We surveyed 169 geotechnical engineers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Geotechnical engineers are investigative and social

Geotechnical engineers tend to be predominantly investigative individuals, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts. 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 geotechnical 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 geotechnical engineer break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of geotechnical engineers are extraversion and agreeableness

Geotechnical 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 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 geotechnical engineer: