We surveyed 44 piano tuners to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Piano tuners are realistic and artistic

Piano tuners tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. 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 piano tuner. However, if you are enterprising, 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 piano tuner break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of piano tuners are openness and agreeableness

Piano tuners score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 piano tuner: