We surveyed 54 flight engineers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Flight engineers are enterprising and realistic

Flight engineers 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 realistic, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project.

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


Big Five

The top personality traits of flight engineers are extraversion and openness

Flight engineers score highly on extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings. They also tend to be high on the measure of openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average flight engineer: