We surveyed 1,265 sports referees to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Sports referees are enterprising and realistic

Sports referees tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. 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 sports referee. 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 sports referee break down: