Is it in your nature to want to work with and help others? If yes, you probably ranked high on the Social theme and would be described as a “helper.”

 

Social – Potential Competencies

People who score high on the Social theme are often called “helpers” because they like to work in teams and to help people. They often enjoy empowering others and are viewed as humanistic. 

Potential competencies are:

  • Social
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Verbal ability
  • Teaching
  • Listening 
  • Ability to empathize and understand others

Social – Work Activities

People who are Social love working with people and in groups. Common work activities might include:

  • Teaching
  • Hiring and training
  • Caring for others
  • Presenting
  • Facilitating groups

Social – Environments

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

  • Social service agencies
  • Schools
  • Religious organizations
  • Human resource departments
  • Medical service and healthcare facilities
  • Mental health clinics

Social – Occupations

Some example occupations for helpers would be:

  • Social Worker
  • School Counselor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Community Service Director
  • Parks and Recreation Manager

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 RealisticInvestigativeArtisticEnterprising, and Conventional blog posts if you feel like you’re more of a “doer”, “thinker”, “creator”, “persuader”, or “organizer!”

Social – The Helpers