We surveyed 3,534 construction managers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Construction managers are enterprising and realistic
Construction managers 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 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 construction manager. However, if you are artistic, 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 construction manager break down:
The top personality traits of construction managers are extraversion and conscientiousness
Construction managers score highly on extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings. 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 construction manager: