Work Personality Evaluation

The Work Personality Evaluation is a 42-item, behaviorally oriented work assessment instrument, which evaluates work personalities based on six personality categories: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC). The basis of the work personality evaluation, developed by Psychologist John Holland, is career choices based upon personality types.

Try It! Answer the questions below to see a description of your Work Personality type.

Do you like to...

  • ...do puzzles?
  • ...work on cars?
  • ...attend concerts, theaters or art exhibits?
  • ...work in teams?
  • ...organize things like files, offices or activities?
  • ...set goals for yourself?
  • ...build things?
  • ...read fiction, poetry or plays?
  • ...have clear instructions to follow?
  • ...influence or persuade people?
  • ...do experiments?
  • ...teach or train people?
  • ...help people solve their problems?
  • ...take care of animals?
  • ...have your day structured?
  • ...sell things?
  • ...do creative writing?
  • ...work on science projects?
  • ...take on new responsibilities?
  • ...heal people?
  • ...figure out how things work?
  • ...put things together or assemble models?
  • ...be creative?
  • ...pay attention to details?
  • ...do filing or typing?
  • ...learn about other cultures?
  • ...analyze problems, situations or trends?
  • ...play instruments or sing?
  • ...dream about starting your own business?
  • ...cook?
  • ...act in plays?
  • ...think things through before making a decision?
  • ...work with numbers or charts?
  • ...discuss issues like politics or current events?
  • ...keep records of your work?
  • ...be a leader?
  • ...work outdoors?
  • ...work in an office?
  • ...work on math problems?
  • ...help people?
  • ...draw?
  • ...give speeches?
 

Grab-and-Go:

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