We surveyed 31,943 administrative assistants to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Administrative assistants are conventional and enterprising

Administrative assistants tend to be predominantly conventional individuals, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment. They also tend to be enterprising, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be an administrative assistant. However, if you are realistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average administrative assistant break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of administrative assistants are social responsibility and agreeableness

Administrative assistants score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average administrative assistant: