I return again to the analogy that equates the unconscious mind to a trained dog. Compared to an untrained dog, a trained dog has skills it can perform a task. Also, dogs have an inherent eagerness to accept new opportunities to use their skills and then to stick to it until the task is complete. I used the example of the pet dog trained to play fetch but given a task to fetch something that lands outside of its reach. This exhibits two valued traits of having the skill to fetch and the discipline to keep at the task despite frustration. There is a third valuable trait is exhibited by the better trained sheep dog that understands the needs for the welfare of the sheep and will refuse following a shepherds command in order to avoid a hazard the shepherd can not see. I’m interested in evaluating the similar level of sophistication in the unconscious mind where it can formulate and express a dissent to a commanded action because the scenario is not best addressed with the exercise of his particular skills.
It would be valuable to learn during the hiring process whether candidate’s unconscious mind has the ability to recognize a task as inappropriate for the specified skills. And when that happens, the unconscious mind has the ability to express effectively a dissent for that specific assignment. Too often projects can suffer from an exaggerated determination that the prior skills will eventually be able to solve the problem in the best way possible.