We surveyed 193 circus performers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Circus performers are artistic and investigative

Circus performers 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 investigative, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts.

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


Big Five

The top personality traits of circus performers are openness and conscientiousness

Circus performers score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 circus performer: