We surveyed 225 customs brokers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Customs brokers are enterprising and conventional

Customs brokers 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 customs broker. 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 customs broker break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of customs brokers are agreeableness and extraversion

Customs brokers score highly on agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group. They also tend to be high on the measure of extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average customs broker: