The Personal Globe Inventory (PGI) evolved from Terence J. G. Tracey's
research on the measurement of vocational interests. Respondents are
asked about their liking and competence in each of 118 activities;
answers are then organized according to several frameworks, most notably
RIASEC scores that reflect differential preferences for careers
described as Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising,
and Conventional. RIASEC scores and Holland scores (named after John L.
Holland) are interchangeable terms. You may then search the databases
within the Automated Advisor for relevant information on related careers
There are two ways to take the PGI. The "original" method will assign
you a random ID number and save your answers accordingly. To review
your PGI test results at a later date or to search the Automated Advisor
for related occupations will require you to remember that number.
Alternatively, if you create an account in the Automated Advisor your
PGI scores and related occupations will be available for review every
time you log in.
- Learn about the PGI and how to interpret the scores.
- View the Personal Globe Inventory Interpretation Guide (PowerPoint Slides)
- Take the PGI via the original method.
- Take the PGI via the original method in Spanish.
- Take the PGI from within the Automated Advisor.
- Read a Technical Manual that provides additional information on the inventory (including reliability and validity) as well as example profiles and interpretations.
- Read the Bibliography