People have different ways of finding fulfillment, and specific preferences and needs for what feels fulfilling. While the characteristics are similar in that they all pertain to someone's love language, like affirmation, service, or gifting, they can be defined as being service-oriented, project-oriented, and discovery-oriented. All three career orientations are used, though people will have a primary preference and secondary preferences.
Certain people prefer to feel like they have contributed something as a team, or working as a group member. Others want to be of service, to feel like they are needed. Still others prefer the feeling of stretching what is known or possible, to test and go beyond the limits of human capabilities. The project-oriented group often work well as engineers and programmers, who feel gratified by developing a useful product. The service-oriented group work well as customer specialists, receptionists, artists, writers, and teachers. The discovery-oriented people enjoy theoretical physics, mathematics, and as researchers.
A person has preference for one, and secondary and tertiary preferences for the others. For example, one might have a preference for the service-oriented profession, helping people find joy, while possessing a secondary preference for discovery. This means the person helps people, while also encourages them to discover new ideas and wonders. Someone might have a primary preference for projects, with a secondary preference for service. This encourages them to develop useful items that are of great service for society, like bridges and roads, transportation methods, and communication devices. Someone who is discovery and project oriented will be encouraged to explore new areas, learn from different cultures, and come up with ideas for societal benefit.