We surveyed 1,226 chief executives to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Chief executives are enterprising and conventional

Chief executives tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be conventional, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment.

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