in the graph? How about the standard deviations listed in the following table? In general, the smaller the standard deviation number, the more meaningful the average will be.

The average and standard deviation are filtered by the Like Rating (the same Like Rating you answered during the Sage Survey). This allows you to compare your results to other Sages who liked the industry/occupation as much as you.


Fav_avg - 7 avg: Your industry/occupation averages for each of your listed occupations, 1 (favorite) - 7.

          Lower StD = Higher association with the facet

Change the Graph and Table!

When you filter the table, the graph will change!

Like Rating: To compare your results to the different Like Ratings, see the "Like Rating" filter below this graph. The chosen Like Rating is shown on the graph (by a continuous circle (1-5)) and table (in the Like Rating Filter).

Focus On Specific Data: If you input more than a couple of industries/occupations in the Sage Survey, the graph can get kind of busy. To make the graph simpler, just click in the Graph Legend on any entry (fav - 7 avg) to temporarily block that data. Just re-click to re-show the data.

Industry/occupation standard deviations: You can sort the table by any of the columns (except "Your Like Rating") and filter by StD.

Like Rating: (1) Did not like it at all ... (5) Really liked it

Average: Sample

Standard Deviation (StD): Sample

Very little dispersion, answers very close to each other

Small dispersion, answers close to each other

Significant dispersion, answers not close

ArrowCompare your results by
choosing different Like Ratings (Filters table and graph)

For the math wizards: Standard deviation population