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The "E" Code‍

The E Code in RIASEC

We are examining the Holland Codes. You’ll sometimes see them as “RIASEC.” Read this post for more information on The Holland Codes and RIASEC.

You’ve received the results of the Strong Interest Inventory. Now, of course, you would like to know just what those results mean. There are six theme codes. This post is about the “E” code or Enterprising personality types. (For reference, you can see a sample of the I Start Strong Report here.)

We explore the others here:






If one of your themes is Enterprising -- or the “E” in the Holland Codes wheel -- exactly what does that mean?

The Strong Interest Inventory uses six general themes to describe your personality. These themes also help identify the type of work you might enjoy. Most people find that there is a combination of themes that best describe them. You are most likely to enjoy work that is closely related to your top themes.

If one of your top themes is Enterprising then you should know….

Enterprising people are persuaders! Being “enterprising” you like to lead others. You might describe yourself as driven and ambitious. You probably enjoy persuading people and will push to make improvements and innovations.

“Enterprising” people excel in leadership careers. They are outstanding at sales, finance, management and politics.

  • Enterprising people describe themselves as ambitious, assertive, and self-confident.
  • They enjoy environments that are fast-paced and businesslike, and that reward individual efforts.
  • They tend to be outwardly communicative.  They use their verbal skills to promote organizational goals and financial success.
  • Enterprising occupations frequently involve selling products or ideas and leading and managing others.

Here are some careers that an “enterprising” person might consider. These careers provide the opportunity to motivate and influence others.

· Advertising Sales Representative

· Banker

· Branch Manager

· Buyer

· Credit Analyst

· Customer Service Manager

· Interpreter

· Office Manager

· Recruiter

· Social Services Director

For descriptions of the other them codes please see the themes below