We surveyed 271 information security auditors to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Information security auditors are enterprising and conventional

Information security auditors tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. 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 an information security auditor. 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 auditor break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of information security auditors are extraversion and agreeableness

Information security auditors 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 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 auditor: