We surveyed 1,333 online merchants to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Online merchants are enterprising and conventional
Online merchants 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 online merchant. However, if you are investigative, 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 online merchant break down:
The top personality traits of online merchants are extraversion and openness
Online merchants 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 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 online merchant: