We surveyed 1,907 forklift operators to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Forklift operators are realistic and conventional

Forklift operators 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 a forklift operator. However, if you are social, 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 forklift operator break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of forklift operators are social responsibility and agreeableness

Forklift operators 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 agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average forklift operator: