Stimulation, like its sisters hedonism and self-direction, is marked by an openness to change. Like hedonism, stimulation is about activation of the self; however, people who score high on stimulation are motivated by excitement and thrills as opposed to just pleasure. People who value stimulation need pace to their life. This could manifest as fast driving, extreme sports, travel, meeting new people, or a night at the bar.
People who value stimulation need variety and excitement at work. They do not function well in a monotonous job. They are daring and willing to take risks in the workplace that others are not. Though they do not necessarily need a fast-paced work environment to excel, they do need variety to feel positively activated.