We surveyed 206 soil and plant scientists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.

Holland Codes

Soil and plant scientists are investigative and realistic

Soil and plant scientists tend to be predominantly investigative individuals, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts. They also tend to be realistic, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a soil and plant scientist. However, if you are enterprising, 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 soil and plant scientist break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of soil and plant scientists are openness and extraversion

Soil and plant scientists score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 soil and plant scientist: