Career success

A Quick Guide To Career Values, Strengths And Personality Types

This covers the traditional style of finding yourself to find you career, during our school and college days. Where we circle some relevant words that describe our values, strengths, skills and personality types. Some call it the 'high school method.'



List of important career interests, values, strengths, personality types


A. 12 important career values are:


Helping others





Team membership


Material gains


Artistic creativity

Environmental concern


B. Your strengths = Your talents + knowledge + skills.


The 13 Important strengths are:





Big picture see-er (god’s view)








Conscientious (very ethical/moral)


C. RIASEC Personality types

The Holland Codes or the Holland Occupational Themes (RIASEC) is a theory of careers and vocational choice (based upon personality types) that was initially developed by American psychologist John L. Holland


- Realistic: The Doers.

People who are 'independent, stable, persistent, genuine, practical, and thrifty […] no-nonsense, down-to-earth individuals […] physical, athletic, or mechanical.' They prefer 'things rather than ideas or people […] being outdoors, using tools, operating machines, interacting with animals, and working with their hands.' They also value the 'natural, concrete, and tangible.'


- Investigative: The Thinkers.

People who are 'intellectual, introspective, […] inquisitive […] curious, methodical, rational, analytical, and logical.' They prefer 'tasks that are scholarly, scientific, technical, or medical [… and] activities that involve thought, observation, investigation, exploration, and discovery […] They like to solve problems, perform experiments, and conduct research.'


- Artistic: The Creators.

People who 'are creative, intuitive, sensitive, articulate […], expressive, unstructured, original, nonconforming, and innovative [… who] rely on feelings, imagination […], inspiration [and…who] are spontaneous and open-minded.' They prefer to 'work with ideas, abstractions, and concepts.' They also enjoy work that is 'literary, verbal, visual, and aesthetic' and excel in 'art, music, dance, drawing, painting, sculpting, drafting, writing, drama, communicating, design, fashion.'


- Social: The Helpers.

People who 'are kind, generous, cooperative, patient, caring, helpful, empathetic, tactful, and friendly.' They prefer tasks that involve 'socializing, helping others, and teaching […] teamwork, social interaction, relationship building [… and] humanitarian, educational, philanthropic, interpersonal, and service-oriented.'


- Enterprising: The Persuaders.

People who 'are adventurous, ambitious, assertive, extroverted, energetic, enthusiastic, confident […], optimistic […], dominant, persuasive, and motivational.' They prefer work that involves 'leadership, business, politics, public speaking […], being in charge, taking risks, debating, and competing.'


- Conventional: The Organizers.

People who are 'conscientious and conservative […] logical, efficient, orderly […], organized […], thorough, and detail-oriented.' They are individuals who 'value precision and accuracy.' They excel in 'practical tasks, quantitative measurements, and structured environments' and who 'follow the rules.' They prefer work that involves 'accounting, statistics […], mathematics, numerical activities, and office settings.


D. Strong Interest Inventory

It is a popular assessment of your interests taken at the high school level. The newly revised inventory consists of 291 items that measure your interest in six areas: Occupations, Subject Areas, Activities, Leisure Activities, People, Your Characteristics


The results of the assessment include:

Scores on the level of interest on each of the six Holland Codes or General Occupational Themes (GOTs).

The six GOTs include: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC).

Scores on 30 Basic Interest Scales (e.g. art, science, and public speaking)

Scores on 244 Occupational Scales which indicate the similarity between the respondent's interests and those of people working in each of the 122 occupations.

Scores on 5 Personal Style Scales (learning, working, leadership, risk-taking and team orientation).

Scores on 3 Administrative Scales used to identify test errors or unusual profiles.


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