We surveyed 29,371 sales representatives to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Sales representatives are enterprising and conventional
Sales representatives 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 a sales representative. 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 sales representative break down:
The top personality traits of sales representatives are extraversion and openness
Sales representatives 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 sales representative: