We surveyed 7,531 social workers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Social workers are artistic and social
Social workers tend to be predominantly artistic individuals, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression. They also tend to be social, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.
If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a social worker. However, if you are realistic, 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 social worker break down:
The top personality traits of social workers are social responsibility and agreeableness
Social workers 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 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 social worker: