We surveyed 467 cartographers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Cartographers are investigative and realistic
Cartographers 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 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 cartographer. 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 cartographer break down:
The top personality traits of cartographers are social responsibility and extraversion
Cartographers 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 cartographer: