- The selection of an occupation can be a reflection of a person's personality.
- An interest inventory can be a personality inventory. This is because
holds that perceived abilities, anticipated success, and expected satisfaction help define interests. Holland
- Vocational stereotypes hold important psychological meaning.
- In our culture, there exist six different personality types against which we evaluate ourselves. Most people are a combination of types, not a pure type.
- There exist six distinct working environments; each is dominated by a specific type.
- People are motivated to seek out hobs that compliment their personalities, thereby maximizing their individual strengths and minimizing their weaknesses.
- Specific career related behaviors, such as success, satisfaction, and job stability, can be reasonably predicted by examining a person's P/E (personality/environment) fit.
- Realistic Type, known in other interest surveys as mechanical, practical, technology/outdoors. R types are often pragmatic and like to work with their hands.
- Investigative Type, also called scientific or logical. I types are often engineers or scientists and like problem-solving and working alone.
- Artistic Type, also referred to as artistic, literary, and expressive. A Types often have jobs in the visual or performing arts, or as writers. They are known for their high degree of creativity often have jobs in the visual or performing arts, or as writers. They are known for their high degree of creativity.
- Social Type, also called helping or service-oriented. S Types often have jobs in the health or social fields. They are often altruistic people with an intuitive sense for reading others' feelings.
- Enterprising Type, sometimes called persuasive or assertive. They enjoy influencing others. E Types are drawn to positions in management and politics.
- Conventional Type, also known as socialized, clerical, computational, or organizational. They enjoy order and are often mathematically inclined. C Types are often found doing highly procedural work such as filing or bookkeeping.
It is easier to decide on a career when there is a high magnitude of difference between the highest and lowest types instead of flatline (like, or dislike, everything about the same).