Do you have an analytical thought-process and are you constantly thinking of how and why things work? If yes, you probably ranked high on the Investigative theme and would be described as a “thinker.”

Investigative – Potential Competencies

People who scored high on Investigative because they tend to have a strong scientific and inquiring orientation. They are often described as analytical, theoretical, and inquiring. Potential competencies for Investigative thinkers are:

  • Mathematical skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Writing skills
  • Scientific ability
  • Perseverance in solving difficult and abstract problems

Investigative – Work Activities

People who are Investigative generally enjoy gathering information, uncovering facts, and analyzing and interpreting data. Common work activities might include:

  • Doing scientific or laboratory work
  • Conducting research and analyses
  • Collecting organizing data
  • Solving problems through thinking

Investigative – Environments

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

  • Self-structured environments
  • Research laboratories
  • Design firms
  • Universities and colleges
  • Medical facilities
  • Computer-related industries
  • Scientific foundations and think tanks

Investigative – Occupations

Some example occupations for thinkers would be:

  • Computer Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Research and Development Manager
  • University Professor
  • Physician

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 Realistic, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional blog posts if you feel like you’re more of a “doer”, “creator”, “helper”, “persuader”, or “organizer!”

Investigative – The Thinkers