We surveyed 22,039 project managers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Project managers are enterprising and investigative
Project managers 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 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 project manager. 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 project manager break down:
The top personality traits of project managers are social responsibility and extraversion
Project managers 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 extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings.
Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average project manager: