About myVector

It is an assessment tool for students in this country based on three components - Interest, competency and values. It is one composite test for students from standard VIII to post graduation. This assessment is designed based on Holland's theory, behavioural competency theories and psychometric assessment of values.

The myVector Interpretive Report should be taken as an indicator and further counselling and exploration need to be done to get a proper benefit from the exercise.

Please note: One major factor that plays a huge role in career success is academic excellence. It is an acquired trait and improves with practice. For example, if the results of the myVector Interpretive Report indicate that a person can be successful in engineering, does not mean whatever he/she studies, the person would be an engineer.

Any institution that adopts myVector can administer the test on their own. Two kinds of reports are presented to the institution
- One, for the individual, giving details about the person and his / her possible job opportunities that would make him / her successful and
- Another, composite report for the institution, giving details on their students and indicating the behavioural skills that the institution might require to help students be equipped with, to put them on the road for future career success.

Disclaimer: myVector is a proprietary tool of Gray Matters Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Please note that this is an ‘interest’ and ‘values’ assessment tool. The myVector Interpretive Report is directional, and hence it should not be used as the only indicator for a particular choice of career for an individual.


The Science behind the tool


In the mid 1950s American scientist Dr John L. Holland (Making Vocational Choices: A Theory of Vocational Personalities and

Work Environments (Holland, J.L., 1997)) came up with a hexagonal structure of interests.


According to Dr Holland, there are six vocational personality types. These six types are:


Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional.


According to Dr Holland, most individuals can be described by one or more of these six personality types or popularly known as R-I-A-S-E-C.
His theory proposes that corresponding to R-I-A-S-E-C there are six work environments and people seek out these work environments that match their personality types.The better the match individuals make, the more satisfied they will be with their job.



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