Film and video editors are artistic people who rate highly in openness.

Film and video editors have distinct personality types that suggest why they are suited to their career. In this section, we'll walk through a couple of conclusions based on the data we collect about film and video editors:

Holland Codes

Film and video editors are artistic and investigative

Film and video editors tend to be predominantly artistic individuals, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression. 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 a film and video editor. However, if you are social, this is probably not a good career for you.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average film and video editor break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of film and video editors are openness and conscientiousness

Film and video editors score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 film and video editor: