Realistic (Doers)

The realistic type is one of the six personality types included in the Holland Code model of personality.

Realistic types tend to be practical and independent in nature. They tend to adopt a concrete approach to problem solving and can often appear assertive and competitive. Overall, realistic types tend to be interested in activities that require motor coordination, skill and strength.

Due to this, realistic types are likely to be satisfied in careers such as architecture, athletics, carpentry or dentistry due to the practical skills and problem solving required.

It is important to note, that although you may share the most preferences with the realistic type, you are very likely to share interests with the other personality types. The Holland Code ranks how you relate to each personality type to give you one of 720 unique personality types.

Realistic Careers

As realistic personalities are practical and natural problem solvers, they are likely to progress in professions that use tools, machines or mechanical equipment.  Such careers include carpentry, a surgeon or a dentists. They may also progress in careers such as athletics due to their competitive nature.

Realistic personality types may struggle in less practical and hands on careers, such as in counselling or teaching.

Career matches for Realistic's:

Career GuideCategory
App DeveloperComputers & IT
Athletic TrainerHealthcare
Audio TechnicianMedia & Film
Auto Body TechnicianVocational (Trades)
BrickmasonVocational (Trades)
Bus DriverTransportation & Logistics
ChefHospitality & Tourism
Chemical EngineerEngineering
ChemistScience & Tech
Civil EngineerEngineering
Computer NetworkingComputers & IT
Construction ManagerConstruction
Construction WorkerConstruction
Correctional OfficerPublic Services
Dental AssistantHealthcare
Dental HygienistHealthcare
Dietetic TechnicianHealthcare
Electrical EngineerEngineering
ElectricianVocational (Trades)
Environmental EngineerEngineering
Exercise PhysiologistHealthcare
Express Delivery DriverTransportation & Logistics
Fashion DesignerArts & Humanities
Flooring InstallerVocational (Trades)
Food TechnicianScience & Tech
General ContractorConstruction
GeologistScience & Tech
Graphic DesignerMarketing & Sales
HairdresserHuman Services
Home Healthcare AideHealthcare
HVAC TechnicianVocational (Trades)
Industrial EngineerEngineering
IT SupportComputers & IT
Landscape ArchitectConstruction
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)Healthcare
MachinistVocational (Trades)
Mail CarrierTransportation & Logistics
Massage TherapistHealthcare
Mechanical EngineerEngineering
Medical AssistantHealthcare
Medical TechnicianHealthcare
Medical TranscriptionistHealthcare
MicrobiologistScience & Tech
ModelMedia & Film
Nuclear EngineerEngineering
Nurse PractitionerHealthcare
Nursing Assistant (CNA)Healthcare
Ophthalmic TechnicianHealthcare
Paramedic (EMT)Public Services
Pastry ChefHospitality & Tourism
PathologistScience & Tech
Personal Driver (Uber, Lyft)Transportation & Logistics
Personal TrainerHealthcare
Petroleum EngineerEngineering
Pharmacy TechnicianHealthcare
PhotographerArts & Humanities
Physical TherapistHealthcare
Physical Therapist AssistantHealthcare
Physician (General)Healthcare
Physician AssistantHealthcare
PilotTransportation & Logistics
PipefitterVocational (Trades)
PlumberVocational (Trades)
Police OfficerPublic Services
Respiratory TherapistHealthcare
RooferVocational (Trades)
Security GuardPublic Services
Server (Waiter/Waitress)Hospitality & Tourism
Software DeveloperComputers & IT
Software QAComputers & IT
SteamfitterVocational (Trades)
Systems AnalystComputers & IT
Truck Driver (CDL)Transportation & Logistics
Ultrasound TechnicianHealthcare
VeterinarianScience & Tech
Veterinary TechnicianScience & Tech
Web DeveloperComputers & IT
WelderVocational (Trades)