Once upon a time there was this styles of thinking system known - interestingly enough - as Styles of Thinking, consisting of 5 thinking styles, with this big clunky test known as the InQ found here:
But then there came along a bigger, better, stronger, faster system of thinking styles known as The Holland Code. The test is found here:
Holland Code Quiz
My score on the Styles of Thinking test was Idealist-Analyst. My score on the Holland Code is
Investigative in the Holland Code aligns with Analyst in Styles of Thinking, and Social in the Holland Code aligns with Idealist in Styles of Thinking.
Conventional, a category which I always knew was lacking from the Styles of Thinking, comes out second with me. So instead of being an Idealist-Analyst in the Styles of Thinking, I am now Investigative (i.e., Analyst)-Conventional.
The respective categories in the two systems line up like this:
Styles of thinking - Holland Code
Realist - Realistic
Analyst - Investigative
Pragmatist - Enterprising
Idealist - Social
Synthesist - Artistic
(none) - Conventional