We surveyed 910 pilots to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Pilots are realistic and investigative
Pilots 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 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 a pilot. However, if you are social, 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 pilot break down:
The top personality traits of pilots are extraversion and openness
Pilots 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 pilot: