We surveyed 260 sports writers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Sports writers are conventional and enterprising

Sports writers tend to be predominantly conventional individuals, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment. They also tend to be enterprising, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a sports writer. However, if you are investigative, 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 writer break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of sports writers are extraversion and openness

Sports writers score highly on extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings. They also tend to be high on the measure of openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average sports writer: