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Using Technology in Career Exploration 27 Oakland Schools

Instructional Module 2.2 Resource Revised December 2007
What Personality Type Are You?
from Exploring Careers: What's Right For You (Sunburst)

Mark Yes or No next to each of the following questions in order to learn how much you resemble
each of the following personality types.

ARE YOU A DOER? (Realistic)

☒ Do you enjoy working with your hands?
☐ Are you mechanically-inclined (like to work with tools/machines) and good at fixing things?
☐ Do you prefer concrete problems (involves working with things that can be seen or touched),
not abstract (idea-based) ones?
☒ Do you like working outdoors?
☒ Are you athletic?
☐ Do you prefer to “tell it like it is” (honest and to the point) rather than “beat around the bush”
(talk around the topic and not get straight to the point)?
☒ Do you like activities like fishing, hiking, camping?
☐ Do you hate getting dressed up?

Would your friends call you:
☐ practical? (you like taking action; you are not a dreamer)
☒ reliable? (you can be counted on to do what you say you will do)
☐ physically strong?

Total Yes Answers 5


ARE YOU A THINKER? (Investigative)

☒ Do you like math and science?
☒ Do you prefer to work alone?
☐ Do you enjoy finding solutions to complicated (difficult) problems?
☒ Would you call your attitudes unconventional (different from most people)?
☒ Do you have confidence in your intellectual (learning and thinking) abilities?
☐ Is it easy for you to get really wrapped up in a project?
☒ Do you like games that require you to solve a series of puzzles?
☐ Do you dislike being put in charge or having to persuade people to your point of view?

Would your friends call you:
☒ curious?
☒ analytical? (logical, try to figure something out and determine how it works, separate things
into their parts)
☒ independent? (do things your own way, not easily influenced by others)

Total Yes Answers 8


Using Technology in Career Exploration 28 Oakland Schools
Instructional Module 2.2 Resource Revised December 2007
ARE YOU A CREATOR? (Artistic)

☒ Do you enjoy music, art, and drama?
☐ Do you prefer to work in a free, unstructured (not closely organized) environment?
☒ Do you like small, intimate (close friends) groups?
☐ Do you find it hard to stick to a routine? (like a daily schedule)
☒ Do you prefer to do things your own way?
☒ Are you willing to take a risk and try something new?
☐ Do you keep a diary or journal? (write down personal thoughts and feelings)
☐ Do you dislike activities that require you to do the same thing over and over again?

Would your friends call you:
☒ unconventional? (acting or thinking different than others)
☐ expressive? (show your feelings in words, emotions, art forms)
☒ imaginative? (able to come up with different and creative ideas easily)

Total Yes Answers 6


ARE YOU A HELPER? (Social)

☒ Are you sensitive to the needs of others? (affected by the emotions of others)
☐ Do you find it easy to talk to other people?
☒ Do you enjoy teaching and tutoring others?
☐ Do you like to help people solve their personal problems?
☐ Do you dislike working with machines and tools?
☒ Do you enjoy working in groups?
☐ Do your friends come to you when they need someone to talk to?
☒ Have you ever done volunteer work to help needy people? If not, would you like to?

Would your friends call you:
☒ caring?
☐ cooperative? (usually willing to work with other people to get something done)
☒ friendly?

Total Yes Answers 6


Using Technology in Career Exploration 29 Oakland Schools
Instructional Module 2.2 Resource Revised December 2007
ARE YOU A PERSUADER? (Enterprising)

☐ Do you try to convince people to see things your way?
☒ Do you like to take a leadership position?
☒ Do you enjoy “making things happen”?
☒ Do you like competition? (being in contests, playing games, being in sports where someone wins
and loses)
☒ Are you good at organizing activities for other people?
☒ Are you energetic and ambitious? (trying to achieve a higher goal)
☐ Do you like to talk in class or participate in debates? (arguing a point-of-view)
☐ Would you like to be elected an officer in your school’s student government?

Would your friends call you:
☐ sociable?
☒ ambitious? (trying to achieve a higher goal)
☐ assertive? (bold and confident)

Total Yes Answers 6


ARE YOU AN ORGANIZER? (Conventional)

☐ Do you prefer a well-ordered (organized) environment?
☐ Do you like working with numbers and records?
☒ Are you most comfortable with steady (fixed, little change) routines?
☒ Are you careful, orderly, and calm?
☐ Are you good at analyzing information? (like to examine and evaluate information, identify its
parts)
☐ Do you value material possessions and status?
☐ Do you like to collect things like sports cards, coins, or stamps?
☐ On a trip, are you the person who locates the destination on the map and finds the best route?

Would your friends call you:
☐ steady?
☐ orderly?
☒ dependable? (people can rely on you for support and trust that you will act in an expected way)

Total Yes Answers 3

Using Technology in Career Exploration 30 Oakland Schools
Instructional Module 2.2 Resource Revised December 2007
What Personality Type Am I?
Now that you have answered the questions, count up the number of Yes answers you have marked for each
personality type.

I have 5Yes answers for the Doer (Realistic) Personality Type.

I have 8 Yes answers for the Thinker (Investigative) Personality Type.

I have 6 Yes answers for the Creator (Artistic) Personality Type.

I have 6 Yes answers for the Helper (Social) Personality Type.

I have 6 Yes answers for the Persuader (Enterprising) Personality Type.

I have 3 Yes answers for the Organizer (Conventional) Personality Type.

Using your highest, second-highest, and third-highest scores as a guide, fill in the blanks below.

I am most like the Thinker (Investigative) Personality Type.

I am next most like the Creator (Artistic), Helper (Social), and Persuader ( Enterprising)
Personality Type.

The third type I am most like is the Doer (Realistic) Personality Type.