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Top Personality Traits that Bring Success in the Business World

BY Rebecca | 23 December, 2015 | no comments

If you’ve found success in the business world. you likely have some personality traits in common with others who’ve also had successful business careers. This is because being successful in the harsh business world takes a special kind of person with a special kind of personality. While many may think these traits must come naturally in order for you to be a successful business person, you can gain these traits and skills to become more marketable as well as find more success in your chosen path within the business field.


Having the ability to think creatively is a major asset to people who have had success in business. Patrick Hull, a contributor to, attributes this skill to success in business because those who are able to think creatively are able to find solutions to problems that others can’t come up with. And in business, so much of your time is spent finding problems and figuring out ways to fix these problems.

Without the ability to be creative about how to run or expand your business, you could be stuck in a rut that results in your business failing. If you feel that your business career isn’t where you want it to be yet, consider working on your ability to think creatively.

Personal Motivation

In the business world, those with the drive to get things done are the ones who are able to accomplish the most in their careers. While many times your company or coworkers can be a motivating factor for you, you can’t always rely on others to help you be successful. For this reason, having personal motivation is one trait common in many successful business people.

According to Monica Patrick, a contributor to Chron Small Business, being able to motivate yourself in a business sense will also help you be more confident, optimistic, goal-oriented and supportive of others. These additional benefits will help to bring you even more success in your career, making personal motivation a must for those looking to have lucrative business professions.

Self Confidence

So much of business revolves around a person’s ability to sell an idea or product to someone else. And in order to do this, you have to have self confidence. However, many people struggle with gaining the amount of confidence they think they need to have business success. But according to Jim Taylor of, confidence is a skill you can improve upon just like learning to play a sport or a game. This means that even if you don’t currently have the level of confidence you want, you can slowly acquire it to find the success in business you crave.

By instilling the personality traits of creativity, motivation and confidence within yourself, you’re that much closer to putting yourself on the path to immense business success in your career as well as your life in general.


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