INVESTIGATIVE Occupational Personality Type

INVESTIGATIVE occupational personality types tend to focus on ideas. They enjoy collecting and analyzing data and information. They are curious and tend to be creative and original. Investigative types are task oriented, and tend to prefer loosely structured situations with minimal rules or regulations, although some structure contributes to their creativity.


Characteristics: Reserved, independent, analytical, logical
Problem Solving: Prefers to think through, rather than act out problems.

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS:

  • Biologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Chiropractor
  • Mathematician
  • College Professor
  • Dentist
  • Sociologist

SAMPLE ACADEMIC MAJORS:

  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Geology

INVESTIGATIVE TYPES DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS

  • Thoughtful
  • Analytical
  • Intellectual
  • Complex
  • Independent
  • Self-motivated
  • Curious
  • Original
  • Nonconforming
  • Introspective
  • Reserved
  • Problem Solving
  • Insightful
  • Critical
  • Rational

WHAT MOTIVATES INVESTIGATIVE PERSONALITY TYPES:

  • Analyzing
  • Inquiring
  • Researching

WHAT INVESTIGATIVE TYPES VALUE

  • New ideas
  • Originality
  • Independence
  • Innovative thinking
  • Abstract mental challenges
  • Intelligence
  • Academic achievement
  • Intellectual problem solving

INVESTIGATIVE TYPES ENJOY SPENDING THEIR WORK TIME:

  • Fixing/Repairing
  • Solving abstract problems
  • Performing ambiguous tasks
  • Conducting research
  • Working independently
  • Teaching/li>

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

  • Research-oriented
  • Scientific
  • Scholarly
  • Unstructured
  • Task-oriented
  • Indoors

BEST SKILLS OF THE INVESTIGATIVE TYPE:

  • Scientific investigation
  • Researching
  • Analyzing
  • Writing technical documents
  • Performing mathematics
  • Solving complex problems

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