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Holland Occupational Themes

For each theme, check those items which describe you.

I am....

  • Idealistic
  • Analytical
  • Practical
  • Direct
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Assertive
  • Inquisitive
  • Scientific
  • Understanding
  • Self-confident
  • Observant
  • Precise
  • Creative
  • Athletic
  • Intuitive
  • Persuasive
  • Imaginative
  • Innovative
  • Efficient
  • Energetic
  • Independent
  • Accurate
  • Friendly
  • Helpful
  • Insightful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Numerically inclined
  • Outgoing
  • Sociable
  • Well-groomed
  • Methodical
  • Conscientious
  • A Leader
  • Artistic

I can....

  • Work with small tools
  • Operate tools and machinery
  • Fix electrical things
  • Pitch a tent
  • Think abstractly
  • Solve math problems
  • Write non-fiction or technical instructions
  • Understand physical theories
  • Give speeches
  • Do complex calculations
  • Use a microscope
  • Analyze data
  • Demonstrate things well
  • Express myself clearly
  • Write fiction or poetry
  • Solve mechanical problems
  • Use a computer
  • Design things
  • Teach others
  • Keep accurate records
  • Listen well
  • Play a sport
  • Read a blueprint
  • Lead a discussion
  • Sell things
  • Mediate a dispute
  • Supervise an activity
  • Work with others
  • Work within a predictable routine
  • Inspire ideas
  • Mediate a dispute
  • Convince people to do things
  • Organize activites
  • Repair cars

I like to....

  • Create things
  • Tinker with mechanics
  • Work outdoors
  • Be physically active
  • Type correspondence
  • Manage a team
  • Build things
  • Work independently
  • Win an award
  • Perform lab experiments
  • Hold office
  • Read scientific or technical magazines
  • Follow clearly defined procedures
  • Attend concerts or exhibits
  • Read
  • Work on crafts
  • Take photographs
  • Work with numbers
  • Work with groups
  • Use my hands
  • Use data processing equipment
  • Help people with problems
  • Organize things
  • Participate in meetings
  • Volunteer for causes
  • Explore ideas
  • Network with important people
  • Use computers
  • Work with children
  • Play team sports
  • Make decisions for others
  • Facilitate a campaign
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Based on the theory of John Holland, Ph.D., people with the same or similar interests are often found in the same work environments. According to your results, these are the top three traits you prefer for your ideal work environment.

Realistic - Total:

REALISTIC people are characterized by competitive/assertive behavior and by interest in activities that require motor coordination, skill, and physical strength. People oriented toward this role prefer situations involving "action solutions" rather than tasks involving verbal or interpersonal skills. They like to take a concrete approach to problem-solving rather than relying on abstract theory. They tend to be interested in scientific or mechanical rather than cultural and aesthetic areas.

Career fields suitable for this personality:

  • Agriculture/Forestry
  • Law Enforcement
  • Aeronautics
  • Mechanical/Electrical Repair
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Investigative Total:

INVESTIGATIVE people prefer to think rather than to act, to organize and understand rather than to persuade. They are not apt to be too "people oriented".

Career fields suitable for this personality:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Architecture

Artistic Total:

ARTISTIC people value self-expression and relations with others through artistic expression. They dislike structure, prefer tasks involving personal or physical skills, and are more prone to expression of emotion than others. They are like investigative people but are more interested in the cultural-aesthetic than the scientific.

Career fields suitable for this personality:

  • Art/Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Music
  • Performer
  • Writing/Editing
  • Radio

Social Total:

SOCIAL people seem to satisfy their needs in teaching or helping situation. In contrast to investigative and realistic people, social type are drawn more to seek close interpersonal relationships and are less apt to engage in intellectual or extensive physical activity.

Career fields suitable for this personality:

  • Counseling/Social Work
  • Communications
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Teaching
  • Librarianship
  • Coaching

Enterprising Total:

ENTERPRISING people are verbally skilled and use this skill in persuasion rather than support of others. They also value prestige and status and are more apt to pursue it than conventional people.

Career fields suitable for this personality:

  • Sales
  • Business Management
  • Law
  • Politics/Government
  • Journalism
  • School Administration

Conventional Total:

CONVENTIONAL people don't mind rules and regulations and emphasize self-control. They prefer structure and order to ambiguity in work and interpersonal situations. They place value on prestige or status.

Career fields suitable for this personality:

  • Records Administration
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Secretarial
  • Data Analysis
  • Clerical
  • Data Processing

* This non-scientific quiz is provided for general guidance, and does not forecast your ability to succeed in an online learning environment.


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