We surveyed 1,679 speech language pathologists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Speech language pathologists are social and investigative

Speech language pathologists tend to be predominantly social individuals, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people. 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 speech language pathologist. 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 speech language pathologist break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of speech language pathologists are social responsibility and agreeableness

Speech language pathologists 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 speech language pathologist: