Enterprising – The Persuaders

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Do you feel like you can sell anything from a pen to specialized software? What about taking charge in a fundraiser or presenting at an event? If yes, you probably ranked high on the Enterprising theme and would be described as a “persuader.”

Enterprising – Potential Competencies

People who score high on the Enterprising theme are often called “persuaders” because they like to influence others, lead groups, and take risks. Potential skills are:

  • Public speaking
  • Sales
  • Social and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • High energy
  • Optimism

Enterprising – Work Activities

People who are Enterprising enjoy working with others and leading them towards organizational and economic success. Common work activities might include:

  • Selling
  • Entertaining clients
  • Leading groups
  • Giving speeches, talks, and presentations
  • Managing people and projects

Enterprising – Environments

In regards to work environments, people high on Enterprising would like to work in environments such as:

  • Start-ups or independently owned businesses
  • Industrial and manufacturing firms
  • Government and political organizations
  • Seats of power and finance
  • Retail and wholesale firms
  • Fund-raising organizations

Enterprising – Occupations

Some example occupations for persuaders would be:

  • Investments Manager
  • Realtor
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Travel Consultant 

Knowing what work activities and environments you are interested in and understanding your capabilities can help you find a great career path for you that you actually enjoy. This is especially important for students as they begin to explore different career paths that are available for them. The SuperStrong assessment supports this by identifying multiple career paths that are chosen based on their interests. 

Take a look at our RealisticInvestigativeArtistic, Social, and Conventional blog posts if you feel like you’re more of a “doer”, “thinker”, “creator”, “helper”, or “organizer!”

Enterprising – The Persuaders

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