REALISTIC Occupational Personality Type

REALISTIC occupational personality types like to work with their hands, focus on things in the physical world and use physical skills. They like to explore places and things and frequently have a desire for adventure. They like to repair and make things with their hands, tools, and machines. Outdoor work is often preferred.


Characteristics: stable, assertive, physical strength, practical
Problem Solving: Prefers problems that are concentrate rather than abstract. Wants practical solutions that can be acted out.

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS:

  • Forester
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Drafter
  • Engineer
  • Manufacturing Worker
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Inspectors

SAMPLE ACADEMIC MAJORS:

  • Administrative of Justice
  • Physical Education
  • Medical Technology
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture

REALISTIC TYPES DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS

  • Reliable
  • Practical
  • Thrifty
  • Persistent
  • Reserved
  • Adventurous
  • Physically Strong
  • Down-to-earth
  • Handy
  • Self-reliant
  • Well-coordinated
  • Cautious
  • Natural
  • Sensible
  • Athletic

WHAT MOTIVATES REALISTIC PERSONALITY TYPES:

  • Building
  • Repairing
  • Being outdoors

WHAT REALISTIC TYPES VALUE

  • Making things work
  • Common sense
  • Bodily strength
  • Craftsmanship
  • Physical challenge
  • Tradition
  • Dependability and Practicality

REALISTIC TYPES ENJOY SPENDING THEIR WORK TIME:

  • Fixing/Repairing
  • Solving concrete problems
  • Using tools/machinery
  • Producing tangible results
  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Doing manual labor
  • Building things
  • Working alone
  • Finding mechanical solutions to
  • problems

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

  • Organized/Structured
  • Clear in lines of authority
  • Product-driven
  • Stable
  • Outdoors
  • Manufacturing/Industrial

BEST SKILLS OF THE REALISTIC TYPE:

  • Making/Repairing things
  • Problem solving with
  • tools/machines
  • Mechanical dexterity
  • Physical coordination

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