Tour guides are social people who rate highly in openness.

Tour guides have distinct personality types that suggest why they are suited to their career. In this section, we'll walk through a couple of conclusions based on the data we collect about tour guides:

Holland Codes

Tour guides are social and enterprising

Tour guides tend to be predominantly social individuals, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people. 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 tour guide. However, if you are conventional, 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 tour guide break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of tour guides are openness and extraversion

Tour guides score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 tour guide: