We surveyed 2,952 advertising managers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Advertising managers are enterprising and artistic

Advertising managers tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be artistic, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be an advertising manager. 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 advertising manager break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of advertising managers are extraversion and openness

Advertising managers score highly on extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings. They also tend to be high on the measure of openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average advertising manager: