S — The Social Type

This type is one of Holland’s Vocational Personality Types. The Social type can be described by the following characteristics:

achieving, benevolent, cheerful, clear-sighted, concerned with the welfare of others, convincing, cooperative, generous, good leaders, humanistic, idealistic, kind, obliging, popular, responsible, sensitive, sociable, understanding

Preferences & Values


  • social contacts
  • express themselves well
  • get along with others

Common Vocational Choices
clinical psychologist, guidance counsellor, teacher, marriage counsellor, religious worker, school superintendent, social worker, speech therapist, vocational counsellor

Negative Traits
little talent for mechanics or science