We surveyed 334 funeral directors to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Funeral directors are enterprising and social

Funeral directors 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 social, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.

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


Big Five

The top personality traits of funeral directors are social responsibility and conscientiousness

Funeral directors 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 funeral director: