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Realist?

Realist

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.

Creative

General
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.

Interests
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.

Activities
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).

Occupations
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Animator
Architect
Architectural Technician / Technologist
CAD Technician
Camera Operator
Graphic Designer
Creative Director
Film / Video Editor
Dressmaker
Beautician
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film
Web / Scrum Master

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