We surveyed 220 certified professional organizers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Certified professional organizers are artistic and enterprising

Certified professional organizers 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 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 certified professional organizer. 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 certified professional organizer break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of certified professional organizers are social responsibility and conscientiousness

Certified professional organizers 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 conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average certified professional organizer: