We surveyed 54 guide dog trainers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Guide dog trainers are social and investigative

Guide dog trainers 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 investigative, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a guide dog trainer. However, if you are artistic, 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 guide dog trainer break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of guide dog trainers are openness and agreeableness

Guide dog trainers score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 guide dog trainer: