CONVENTIONAL Occupational Personality Type

CONVENTIONAL occupational personality types are oriented to completing tasks initiated by others. They pay attention to detail, and prefer to work with data, particularly in the numerical, statistical, and record-keeping realm. They have a high sense of responsibility, follow the rules, and want to know precisely what is expected of them.



Characteristics: Conscientious, efficient, concern for rules and regulation, orderly
Problem Solving: Prefers clearly defined, practical problems. Prefers to solve problems by applying rules.

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS:

  • Accountant
  • Inspector
  • Office Manager
  • IRS Agent
  • Banker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Secretary

SAMPLE ACADEMIC MAJORS:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Library Science
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Medical Office Management
  • Transportation Management

CONVENTIONAL TYPES DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS

  • Practical
  • Team-oriented
  • Conscientious
  • Persevering
  • Organized
  • Undemonstrative
  • Orderly
  • Systematic
  • Careful
  • Accurate
  • Precise
  • Controlled
  • Efficient
  • Thrifty
  • Respectful

WHAT MOTIVATES CONVENTIONAL PERSONALITY TYPES:

  • Organizing
  • Processing data
  • Managing information

WHAT CONVENTIONAL TYPES VALUE

  • Order
  • Accuracy
  • Precision
  • Predictability
  • Stability
  • Dependability
  • Security
  • Organization

CONVENTIONAL TYPES ENJOY SPENDING THEIR WORK TIME:

  • Organizing information
  • Managing an office
  • Keeping records
  • Writing business reports
  • Collecting/managing data
  • Making charts/graphs
  • Operating a computer
  • Organizing events
  • Doing paperwork

CONVENTIONAL TYPES ARE PRODUCTIVE IN WORK ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE OR HAVE:

  • Indoors
  • Structured
  • Organized
  • Predictable
  • Clean
  • Hierarchical

BEST SKILLS OF THE CONVENTIONAL TYPE:

  • Organization
  • Efficiency
  • Patience
  • Prudence
  • Managing data
  • Working with numbers

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