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Sketch, sketch, sketch, and when you have finished sketching, sketch some more...and see the world, walk if you have the time.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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I’m reasonably good at getting on with people, also I’m quite methodical - I like to work to a schedule. That’s really how we built up the business, being reliable and flexible. I also work hard and like to think that I treat the people who work for me with fairness and consideration.


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