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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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.

Leaving Cert Subjects

Practical Group

Construction Studies
Engineering
Design & Comm Graphics
Technology

Science Group

Agricultural Science
Applied Maths
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Physics and Chemistry
Computer Science

Artistic & Creative Group

Art
Music

Humanities Group

Arabic
Classical Studies
English
French
Gaeilge
German
Hebrew Studies
History
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Russian
Spanish
Other Language
Ancient Greek

Social Group

Geography
Home Economics
Religious Education
Religious Education (Non Exam)
Physical Education
Politics & Society

Business Group

Accounting
Business
Economics
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Gail Smith, Garda - Traffic Corps

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

 I completed my leaving certificate back 1990. I received a modest 6 honours and 2 passes. None of the subjects I studied in school had any bearing on my career choice and probably did not affect my development in the Gardaí. But they enforced the idea that I didn't want a conventional job in something like business or science.

I graduated from Templemore with a Diploma in Policing Studies and a Certificate in French Studies, which is very handy when a French tourist asks for directions! Although I enjoyed my school subjects, (I had a real passion for English, poetry and Shakespeare), none of them applied to criminal law. I expect there probably are no legal subjects still, and students have to attend college to learn about the law. I couldn't wait though, and started in Templemore less than 2 years after I left school.

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