We surveyed 947 humanitarians to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Humanitarians are social and conventional

Humanitarians 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 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 humanitarian. 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 humanitarian break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of humanitarians are extraversion and openness

Humanitarians 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 openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.

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