We surveyed 88 ship engineers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Ship engineers are realistic and enterprising

Ship engineers 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 enterprising, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a ship engineer. 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 ship engineer break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of ship engineers are social responsibility and conscientiousness

Ship engineers 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 conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average ship engineer: