We surveyed 832 information security analysts to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Information security analysts are conventional and investigative
Information security analysts tend to be predominantly conventional individuals, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment. 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 an information security analyst. However, if you are social, 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 information security analyst break down:
The top personality traits of information security analysts are social responsibility and agreeableness
Information security analysts score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. 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 information security analyst: