We surveyed 184 animal trainers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Animal trainers are realistic and investigative

Animal trainers tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to be investigative, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be an animal trainer. However, if you are artistic, 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 animal trainer break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of animal trainers are social responsibility and agreeableness

Animal trainers 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 animal trainer: