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.
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.