We surveyed 377 marriage and family therapists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Marriage and family therapists are social and artistic

Marriage and family therapists 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 artistic, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a marriage and family therapist. 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 marriage and family therapist break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of marriage and family therapists are social responsibility and agreeableness

Marriage and family therapists 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 marriage and family therapist: