We surveyed 238 talent directors to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Talent directors are enterprising and artistic

Talent directors 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 artistic, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a talent director. 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 talent director break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of talent directors are openness and conscientiousness

Talent directors score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. They also tend to be high on the measure of conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average talent director: