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Holland Occupational Themes

 
These explanations are generalizations of each type and none will fit any one person exactly. Most people indicate an interest in two or three of these themes.

Realistic Realistic: read more...

ARE YOU? CAN YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO?
Practical
Athletic
Straightforward
Mechanically Inclined
A Nature Lover
Curious about Physical World
Fix Electrical Things
Solve Mechanical Problems
Pitch a Tent
Plant a Garden
Operate Tools and Machinery
Tinker with Machines
Work Outdoors
Be Physically Active
Use Your Hands
Build Things

Investigative Investigative: read more...

ARE YOU? CAN YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO?
Inquisitive
Analytical
Scientific
Observant
Precise
Think Abstractly
Solve Math Problems
Understand Physics Theories
Do Complex Calculations
Use a Microscope
Interpret Formulas
Explore Ideas
Use Computers
Work Independently
Perform Lab Experiments
Read Scientific or Technical Magazines
Analyze Data

Artisitic Artistic: read more...

ARE YOU? CAN YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO?
Creative
Intuitive
Imaginative
Innovative
An Individualist
Sketch, Draw, Paint
Play a Musical Instrument
Write Stories, Poetry, Music
Design Fashions or Interiors
Attend Concerts, Theaters, & Art Exhibits
Read Fiction, Plays, Poetry
Work on Crafts
Take Photographs
Express Yourself Creatively

Social Social: read more...

ARE YOU? CAN YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO?
Friendly
Helpful
Idealistic
Outgoing
Understanding
Teach/Train Others
Express Yourself Clearly
Lead a Group Discussion
Mediate Disputes
Plan and Supervise an Activity
Cooperate Well with Others
Work in Groups
Help People with Problems
Participate in Meetings
Do Volunteer Service
Work with Young People
Plan Team Sports

Enterprising Enterprising: read more...

ARE YOU? CAN YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO?
Self Confident
Assertive
Sociable
Persuasive
Enthusiastic
Energetic
Initiate Projects
Convince People To Do Things Your Way
Sell Things
Give Talks or Speeches
Organize Activities and Events
Lead a Group
Make Decisions Affecting Others
Be Elected To An Office
Win A Leadership or Sales Award
Start Your Own Service or Business
Participate In A Political Campaign
Meet Important People

Conventional Conventional: read more...

ARE YOU? CAN YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO?
Well Organized
Accurate
Numerically Inclined
Methodical
Conscientious
Efficient
Work Well Within a System
Do a Lot of Paperwork in a Short Time
Keep Accurate Records
Use a Computer Terminal
Write Effective Business Letters
Follow Clearly Defined Procedures
Use Data Processing Equipment
Work with Numbers
Type or Take Shorthand
Be Responsible for Details

Adapted from John Holland's Occupational Themes