Analytical and systematic. Likes to observe and assess, work with their hands, and problem-solve.

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Detectives like to combine thought with action—working both with their hands and their minds. Their curiosity and knack for experimentation motivates them to come up with theories and test them out. They have a certain persistence when it comes to fully exploring an idea or creating something. In either case, they don't like to leave something half-done.

Though not necessarily introverted, they are independent minded and tend to question conventional thinking.

They are skeptical of charm and people who are more talk than action.



Careers for Detectives

Detectives do well in careers that require marrying careful thought with action, such as:

  • Archeologist
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Electrical engineer
  • Chemist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist
  • Bicycle repairer
  • Biomass plant technician
  • Agriculture technician
  • Electrician
  • Pilot
  • Forester
  • Environmental compliance inspector


Because they feel competent enough in their abilities, Detectives are not likely to seek collaboration with others. These people tend to find value in individualism, which may leave them to struggle with softer skills.







Though they don't have a natural desire to lead, Detectives have a natural competence for it once they build on some of the softer elements of leadership. They value balanced leadership: one that allows space for thinking and doing.

These people perform best when they are leading likeminded people of similar archetypes—placing higher value in the competence of their team above social etiquette.



Detectives are able to analyze real world problems and focus on solving them with ingenuity. Because they are good at working with both their hands and their minds, they are able to deconstruct problems of various types. And while they are able to think in the abstract, their realistic nature allows them to ground their thinking in a certain pragmatism.

They excel in environments that require thinking through complex circumstances and applying a mix of handiness and analysis to fix problems in the real world, such as in emergencies.



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