We surveyed 386 exterminators to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Exterminators are realistic and conventional
Exterminators tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. 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 an exterminator. 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 exterminator break down:
The top personality traits of exterminators are social responsibility and conscientiousness
Exterminators 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 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 exterminator: