We surveyed 428 exercise physiologists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Exercise physiologists are social and investigative

Exercise physiologists tend to be predominantly social individuals, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people. 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 an exercise physiologist. However, if you are conventional, 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 exercise physiologist break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of exercise physiologists are social responsibility and extraversion

Exercise physiologists score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. 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 exercise physiologist: