We surveyed 3,781 massage therapists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Massage therapists are social and realistic
Massage 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 realistic, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project.
If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a massage therapist. However, if you are artistic, 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 massage therapist break down:
The top personality traits of massage therapists are social responsibility and openness
Massage 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 openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.
Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average massage therapist: