We surveyed 155 information security managers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Information security managers are artistic and investigative

Information security managers tend to be predominantly artistic individuals, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression. 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 manager. 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 information security manager break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of information security managers are agreeableness and conscientiousness

Information security managers score highly on agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group. They also tend to be high on the measure of conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average information security manager: