The Holland Codes are a group of personality archetypes that were developed by American psychologist John L. Holland. He argued that people work best in environments that match their personalities and preferences. By using these Holland Codes to identify an individual's personality archetypes, it may be possible to match them to their ideal vocations.
The Holland Code Personality Archetypes:
Realistic people are typically competitive and practical. Their interests often take them to mechanical or scientific pursuits and activities that require coordination and skill. They often solve problems with a concrete and direct approach.
Investigative people are typically very curious, observant and analytical. Their interests often take them to technological or scientific pursuits and activities requiring research and analysis. They often solve problems by collecting and analysing data before taking action.
Artistic people are typically very creative (duh!), enthusiastic and sensitive. Their interests often take them to creative and colourful pursuits and activities that are unstructured and allow them to express themselves. They often solve problems with an abstract mindset.
Social people are typically supportive, empathetic and friendly. Their interests often involve educating, developing and helping other people. They often solve problems with feeling and by collaborating with other people.
Enterprising people are typically charismatic, risk-tolerant and assertive. Their interests often take them to entrepreneurial pursuits and activities requiring leadership and organisation skills. They often solve problems by taking risks, managing others and using their persuasion skills
Conventional people are typically organised, reliable, meticulous and task-oriented. They often prefer solving problems in a structured environment and enjoy working with data, such as numbers and figures.