What are Some Personality Traits that Most Volcanologists Have?


First, many volcanologists claim that they have always had an interest for the outdoors. Backpacking, hiking and climbing are common hobbies found among this elite and rare group of geologists. Also, a fascination with the sciences and a desire to travel are other key characteristics of many volcanologists.

Second, a vast interest in, and longing for, adventure is helpful as well. One volcanologist states, "Working with volcanoes appeals to the kid in you - the excitement, the danger, the thrill of watching things blow up. I get to look at some really cool things." Basically, if you're willing to live on the dangerous side of life, volcanology is the career for you…

Third, some people find that the sense of mystery associated with scientific studies is intriguing as well. While it may be fascinating, though, individuals are expected to monitor volcanoes with keen scientific observation and judgement, common sense and advanced technological methods. You must have a willingness to work hard and a desire to combine all sorts of research in an effort to arrive at a possible solution for one of many problems.


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