SOCIAL Occupational Personality Type

The SOCIAL occupational personality type is concerned with people and their welfare. Social types make friends easily and tend to have well developed communications skills. They enjoy working with groups or individuals, using empathy and an ability to identify and solve problems, and tend to be high achievers and good leaders.

Characteristics: humanistic, verbal, interpersonal, responsible
Problem Solving: Deals with problems through feelings. Flexible approach to problems.

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS:

  • Counselor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Minister
  • Recreation Leader
  • YMCA/YWCA Director

SAMPLE ACADEMIC MAJORS:

  • Education
  • Human Development
  • Nursing
  • Health Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health

SOCIAL TYPES DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS:

  • Humanistic
  • Caring
  • Helpful
  • Responsible
  • Tactful
  • Kind
  • Cooperative
  • Generous
  • Understanding
  • Talkative
  • Insightful
  • Friendly
  • Cheerful
  • Patient
  • Idealistic
  • Warm

WHAT MOTIVATES SOCIAL PERSONALITY TYPES:

  • Instructing
  • Nurturing
  • Helping others
  • Empowering others

WHAT SOCIAL TYPES VALUE:

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Consensus
  • Relationships
  • Community
  • Personal growth
  • Spirituality
  • Trust
  • Other's welfare
  • Feelings

SOCIAL TYPES ENJOY SPENDING THEIR WORK TIME:

  • Helping others
  • Encouraging others
  • Counseling
  • Guiding
  • Training
  • Facilitating
  • Solving problems
  • Leading discussions
  • Organizing

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

  • Collaborative
  • Supportive
  • Cooperative
  • Comfortable
  • Changing
  • Indoors

BEST SKILLS OF THE SOCIAL TYPE:

  • Understanding others
  • Developing relationships
  • Verbal communication
  • Teaching
  • Listening

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