The Strong Interest Inventory is not an assessment of skills or abilities, but rather a measure of interests. It creates suggested careers based on your interests. There are several sections to the assessment.
Section 1: General Themes – describes interests, personal values, and work activities in six areas.
- Realistic (R) – tradition, practicality, physical coordination
- Investigative (I) – independence, curiosity, analytical
- Artistic (A) – originality, imagination, creativity
- Social (S) – cooperation, generosity, people skills
- Enterprising (E) – risk taking, status, competitive
- Conventional (C) – accuracy, stability, attentions to details
Section 2-4: Three scales – Basic Interest, Occupational, and Personal Style – identify your preferences, motivations, and likes/dislikes in various occupations.
Section 5-6: A Profile and Response Summary provides a snapshot of your profile and summarizes your responses within each category.