Should I Become A Sports Psychologist (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Sports Psychologists

Sports Psychologists Sports Psychologists primarily help athletes overcome physical or psychological issues that limit their ability to compete. This may include a variety of mental obstacles related to anxieties or physical injuries.


Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in a career helping athletes overcome anxieties?
Would you be interested in helping athletes gain more focus?
Are you curious about assisting athletes with their mental recovery from injuries?
Do you have the interpersonal skills needed to work with people from diverse backgrounds?
Do you possess the observational skills needed to read nonverbal cues from people?
Do you have the analytical mindset required for developing solutions to complex issues?
Do you love sports and want to work in an athletic environment?
Do you have a passion for helping others achieve their best outcomes?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Thinker

People with this personality likes to work with ideas that require an extensive amount of thinking. They prefer work that requires them to solve problems mentally. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Sports Psychologists need strong interpersonal skills, as they frequently work with a wide range of athletes and fellow professionals. You must also be an observant individual to detect nonverbal cues when evaluating the mental state of patients. Sports Psychologists are also often analytical thinkers, due to the need to develop routines or treatments for helping athletes overcome mental or physical issues.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Help Athletes Excel

Watching an athlete succeed due to your intervention is extremely rewarding.

Your Patients Want to Follow Your Advice

Unlike other health professionals, Sports Psychologists mostly work with highly motivated individuals who want to follow their advice.

You May Get to Travel for Work

When working for a sports team, you may get to travel and visit different cities.

You May Eventually Become Your Own Boss

Sports Psychologists with enough experience may open their own practices or offer their services as a consultant.


Your Patients May Undo Your Hard Work

While athletes are often motivated to improve, they may try to move too quickly and undo any progress.

You May Need to Work Long Hours

Full-time Sports Psychologists who work for major sports organizations or universities often work long hours to accommodate players’ schedules.

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