We surveyed 3,103 career counselors to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Career counselors are social and enterprising

Career counselors tend to be predominantly social individuals, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people. 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 career counselor. However, if you are realistic, 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 career counselor break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of career counselors are social responsibility and extraversion

Career counselors 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 career counselor: