…Continue from last week’s article
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Last week’s articles took a sneak peak into the personality test of RIASEC. John Holland, a psychologist, narrowed down 6 forms of personality aspects that he believes each of us have, but with different degree of strengths. We explored three of the codes last week (Realistic, Investigative, and Artistic) and will continue with the remaining three codes this week – Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
RIASEC calculates and selects the top 3 scores of each forms of personality. Once you have completed the test, you will be given a unique 3 letter code from the abbreviation RIASEC. You have all 6 forms of personality with different degree of strengths. Hence, your code may change from time to time.
Key note: Personality tests are designed to help you understand yourself. It is in no way an indication of who you truly are and the tests results may change over time as it depends on your answers and experience.
Do you have high strong empathy for friends, family, and people around you? As a people-person, you tend to have well developed communication skills who enjoys working with others. Hence, you are often seen as a good leader because you listen to others more than you speak. You tend to deal with people through feelings rather than facts and figures.
Description : Caring, responsible, helpful, empathetic, patient
Values : Relationships, cooperation, personal growth
Enjoys : Helping and encouraging others, guiding, training, leading discussions
Dislikes : Clear lines of authority, results-driven environment, dilemma
Preferred environment : Collaborative, supportive, comfortable
In a team : Peacekeeper in the team, resolves or minimizes conflicts, willing to compromise for others
Suggested degree courses : Education, Psychology, Nursing, Health Science
Possible career options : Teacher, counselor, athlete trainer, medical assistant
If you have high expectations and enjoy power positions, you may have high interest area of Persuasion. You are often teased as “the boss” as you are driven to achieve clear results. You thrive in business settings and attend social events to create more networks for business opportunities.
Description : Ambitious, competitive, risk-taker, adventurer, energetic, self-confident
Values : Status, power, excitement, material possessions
Enjoys : Selling and purchasing, debating ideas, leading groups, giving speeches and presentations
Dislikes : Being compared to someone else, confused instructions, delays
Preferred environment : Fast-paced, profit-making, influential
In a team : Makes decisions quickly, clear sense of target, enjoys recognition
Suggested degree courses : Finance, Business Administration, Law, Political Science
Possible career options : Corporate director, entrepreneur, travel agent, real estate agent
The key aspect of individuals scoring high in Conventional is Organizing. If you like to work with numerical data and paying close attention to details, you would also enjoy statistics, structure with clear rules and expectations of you, as well as record-keeping. Efficiency is important to you.
Description : team-oriented, organized, accurate, controlled, systematic
Values : Precision, predictability, stability, security
Enjoys : Organizing information, writing business reports, making charts and graphs
Dislikes : Sudden changes, last-minute work, dealing with emotions
Preferred environment : Indoors, hierarchical, clean
In a team : High on conservativeness which is important to fix issues before it happens, emphasize deadlines
Suggested degree courses : Actuarial science, Information Technology, accounting, business administration
Possible career options : Accountant, actuary, financial analyst, military
Now that you know all 6 different areas, does your code (combination of 3 letters) describe you correctly? Send us an email or direct message us at our social media, Instagram and Facebook for more explanations on RIASEC and how you can further benefit from this personality test.
Written by Melanie Mok
Holland’s Theory of Career Choice and You, 2016. Retrieved from https://www.careerkey.org/choose-a-career/hollands-theory-of-career-choice.html#.WPQMmNKGPIU
RIASEC – Explore your interests, 2016. Retrieved from http://www.csueastbay.edu/academic/academic-support/aace/major-exploration/riasec.html
The Holland code (RIASEC) Theory of Choice Career, 2017. Retrieved from https://www.truity.com/page/holland-code-riasec-theory-career-choice