Creative types like work that involves using personal imagination to create something new - a new design, colour scheme, piece of art or music etc. These types enjoy beauty, and are interested in variety - liking unusual sights, sounds, places, people and ideas.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Creative activities may include exploring colour, shape, composition, and rhythm (e.g. fine art, music), exploring the space we live in and the materials we use (e.g. Architect), using one's sensitivity to people's needs in order to design and decorate places or people (e.g. interior design, Beautician, Fashion designer), or refining physical skills (e.g. Singer, Sculptor, Potter, Mime artist).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social occupations involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
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.
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.