We surveyed 388 building inspectors to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Building inspectors are realistic and conventional

Building inspectors 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 conventional, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment.

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


Big Five

The top personality traits of building inspectors are extraversion and agreeableness

Building inspectors 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 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 building inspector: