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Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Social

General
Social types enjoy spending lots of time with people, and often make a profession out of providing some form of care or assistance to them. They like a work environment where they meet and discuss issues that concern individuals, often in a supportitive and nurturing role.

Interests
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Activities
The Social person's activities may include being receptive to others' needs (e.g Hospitality Assistant, Nurse), giving information and general guidance (e.g. Driving Instructor), teaching (e.g. School Teacher), listening and collecting information (e.g. Garda, Care Worker), providing professional guidance (e.g. Counsellor, Legal Advisor), and negotiating, mediating and resolving conflicts (e.g. Probation Officer).

Occupations
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General Nurse (RGN)
Art Therapist
Acupuncturist
Occupational Therapist
Intellectual Disability Nurse
Speech & Language Therapist
Social Worker
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup
Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse
Careers Adviser
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education

Realist

Realistic occupations involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outdoors.

Code: R

Administrative

Administrative occupations involve working with data and details more than with ideas and people. These people like clear routines and instructions, and enjoy checking facts and figures.

Code: A

Enterprising

Enterprising occupations involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Code: E

Investigative

Investigative occupations involve working with ideas and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Code: I

Social

Social occupations involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Code: S

Creative

Creative occupations involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Code: C

Linguistic

Linguistic types enjoy work involving the creation and exchange of information through writing, electronic media or the spoken word. These people prefer unstructured environments where there is time to use their imagination to compose their thoughts.

Code: L

Naturalist

Naturalists like work that involves 'doing' something to 'organic things', i.e. plants, animals and their produce (e.g. food). Like Realists, Naturalists enjoy a hands-on approach and like to see tangible results.

Code: N