Naturalist types like work that involves 'doing' something to 'organic things', i.e. plants, animals and their produce (e.g. food). They like work that may involve nurturing plants, animals or the environment. Like Realists, Naturalists enjoy a hands-on approach and like to see tangible results.
Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.
Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.
Naturalist activities may include basic physical work (cleaning animals, planting, food preparation), managing animal and/or plant welfare (e.g. breeding / propagation / spraying), using an understanding of natural life-cycles to optimise productivity (as with crops, forestry and herding), using knowledge of foodstuffs to produce commercial food produce (e.g. Butchers, Confectioners), the preparation, cooking and serving of food (e.g. Chefs and their assistants).
Realistic occupations involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outdoors.
Administrative occupations involve working with data and details more than with ideas and people. These people like clear routines and instructions, and enjoy checking facts and figures.
Enterprising occupations involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Investigative occupations involve working with ideas and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Social occupations involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Creative occupations involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Linguistic types enjoy work involving the creation and exchange of information through writing, electronic media or the spoken word. These people prefer unstructured environments where there is time to use their imagination to compose their thoughts.