We surveyed 14,104 baristas to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Baristas are conventional and realistic

Baristas 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 realistic, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a barista. 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 barista break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of baristas are openness and extraversion

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

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