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The RIASEC model refers to a career and professional choices theory developed by the American psychologist John L. Holland (1919-2008).
Based on psychological types, it assumes that if we are aware of our personality, then we can choose a job that suits us and in which we can flourish. This approach is therefore relevant in the context of a career choice or a professional reorientation.
Six personality types in a professional context are identified, the first letter of which is the acronym RIASEC.
Realistic: Need to be physically involved in what they do. Pragmatic, the Realistic types can take up challenges with skill and ingenuity.
Investigator: Driven by a thirst for knowledge and knowledge, driven by intellectual values, they strive for excellence.
Artistic: Wish to express emotions or thoughts through art forms. Dreamy, imaginative, intuitive, avoiding routine.
Social: Attracted by activities that promote contact with others, especially to help them, motivated by respect for others and dedication.
Entrepreneurial: Like to have responsibilities, overcome challenges in the hope of reaching the top. Ambitious and socially skilled.
Conventional: Desire to respect standards, instructions and rules. Discreet, attentive, in search of security.
A 6-type model allows 720 combinations, but most of the tests highlight the three main key axes which, ordered by decreasing importance, are then associated with a set of professions.
Olafur Eliasson (born 1967) is an Icelandic-Danish artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience.
Eliasson’s views on art inspire us to see and consider differently our relationship with art – of course – but also with work. And, why not, motivate us to bring the power of art inside work.
Here are a few insights taken from a paper he wrote for the World Economic Forum:
« Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt. And this felt feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action. »
« I believe that one of the major responsibilities of artists (…) is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also to feel it emotionally and physically. »
« The important thing is not that we agree about the experience that we share, but that we consider it worthwhile sharing an experience at all. In art and other forms of cultural expression, disagreement is accepted and embraced as an essential ingredient. »
« I am convinced that by bringing us together to share and discuss, a work of art can make us more tolerant of difference and of one another. »
« Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we – from the local to the global. »