We surveyed 2,703 high school teachers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
High school teachers are social and artistic
High school teachers 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 artistic, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression.
If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a high school teacher. However, if you are realistic, 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 high school teacher break down:
The top personality traits of high school teachers are openness and social responsibility
High school teachers score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 high school teacher: