We surveyed 106 sports medicine physicians to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Sports medicine physicians are investigative and social

Sports medicine physicians 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 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 sports medicine physician. 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 sports medicine physician break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of sports medicine physicians are social responsibility and extraversion

Sports medicine physicians 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 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 sports medicine physician: