Artistic personality type

An artistic personality type uses their hands and mind to create new things. They appreciate beauty, unstructured activities and variety. They enjoy interesting and unusual people, sights, textures and sounds. These individuals prefer to work in unstructured situations and use their creativity and imagination.

Artistic personality type is creative and enthusiastic

  • Artistic profession

This personality type is especially sensitive to color, form, sound and feeling. They have a lively spirit and a lot of enthusiasm and can often stay focused on a creative project and forget everything around them. An artistic personality type solves problems by creating something new. Their ideas may not always please others, but opposition does not discourage them for long.

Artistic personality type is impulsive and independent

These individuals are creative, impulsive, sensitive and visionary. Although they are creative, it may not necessarily be expressed with paint and canvas. Creativity can also be expressed by an artistic personality type with data and systems. They prefer to work alone and independently rather than in teams or with others. Take a free personality test to learn more about work preferences and to test personality.

Possible occupations that fit an artistic personality type

Occupations they will excel at involve working with forms, designs and patterns. These individuals often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules. Some of the occupational areas that fit the artistic personality type are:

Artistic/Conventional

Creativity, creating, and designing, combined with organizing, arranging, accuracy and reliability.

Typical occupations

  • Copywriter
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Desktop publisher, dtp worker
  • Art critic
  • Art curator
Artistic/Enterprising

Creativity, creating, and designing, combined with being entrepreneurial and influential.

Typical occupations

  • Freelance photographer
  • Film, stage or related director
  • Program maker
  • Advertising producer
  • Architect
  • Journalist
  • Interior designer, stylist
Artistic/Investigative

Creativity, creating, and designing, combined with research, solving and specializing.

Typical occupations

Artistic/Realistic

Creativity, creating, and designing, combined with working outdoors, animals, operating machinery, working with your hands, traveling, tackling work.

Typical occupations

Artistic/Social

Creativity, creating, and designing, combined with helping people, being serviceable.

Typical occupations

  • Film, stage or related actor
  • Singer
  • Hair stylist, make-up artist
  • Dancer
  • Creative therapist
  • Ballet teacher
  • Socialphotographer

Take a free personality test to learn more about yourself

The artistic personality type is one of six personality types in the Holland Codes developed by psychologist John L. Holland. These are one of the most popular models used for a career assessment test today. Find out more about your work preferences and personality type and take a free career test based on the Holland Codes now.