Based on international data, we've devised a quick quiz to identify which personality type you are and therefore what type of career you'd be best suited to. Just answer these questions to find out your personality type!
You are part of a team that runs a weather station, known for getting information out to the public on time. What are you up to?
- As the cameraman, you’ll be filming the action both in the studio and on location
- Making decisions from the data so you can tell the team what weather they have I store
- Gathering the data from your various satellites
- Designing the graphics for the programme and your webpage
- Presenting the weather to your audience
- Producing the show and making sure everything runs smoothly
In any organisation, what would be your ideal role?
- Training your staff to be the best they can be
- CEO. You want to be running it, obviously!
- Out on the streets making sure your products get delivered on time
- Coming up with ideas for your latest line of merchandise
- Organising work IT systems
- Finding out what’s the next product your customer wants
You’re putting on a play at your local amateur dramatics society, where have you come into your own?
- You’ve built the stage from scratch
- Everybody has to be on cue and prompted on the night - that’s you!
- Using your imagination to write the script
- With such a small budget, it’s up to you to find inventive ways to source your props
- Only the lead role for you, dahhling
- Directing the whole venture and seeing the production through
What best describes your personality?
- You like solving problems and thinking about ideas. You are often asking questions.
- You like seeing the detail in things, and like set procedures and routines.
- You like solving problems through practical, hands-on ways.
- You like to be able to express yourself and not be dragged down by rules.
- You like carrying out projects and enjoy taking the helm.
- You like working with other people and making sure everyone feels happy.
It’s sports day at school, where do your talents lie?
- Decorating the sports field
- Researching healthy food options for the tuck shop
- In charge of the sound system
- Logging the results to ensure the right house wins
- Running the tuck shop
- Captaining the house team
BigPharmaCorp is launching a their new product Sleepease to aid sleep. What role have you played in this development?
- Set up the factory to mass produce Sleepease
- Tested the product in the lab to make sure you’ve the best aid out there
- Made sure that the new product complies to all drop regulations
- Designed the packaging to make sure people will buy it
- Gone on the road talking to people to understand who will buy your new product
- As the strategic planner you’ve seen the drug through its test phase all the way to market
You’re on a Game Show in which you could win £1000. In which game would you most likely win the money?
- A Murder Mystery event where you have to work out whodunnit
- Designing and building a model bridge
- Robot Wars, as the master-fixer extraordinaire
- A quest where you have to meet people along the way to find the answers you need
- An Apprentice-style challenge
If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
- A friendly and caring dolphin
- A bower bird, creating a sculpture within your nest
- A cunning fox
- A beaver, building that dam day after day
- A tortoise. Slow and steady wins the race, they say!
- A chimpanzee, always after the best tool to break your favourite nut
Check which colour and category you correspond with most. In the same way that you might will not fall into one category completely, a career will combine a number of different working environments.
Realistic people enjoy activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of these occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. They may include chefs, farmers, electricians, dentists, firefighters, civil engineers and lab technicians.
Investigative people enjoy involve working with ideas, and jobs that require an extensive amount of thinking. Investigative occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. and may include nurses, intelligence analysts, audiologists, robotics engineer, coroners and automotive engineering technicians.
Artistic people enjoy working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules. Artistic careers include hairdressers, craft artists, teachers, editors, anthropologists, astronomers and interior designers.
Social people enjoy working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others and may include waiters, personal care assistants, special needs teachers, genetic counsellors, physical therapists, and midwives.
Enterprising people enjoy starting up and carrying out projects. Enterprising occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. Enterprising careers may include bartenders, clinical research coordinators, human resource managers, supply chain managers, lawyers, urban planners and curators.
Conventional people enjoy following set procedures and routines. Conventional occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow and careers may include gardeners, receptionists, web developers, accountants, archivists, bioinformaticians and pharmacists.