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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Investigative types like working with ideas and prefer occupations that require an extensive amount of thinking. They like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. The have a scientific approach to everything, believing that with enough knowledge all problems can be solved.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophisticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Investigative activities may include collecting information for analysis (e.g. Financial Analyst), developing or using classification systems to assist with large amounts of data (e.g. Botanist), using mathematical formulae to predict outcomes (e.g. Statistician), designing and carrying out research work (e.g. Forensic Scientist), determining causes and effects (e.g. Doctor, Dietician), and using scientific procedures to investigate complex problems (e.g. Biochemist, Astronomer).