We surveyed 251 switchboard operators to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Switchboard operators are conventional and enterprising

Switchboard operators 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 switchboard operator. 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 switchboard operator break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of switchboard operators are social responsibility and openness

Switchboard operators 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 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 switchboard operator: