You are highly energetic and sociable. You have a talent for reaching out to others and engaging people. You will excel in highly social jobs where your ability to approach people and make new connections is crucial to your success. You are a socially motivated worker and will gravitate to a team environment, where you have the chance to earn the recognition and respect of others.
Welcome to your career report! There's a lot of information here, so take your time and read through it at your own pace.
Your report is split up into different sections, each of which addresses a different factor in your career search. You'll learn about your interests, your personality, and the jobs and work environments that suit you best. You'll get personalized advice and suggestions for exploring your career options and planning a successful job search.
You can read your report straight through, or you can skip to the sections that interest you most. Remember, your results are saved to your personal account. You can come back and refer to them anytime you need to.
So, let's get started!
Your Career Personality Type
What motivates you? What do you find satisfying? What sorts of tasks and activities could you do every day, without getting bored?
These are key questions to ask when searching for a career. Your ideal career will make the most of your strengths, so that your work feels natural and comfortable to you. It will also tap into your core motivations, so that you have a sense that what you do is important and authentic to who you are. It will also suit you in a practical sense, by asking you to work on the sorts of tasks and activities that you naturally enjoy.
These factors are different for every individual. Some people are motivated by money and fame, while others simply want to know they are making the world a better place. Some people like to use their minds in their work. Others prefer to use their hands. So which type of person are you?
In the following section, we'll look at the broad patterns revealed by your assessment. You'll discover the fundamentals of your personality type and how these key aspects of who you are can point you to a satisfying career.
You're a Persuasive Analyst
You are concerned with seeking truth and discovering the laws of the universe. For you, work is an opportunity to deeply explore problems that interest you and pursue greater understanding. You are naturally curious and interested in learning about the reasons things work the way they do.
You are a fundamentally curious person who enjoys learning about how and why things work. You explore ideas in a rational, critical manner, challenging expectations and assumptions to pursue deeper knowledge. You thrive in work environments where nothing is held sacred and you are free to try new approaches in search of a better way.
You are interested in exploration and innovation, and want work that allows you to use your logical problem-solving skills to come up with more efficient and effective solutions.
You are drawn to work that allows you to increase your influence and prominence. You like to persuade others to your point of view and see the impact of your ideas on the world around you. You enjoy being a leader and having others be motivated by your ideas.
How you think and solve problems
The chart below describes how you process information and how you approach the problem-solving process. To read this chart and the other charts in this section, look at the size of each quadrant. A larger area indicates that a particular style is a better fit for you. Smaller areas indicate that the style is not a very good fit.
Some of your charts will show a clear preference for one pattern. Others will show a more even spread over two or even three patterns. Where you have nearly equal scores for two or more patterns, you can expect that both patterns may describe you equally well.
Driven to make the world a better place. Creative and imaginative in coming up with insightful solutions to meaningful problems.
Wants to be of service to others. Prefers to work within established institutions to find ways to maintain stability and security for both self and others.
How you get motivated
This chart shows how you are motivated in your work, including the factors that drive you to work as well as your overall level of motivation to work.
Desires achievement and willing to work hard to get it. Seeks status and financial rewards. Persistent in working toward success.
Motivated by achievement, but easily distracted. Excited by the prospect of success but may have trouble sticking with projects long enough to achieve it.
Driven by a sense of duty. Works toward goals out of sense of responsibility. Persistent even when work is unexciting and garners little attention from others.
Has little need for achievement. Prefers to keep life simple and low-key. Prefers work that is easy to accomplish and offers a minimum of stress and hassle.
How you communicate
This chart describes how you communicate your thoughts, experiences, and ideas to others. Your pattern reflects the information you choose to communicate as well as your style in doing so.
Enjoys expressing ideas and vision. Loves to brainstorm and discuss possibilities. Focuses on big-picture ideas and innovative goals for the future.
Thinks deeply before speaking, then shares carefully considered insights. Interested in theories, patterns, and interpretations.
Likes to communicate regularly to keep everyone informed. Makes sure everyone has all the information they need.
Communicates when necessary to convey specific information. Dislikes chitchat. Prefers fact-based, purposeful discussions that move a project along.
How you contribute to a team
This chart describes your style in working with a team, including the roles you typically take on and your contributions to the team effort.
Wants all team members to feel included in working towards a common goal. Works cooperatively to share achievements.
Stays attuned to relationships. Is less focused on the end product; prioritizes an enjoyable and cooperative process.
Focused on organization, clarity, and achieving outstanding results. Stays focused on stated goals with minimal attention to relationships.
Jumps in to solve logical problems. Focused on useful action and quick results. Acts spontaneously without waiting for others to keep up.
How you manage tasks and projects
This chart describes your style in approaching tasks and activities. Your pattern shows which type of tasks are most likely to appeal to you and take advantage of your strengths.
Has big, complex ideas and formulates plans to put them into action. Persistent and determined. Pursues ambitious goals.
Most excited when generating possibilities and ideas; less interested in implementation. Likes starting projects more than finishing them.
Works in an orderly, systematic manner. Wants clear expectations and standard procedures to follow. Persists until task is done correctly.
Wants quick results. Prefers clear-cut tasks that can be completed in a short time frame. Dislikes long-term projects.
Your Interests In Depth
This section shows your top career interest areas. There are 6 total interest areas, each with its own set of typical work tasks, roles, and values. Some of these interest areas will appeal to you, while others will be less attractive. Choosing a career which is a good match for your interest profile ensures that you enjoy your daily work and get satisfaction out of your accomplishments.
The Six Interest Areas
Each of the six interest areas describes a cluster of related work tasks and activities. People who are drawn to each of these interest areas tend to have certain characteristics, preferences, and personality traits in common.
Building jobs involve the use of tools, machines, or physical skill. Builders like working with their hands and bodies, working with plants and animals, and working outdoors.
Thinking jobs involve theory, research, and intellectual inquiry. Thinkers like working with ideas and concepts, and enjoy science, technology, and academia.
Creating jobs involve art, design, language, and self-expression. Creators like working in unstructured environments and producing something unique.
Helping jobs involve assisting, teaching, coaching, and serving other people. Helpers like working in cooperative environments to improve the lives of others.
Persuading jobs involve leading, motivating, and influencing others. Persuaders like working in positions of power to make decisions and carry out projects.
Organizing jobs involve managing data, information, and processes. Organizers like to work in structured environments to complete tasks with precision and accuracy.
Your Top Interests
Your top interest area is Persuading, which indicates that you are driven to lead, influence, motivate, and direct other people. You are interested in making your mark on the world by impacting the perspectives and decisions of others. You enjoy feeling powerful and important, and want to lead the way.
Top Job Tasks
Your Core Values
Key Personality Traits
Because you are a Persuader, you will often gravitate to roles that allow you to sell other people on products, projects, or initiatives. You will find a natural home in the business world, but will enjoy any role where you can set a course of action and use your ingenuity and influence to achieve your goals. You may feel drawn to entrepreneurship and enjoy the risk inherent in starting a new venture.
Persuaders tend to be natural salespeople with a high energy level and enthusiasm for engaging with others. They are typically good at developing rapport with others, although they may overwhelm some with their aggressive drive. They are typically competitive, goal-oriented, and ambitious.
Persuaders like their work best when they can chase exciting goals, promote new ideas, and close important deals. As a Persuader, your primary career goal will be to find a job where you can take the lead to start and carry out initiatives, act quickly and decisively to set a course, and use your charisma to influence others.
Sample Jobs for Persuaders
- Public Relations Specialist
- Financial Manager
- Personal Financial Advisor
- Buyer or Purchasing Agent
- Real Estate Agent or Broker
- Securities Broker
- Health Services Manager
Career Fields for Persuaders
- Public Relations
- Real Estate
Areas of Study for Persuaders
- Business Administration
- Marketing or Advertising
- Real Estate
- Political Science
- Organizational Psychology
Your secondary interest area is Creating, indicating that you will be interested in using your creative talents and expressing yourself artistically through your work. You are tuned into aesthetics and seek work that allows you to connect with sensory experiences. You may enjoy art, music, drama, architecture, or literature, and like work that allows you to feel an element of your own creative expression. You value activities that allow you to use your imagination.
To satisfy your interest in Creating, look for a career that allows you freedom to express yourself. You will be happiest when you can imagine, envision, experiment, and create. You are interested in developing your own unique point of view and putting your personal spin on what you do.
Careers to Explore
In this section, we'll show you the top careers that match your interest profile. There are a few things to keep in mind as you read over these career suggestions:
1. These career titles are just a starting point. The careers listed here are among the most commonly found in the labor market and are careers that many people will recognize, like lawyer or physician. However, many people have jobs that don't exactly fit any of the descriptions listed here. You might end up with a job that combines several of these typical roles. You might have a job that's specific to one company or industry. Or you might invent a new career altogether! In short, do not limit your imagination to the jobs listed here. These are a representative sample of jobs that fit your personality, but they do not cover every possibility or opportunity that you will come across in your career path.
2. Your individuality is key. The careers in this section are listed generally by how well they fit your interest profile. However, you should not assume that the first career on the list is the best career for you, that the second career listed is the second-best, and so on. You may find careers that spark your interest anywhere on this list. You may also see several careers that do not interest you at all. This is normal and does not mean that your results are not accurate! Everyone is unique, and even someone with an identical interest profile to yours will have different inclinations, passions, and preferences. So while this assessment can point you in the right general direction and give you some good ideas to get started, the ultimate choice of your best career will be up to you.
3. Ultimately, the choice is yours. Because no assessment can tell you exactly which career will be perfect for you, the best way to think of this list is as a starting point for your career research. You can use this list to get ideas of careers that may suit you, but you'll still need to read more about each career that interests you, do real-world research (like interviewing or shadowing people in the field), and evaluate each career according to your own personal criteria. We'll discuss this in more detail later in your report, but for now, just read over this list with an open mind. See if any career ideas stand out as particularly interesting, and which seem worthy of further inspection.
Your Top Career Matches
This list includes the careers that best match your interest profile. For more information about any career, click the Read More link on the bottom right of the career listing. This will open a new window with a full description of that career.
Choosing the Right Career
Now that you’ve reviewed some possible careers, you may be wondering where to go next. Perhaps your list of suggested careers seems overwhelming and confusing. Perhaps you saw some career ideas that sounded interesting, but you’re not sure how to proceed, or how to decide which is really best for you. This section is designed to give you a roadmap that you can use to navigate forward as you explore your career possibilities.
As you continue in your career search, it will be crucial that you have a system for evaluating your opportunities. You need a well-defined approach to looking at various careers and deciding whether they are worth further exploration. You’ve already taken the first step by assessing your interests, but now the task is to take that self-knowledge and translate it into a game plan for exploring your career options.
The first step is to clearly understand your criteria for the career path you seek. You don’t need to know exactly which career is right for you, but you do need to know what you are looking for. You must understand the factors which are more important to your happiness and satisfaction in a career. Equally, you must understand the aspects of a career that you want to avoid, so that you don’t end up in a job that frequently requires you to do things that are not a good fit.
This section will suggest some criteria that you may want to use as part of your career exploration process. These are based on your interest profile, but you will probably find that some of the suggested criteria seem more relevant to you than others. You may also find that you want to add to what is given here. Use these suggestions as a starting point to build your own system of evaluating possible careers.
What Makes Your Ideal Career?
In choosing a career, you want to be mindful of the factors that are most important to you. Many of these factors will be based on your interests and personality, but some will be unique to you. This section will provide you with some guidance in the factors that may be important to you in your career search.
Satisfying your core needs
An ideal career should satisfy your most fundamental motivations to work. Although everyone wants to feel a sense of purpose, we all differ in how we like to feel that we contribute. To understand what sort of career will be satisfying, you must understand the factors that create satisfaction for you.
Below, you will see a list of the factors that are most likely to be important to you in a career. Generally, if a career has all or most of these factors, you will find the day-to-day work satisfying. As you explore different careers, you can use this list as a sort of checklist for each potential career. The more closely a career seems to fit your list of core needs, the more likely you'll be happy with it in the long term.
Your Core Needs:
- Use my charisma and powers of persuasion to motivate and influence other people
- Set exciting goals and take risks to achieve success
- Increase my power and standing within my field
- Promote novel ideas and impact key decisions to make my mark on the world
- Use my creative talents to do something original and unique to me
- Express my ideas, feelings and experiences
- Experience my senses through art, design, music, drama, or other aesthetic media
- Follow my inspiration to create what is authentic to me
Doing tasks and activities that suit you
One of the most important aspects of job satisfaction is the extent to which your daily work fits with your preferred types of activities. Although this may seem obvious, it can be easy to overlook the mundane day-to-day aspects of a job that sounds exciting in the abstract. Before you decide a job is right for you, be sure you understand what the everyday tasks of that job entail, and compare these tasks with your preferred tasks listed below.
Your Preferred Tasks:
- Selling products or services
- Leading or managing a team
- Pitching ideas or initiatives
- Starting a new business or other venture
- Speaking in front of groups of people
- Influencing people to your way of thinking
- Working with forms, colors, patterns, or other visual elements
- Working with aesthetic or expressive media like dance, music, or drama
- Creating a visually appealing presentation or design
- Coming up with an original idea with few or no guidelines to follow
- Working on what inspires you at the moment, rather than a predetermined task
- Being imaginative, creative, and original
Avoiding what you don't like
Almost as important as understanding what tasks you enjoy is understanding which tasks and activites you would prefer to avoid. If some parts of a job are very appealing to you, but other aspects are boring, irritating, or otherwise unpleasant, it's unlikely you'll be happy in that job over the long term.
For each career you're considering, take stock of the typical daily activities and make sure that you will not have to spend significant time on tasks you don't enjoy. Although nobody has a job that they love all the time, it is important to avoid career paths that require a lot of time spent on activities that you simply aren't suited to.
Tasks to Avoid:
- Working with tools or machines
- Working with plants or animals
- Repairing or maintaining things, especially mechanical systems
- Building, constructing, or crafting things
- Being athletic or physical
- Making something tangible, practical and useful
- Caring for others’ personal needs
- Educating or training people
- Counseling people on their personal issues
- Looking after vulnerable people, including the sick, very young, or very old
- Helping others grow and develop
- Being supportive and sympathetic
Asking the important questions
As you explore careers, you will be asking many questions. You are probably already wondering about common concerns, like how much money you might make, how much education or training you will need, or how easy it might be to find a job in a particular field.
But it’s also important that you ask questions that are personal to you and your interests. These questions will help you dial in to the careers that will suit your personality. Here, we suggest some questions that you may want to ask about each career you are seriously considering.
You might answer these questions by doing research online, in books, magazines, or trade journals, or by interviewing people in the field. You may find that the answers to some questions are not a clear “yes” or “no,” and that’s fine. The goal is not to get black-and-white answers to every question, but to gain a better and more complete understanding of whether a career is a good fit for you.
Your Key Questions:
- Will this career allow me to influence and motivate other people?
- Will I feel powerful and important in this career?
- Will this career allow me to take risks and pursue exciting achievements?
- Will this career give me a platform to share my ideas and persuade other people to my point of view?
- Will this career allow me to come up with my own unique and original way of doing things?
- Will this career allow me to be authentic and true to myself on the job?
- Does this career take advantage of my creative talents?
- Will this career put me in environments which are aesthetically pleasing and stimulating to the senses?
The Next Step
You've just made an excellent start to your career search process by exploring your interests, talents, preferences, and values. Give yourself a pat on the back!
Although choosing a career isn't an easy process, it can be an incredibly rewarding one when done right. By doing an objective assessment of who you are and what you are suited to, you've already gotten off to a huge head start.
You've digested a lot of information, so take a while to sit with it. When you're ready, come back to your list of careers and pick out the ones that sound most appealing. Click on the "Read more" link next to each of these careers to learn more about them. Use this as a jumping-off point to begin your own research.
You have plenty of work ahead of you to find your ideal career, but you should now feel well prepared to get started. We wish you the best of luck in your search!