We surveyed 131 immunologists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Immunologists are investigative and social
Immunologists 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 an immunologist. 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 immunologist break down:
The top personality traits of immunologists are openness and social responsibility
Immunologists 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 immunologist: