I want to become a doctor when I grow up so I could help the sick. I want to become a pilot and fly in the skies. I want to be a policeman, to protect those who are harmed. I want to become a singer and conquer people’s hearts around the world. I want to be a billionaire, so freaking bad.
When we were young, we were influenced by what we see in the television, by what we hear on the radio or by what our parents “plan” or “dream” for us. But what do we really want to be. Proverbs tells us to know ourselves, find what are capable of, discover our talents and find fulfillment in what we are doing. But how do we know?
There exists a commonly used test by educational institutions to determine career interests that points one to their career options. This test is based from the six different categories of occupations. The RIASEC – it is a representation of personality types described in a theory of occupations formulated by psychologist John L. Holland. Based on this test, the category which yields the highest score defines one’s career tendency.
Provided on the link below is one of the commonly used website for the RIASEC Test. Copy and use that link to test yourself and read below what your career inclination is based on the resulting “Letter” for you.
The RIASEC Meaning
R – Realistic (Doers)
- You are described as stable, assertive, with physical strength and practical.
- You like to work with your hands. You focus on things in the physical world and use your bodily skills.
- You like to repair and work with tools, machines and you prefer outdoor works.
- You prefer problems that are tangible rather than theoretical. You want practical solutions that can be acted out.