Are You Hardwired for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a highly beneficial characteristic to possess, but like many innate character and personality traits, it’s something that can be difficult to teach, and even trickier to learn. Entrepreneurship is a set of skills that work in conjunction with one another to craft the mindset and personality necessary to succeed in business. Take a look at some of the key traits that entrepreneurs possess.

Openness

As an entrepreneur, you need to be open-minded in order to succeed. Practices and ideas change so rapidly, and if you close yourself off from the new things coming your way, you’re only going to stunt your own growth as an entrepreneur and hold yourself back from actively competing with your rivals. Alongside openness comes curiosity; as an entrepreneur, your desire for growth and the need to unearth the unknown should be among your top priorities. Being open is the only way that you can continue you build and grow your business.

Ambition

An ambitious entrepreneur is often someone with what we call a “Type A” personality — they are not afraid of asserting themselves or taking charge to get the job done and are hard-wired as go-getters. Entrepreneurs need to be ambitious because, at the end of the day, they’re in charge of decision making for the whole operation. They have the final say and make the call on every decision that needs to be made unless they delegate the task to someone else, so being ambitious is crucial to completing every task that needs to be done. These entrepreneurs achieve success not through dumb luck or chance but through discipline, perseverance, and determination. Their organizational abilities, insights, and drive to build and to do pushes these entrepreneurs towards achieving their goals.

Extraversion

In life, there are introverts and extroverts, and when it comes to entrepreneurship, being an extrovert is certainly an advantage, arguably essential. Entrepreneurs thrive in social situations, and being an entrepreneur is all about meeting new people, working on new partnerships, and building new relationships. Where introverts need to recharge in solitude, entrepreneurs are reenergized by being around others and socializing.