We surveyed 3,101 biologists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Biologists are investigative and enterprising
Biologists tend to be predominantly investigative individuals, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts. 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 a biologist. However, if you are social, 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 biologist break down:
The top personality traits of biologists are social responsibility and agreeableness
Biologists 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 biologist: