How Can RIASEC Help You To Find A Career You Love

The RIASEC or Holland Codes is a career personality framework that we use to help our readers find a career that is suitable for them. This framework is broken down into 6 different personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional.

To simplify it we call these: The Builders, The Thinkers, The Artists, The Helpers, The Leaders and The Organizers.

Each of us usually has 2 to 3 of these personality types. For example, some of us may be a Builder and a Thinker, a Thinker and an Organizer, or an Artist and a Leader.

Find out which of these six personality types fits yours.

Realistic

The Builders

You like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. You prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Often people with this personality type do not like careers that involve paperwork or working closely with others.

Characteristics
Practical, technical and harmonious

You are one of them if you enjoy:

Practical and hands-on work

Learning by doing instead of studying

Working with things rather than people

Dislikes paperwork or working closely with others

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Investigative

The Thinkers

You like work that has to do with ideas and thinking rather than physical activity or leading people. You prefer searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Characteristics
Analytical, intellectual and reserved

You are one of them if you enjoy:

Solving problems mentally

Prefer thinking than talking

Working on intellectual problems

Dislikes leadership roles

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Artistic

The Artists

You like working with designs and patterns. You prefer activities that require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Characteristics
Imaginative and creative

You are one of them if you enjoy:

Creative and innovative work

Using imagination to work

Prefers flexibility and ambiguity

Dislikes clerical-type work

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Social

The Helpers

You like working with others to help them learn and grow. You prefer working with people more than working with machines, objects or information.

Characteristics
Sociable, friendly and understanding

You are one of them if you enjoy:

Helping and teaching others

Working with people and in teams

Building relationships with others

Dislikes practical hands-on work

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Enterprising

The Leaders

You like starting up and carrying out projects. You prefer taking action rather than thinking about things.

Characteristics
Adventurous and ambitious

You are one of them if you enjoy:

Managing people and projects

Using social skills to reach goals

Persuading and influencing others

Dislikes analytical work

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Conventional

The Organizers

You like work that follows set procedures and routines. You prefer working with data and details more than with ideas.

Characteristics
Organized and efficient

You are one of them if you enjoy:

Following procedures and routines

Organized and systematic work

Efficiency and organization is key

Dislikes ambiguity and disorder

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We find that the RIASEC framework is one of the best or the best career framework even when compared to popular ones like Myer Briggs because of its accuracy, effectiveness, and simplicity.