Social (Helpers)

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

Social types tend to be friendly, outgoing, generous and empathetic. Social types value cooperation and cohesion and find great joy in helping and inspiring and them.

Due to this, social types are likely to be satisfied in careers in nursing, teaching, therapy, counseling or customer services, as these careers allow social types to help others and promote cohesive relationships

It is important to note, that although you may share the most preferences with the social 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.

Social careers

As social personality types are friendly and empathetic, they tend to strive in careers that involve social interaction and caring for others. As you can imagine, this includes careers such as teaching, nursing, counselling or management.

Social personality types are likely to struggle in careers that don’t involve working closely with others or helping them, such as farmers, carpenters or truck drivers.

Career matches for Social's:

Career Guide Category
Acupuncturist Healthcare
Administrative Support Business
Anesthesiologist Healthcare
Athletic Trainer Healthcare
Audiologist Healthcare
Bus Driver Transportation & Logistics
Child Psychologist Healthcare
Childcare Human Services
Chiropractor Healthcare
Clergy Human Services
Clinical Psychologist Healthcare
Counselor Healthcare
Customer Service Business
Daycare Worker Human Services
Dental Assistant Healthcare
Dental Hygienist Healthcare
Dentist Healthcare
Dietetic Technician Healthcare
Dietitian Healthcare
Elementary School Teacher Education
Epidemiologist Science & Tech
Event Planner Marketing & Sales
Exercise Physiologist Healthcare
Financial Advisor Finance
Flight Attendant Transportation & Logistics
Forensic Psychologist Healthcare
Hairdresser Human Services
High School Teacher Education
Home Healthcare Aide Healthcare
Human Resources Business
Insurance Agent Finance
Internist Healthcare
Interpreter Human Services
IT Support Computers & IT
Kindergarten Teacher Education
Librarian Education
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Healthcare
Loan Officer Finance
Massage Therapist Healthcare
Medical Assistant Healthcare
Medical Secretary Healthcare
Medical Technician Healthcare
Middle School Teacher Education
Mortgage Loan Officer Finance
Nanny Human Services
Nurse Midwife Healthcare
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare
Nursing Assistant (CNA) Healthcare
Nutritionist Healthcare
Occupational Therapist Healthcare
Operations Manager Business
Ophthalmic Technician Healthcare
Ophthalmologist Healthcare
Optician Healthcare
Optometrist Healthcare
Orthodontist Healthcare
Paramedic (EMT) Public Services
Pediatrician Healthcare
Personal Trainer Healthcare
Pharmacist Healthcare
Physical Therapist Healthcare
Physical Therapist Assistant Healthcare
Physician (General) Healthcare
Physician Assistant Healthcare
Podiatrist Healthcare
Police Officer Public Services
Preschool Teacher Education
Probation Officer Public Services
Psychiatrist Healthcare
Psychologist Healthcare
Recreational Therapist Healthcare
Registered Nurse (RN) Healthcare
Respiratory Therapist Healthcare
School Administration Education
School Nurse Healthcare
School Psychologist Healthcare
Server (Waiter/Waitress) Hospitality & Tourism
Sign Language Interpreter Human Services
Special Education Teacher Education
Speech Pathologist Healthcare
Speech Therapist Healthcare
Teacher Assistant Education
Teacher’s Aide Education
Therapist Healthcare
Tutor Education
Ultrasound Technician Healthcare