We surveyed 794 camera operators to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Camera operators are artistic and realistic

Camera operators tend to be predominantly artistic individuals, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression. 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 camera operator. 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 camera operator break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of camera operators are openness and extraversion

Camera operators 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 camera operator: