We surveyed 808 bus drivers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Bus drivers are realistic and social

Bus drivers 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 social, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.

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


Big Five

The top personality traits of bus drivers are social responsibility and extraversion

Bus drivers 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 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 bus driver: