Mayumi Oda CEP121.2270 Professor Wright October 2, 2008

Mayumi Oda
Professor Wright
October 2, 2008
a. Describe Holland's six personality types
It is systems that will help people identify specific occupations that will be
compatible with their personal type. If people identify their personality type using
the Holland system, they can select occupations in which their type will thrive.
There are six personality types in the system; they are realistic, investigative,
artistic, social enterprising and conventional. Usually people possess some of them
as their personality.
Realistic is referred to be people who are good at manipulating of machine, tools,
and things. Therefore, they tend to have practical or conservative characteristics.
Investigative is referred to be people who have analytical, intelligent, and
skeptical characteristics. They like activities to explore, understand, and predict or
control of natural and social phenomenon.
Artistic person likes literary, musical or artistic activities.
Social is referred to be people who prefer to help, teach, treat, counsel, or serve
others through personal interaction. They tend to have empathic or patient
characteristics and interpersonal skills.
Enterprising people are good at persuading, manipulating, or directing others.
They tend to have sales and persuasive ability.
Conventional is referred to become people who tend to have technical skills in
business or production. They are good at establishing or maintaining orderly routines,
application of standards.
b. What are the seven Campbell orientations?
Campbell orientations will help people to appraise their current skills and to see
which ones will lead to workplace success.
Influencing activities involve taking charge and being responsible for results
through positions of leadership, politics, public speaking, and marketing. People who
like influencing activities typically work in organizations.
Organization activities bring orderliness to the work environment by structuring
the work of others, managing, and monitoring financial performance. People who are
inclined toward Organizing activities are good at planning procedures, managing
projects, and directly supervising the work of the others.
Helping activities provide personal services, such as teaching, healing, and
counseling. People who like Helping activities are deeply concerned with the wellbeing of others.
Creating activities involve undertaking different kinds of imaginative pursuits,
such as creating artistic, literary, or musical productions, or designing products or
environments. People drawn to Creating activities select a creative medium such as
writing, art, music, or invention.
Analyzing activities involve evaluating data, conducting scientific experiments,
and working with mathematics. People who are attracted to Analyzing activities are
comfortable with numbers and intellectual concept.
Producing covers practical, “productive,” hands-on activities, such as farming,
construction, and mechanical crafts. People who favor Producing activities generally
like to work with their hands and see the results of their labors.
Adventuring activities involve risk taking, tests of endurance, and a degree of
physical danger through, say, police and military work or athletics. People who like
Adventuring activities frequently seek out excitement.
Describe the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an inventory that sorts people according to their
preferences on four key dimensions that have relevance to workplace happiness:
Extraversion-Introversion, Sensing-Intuition, Thinking-Feeling, and JudgingPerceiving. These preferences do not reflect intelligence, maturity, or skills.
Extraverts are energized through their contact with others, like to think out loud,
and tend to be more action-oriented. Introverts reflect on ideas silently and want to
know the ideas behind a project.
Sensing is referred to be a person who relies on five senses, gets all the details
right, and likes practical, immediately useful information when the person takes in
information. People who have a preference for intuition tend to search for
possibilities, always imagining the future, speculating on what is possible.
People with a thinking preference use logic and analysis to make decisions.
People with a feeling preference are influenced by how others will feel and consider
the effects of their decisions on other people and on relationships.
People who prefer judging live in an orderly way, planning ahead, organizing,
following through. People who prefer perceiving live in a more flexible, spontaneous
way, adapting to new circumstances as they arise.