We surveyed 4,209 athletes to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Athletes are realistic and enterprising
Athletes 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 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 athlete. However, if you are investigative, 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 athlete break down:
The top personality traits of athletes are extraversion and conscientiousness
Athletes 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 conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.
Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average athlete: