We surveyed 464 counseling psychologists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Counseling psychologists are investigative and social

Counseling psychologists 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 social, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.

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