When I first heard about the Holland Codes, I was intrigue with each personality types thus I decided to use it in working with the diverse personalities around me. Understanding more about the six different personality types can be beneficial in running your business or organization.
R: Doers (Realistic)
People with this main characteristics are independent, stable, persistent, practical, down-to-earth, physical, athletic, or mechanical. They can and think straight and they don’t hesitate before doing something.
They are the sales people, people who love to have fun at NOW habit.
I: Thinkers (Investigative)
People with the main type of thinkers are intellectual, curious, methodical, rational, analytical, and logical.
They want to know a lot about the world around them and are good in thinking first before making any decision. They love to solve problems and investigate before reacting.
Accountant, Engineers, Doctors, Mathematicians and IT professionals are the usual group of professional who are in this personality type.
A: Creators (Artistic)
People of this type are creative, intuitive, sensitive, expressive, unstructured, original, nonconforming, and innovative, spontaneous and open-minded.
They are keen to create something new, something beautiful and have an impact of many people’s minds with their creations.
Animators, Artist, Writers and Painters are some of the people in this group. The want to express themselves and they cannot be keep with specific standards.
S: Helpers (Social)
This type of people are kind, generous, cooperative, patient, caring, helpful, empathetic, and friendly. They find it important to help people and they value work with others a lot.
For helpers, money is not their motivation but charity and service to others.
Nurses, caregivers and teachers are in this group.
E: Persuaders (Enterprising)
People who have a stronger feature of this type are adventurous, ambitious, assertive, confident, extroverted, energetic, enthusiastic, optimistic, dominant, persuasive, and motivational.
They become good leaders, they are good in engaging with people and inspiring them to follow them. They are not afraid of taking risks and playing the main role in what they do.
This is the DNA of entrepreneurs, politicians, physical therapist and even bartenders.
C: Organizers (Conventional)
This type of people are the people who are logical, efficient, well-organized, thorough, and detail-oriented.
They are careful and like to give structure to what they do. Practical tasks, quantitative measurements, and structured environments are the fields they are very good at.
Your boss, some CEO’s/managers could be on this group.
You could have 2 or 3 or any combination of these personality types. You are normal and they are too. So the next time you meet someone instead of judging them or disagreeing with them ASK – is it his/her intention to behave this way or it’s just naturally his/her personality?
You will have the power to influence and empower your team by understanding and working on each differences.