We surveyed 53,355 food servers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Food servers are social and enterprising

Food servers 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 enterprising, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a food server. However, if you are investigative, 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 food server break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of food servers are extraversion and social responsibility

Food servers 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 social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average food server: