The ability to calculate a formula backward to obtain a desired input. For example, given the goal gross margin = 50% and the range of possible inputs, goal seeking attempts to obtain the optimum input.
The profile produces six scores titled Purpose (PU), Coherence (CO), Choice/Responsibility (CR), Death Acceptance (DA), Existential Vacuum (EV), and Goal Seeking (GS) and two composite scores entitled Personal Meaning Index (PMI) and Existential Transcendence (ET).
Goal seeking functions are realized through the backward inference mechanism, enabling the neural expert system to show the appropriate inputs (or conditions) to guarantee the desired level of outputs.
Drawing on his earlier insightful work, Kaare Strom models party behavior as a simultaneous effort to seek three distinct goals - votes, offices, and policies - and examines data on six Norwegian parties to see whether different combinations of goal seeking explains differences in party organization.