Enterprising

The Persuaders: Persuade people of the value of idea or product; committed to profit.

Ambitious, competitive, energetic. Like leading, convincing, and managing people for economic gain.

Occupations involve idea work: Selling, leading, persuading others to attain personal or organizational goals.

Work Activities:

  • Selling and convincing
  • Debating and leading
  • Managing people or projects
  • Running groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Political maneuvering
  • Discussing business
  • Initiating projects
  • Giving talks or speeches
  • Organizing activities
  • Making decisions
  • Meet important people
  • Having power or status
  • Dealing with business
  • Competing with others

Descriptors:

  • Ambitious
  • Competitive
  • Status conscious
  • Persuasive
  • Assertive
  • Energetic
  • Witty

Values:

  • Persuading
  • Selling
  • Leading
  • Influencing
  • Power or authority
  • Status
  • Possessions
  • Profit
  • Excitement
  • Risk-taking

Sample Majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Consumer Economics
  • Finance
  • Government
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Labor Relations
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant Management
  • Retail Merchandising

Sample Careers:

  • Banker
  • Business Manager
  • College Administrator
  • Elected Public Official
  • Energy Broker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Loan Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Manufacturer’s Rep
  • Marketing Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Realtor
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Stockbroker
  • Theater Manager
  • Top Executives
  • Urban Planner

Might Enjoy Work in:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Government and Politics
  • Fundraising
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • My Own Business
  • Hospitality
  • Law