Identity Development And Personality Prototype
As a young adolescent, I avoided making decisions about my future education and career (diffusion). Then I joined the military because I thought that was what everyone in my family wanted (foreclosure). After spending six years in the military, I decided to get out and explore my options (moratorium). I went to college and received a B.A.in business. Next, I explored career options in many different fields in business and realized business was not my forte. Finally, at forty three years old, I reached the achievement stage, when I realized that nursing is my passion …show more content…
17) “What seems crucial to the success of anyone searching for a new beginning is that they know where to start, with themselves. You may not know exactly which job or volunteer position you want, but you know your strengths; capitalize on them. Understanding your uniqueness through personality type, if it resonates, or therapy, or any way you choose, is a good place to begin. Then use the resources that are available to create some structure, and a plan.” Using what you know about yourself to help you find your path, has been the aim of a theory devised by John Holland (1985, 1987, 1996). The following chart will describe different personalities and the careers that are best suited for each type.
Personality Types in Holland 's Theory
Personality Type Description Careers
Realistic Individuals enjoy doing physical labor and working with their hands: they like to solve concrete problems. Mechanic, truck driver, construction worker
Investigative Individuals are task oriented and enjoy thinking about abstract relations. Scientist, technical worker
Social Individuals are skilled verbally and interpersonally: they enjoy solving problems using these skills. Teacher, counselor, social