Social personality type

Individuals who are a social personality type are dedicated leaders, humanistic, responsible and supportive. They use feelings, words and ideas to work with people rather than physical activity to do things. They enjoy closeness, sharing, groups, unstructured activity and being in charge.

Social personality type solves problems by feeling

These individuals are friendly and skilled with words and solve problems by feeling. A social personality type enjoys informing, helping, training, developing and curing people in their work. Their empathy and sensitivity to emotional cues helps them solve people problems, sometimes before others are aware of them. These individuals can pull people together and generate positive energy for a good cause.

Social personality type focuses on people and their concerns

People and their concerns are the focus of a social personality type. These individuals are sensitive to people's moods and feelings, and make friends easily. They sometimes focus on people concerns to the exclusion of all else. A social personality type may appear impractical, especially to the realistic types. Take a free personality test to learn more about your work preferences and test personality.

Possible occupations that fit a social personality type

Their occupation will frequently involve working with, communicating with and/or teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. Some of the occupational areas that fit a social personality type are:

Social/Artistic

Helping people, being serviceable, combined with creativity, creating and designing.

Typical occupations

  • Arts teacher secondary school
  • Architecture teacher
  • Art academy teacher
  • Recreation program worker
  • TV presenter
  • Museum employee
  • Museum guide
Social/Conventional

Helping people, being serviceable, combined with being entrepreneurial and influential.

Typical occupations

Social/Enterprising

Helping people, being serviceable, combined with being entrepreneurial and influential.

Typical occupations

Social/Investigative

Helping people, being serviceable, combined with research, solving and specializing.

Typical occupations

Social/Realistic

Helping people, being serviceable, combined with working outdoors, animals, operating machinery, working with your hands, traveling, tackling work.

Typical occupations

Learn more about your work preferences by taking a free personality test

Our personality test is based on the Holland Codes developed by psychologist John L. Holland. The social personality type is one of six personality types in this model. You may have characteristics from other personality types as well. Find out more about your work preferences and personality type and take a free career test based on the Holland Codes now.