Do you enjoy seeing tangible results and working with a more “hands-on” approach? If yes, you probably ranked high on the Realistic theme and would be described as a “doer”.

Realistic – Potential Skills

People who score high on the realistic theme are called “doers” because they are more interested in action than thought. Potential competencies of doers are:

  • Mechanically inclined
  • Physical strength
  • Motor skills
  • Problem-solving with tools 
  • Outdoorsy and enjoy adventurous activities 

Realistic – Work Activities

People who are Realistic generally like to work with their hands. They like: 

  • Tangible results
  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Using hand tools that require motor coordination and manual dexterity
  • Operating precision machinery
  •  Assembling and repairing electronics
  • Working with physical components of computers and computer networks

Realistic – Environments

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

  • Manufacturing environments
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Engineering firms
  • Technical firms
  •  Outdoors

Realistic – Occupations

Some example occupations for doers would be:

  • Automobile mechanic
  • Carpenter
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Landscape/ground manager
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Electrician 

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

Realistic- The Doers

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