Entrepreneurs have personality traits that make them ideal people to work for themselves. These same traits, while helpful as an entrepreneur can be irritating and dangerous for normal on-the-job relationships with bosses, managers, and supervisors.
1. Willingness to take risks. Being an entrepreneur is demanding. Everything is a risk to someone who only depends upon themselves. Entrepreneurs learn to take calculated risks. They can’t throw complete caution to the wind, but they are much more willing to take a risk which seems within reason.
2. Ability to identify good business ideas. For an entrepreneur one of the greatest abilities is that of identifying a good business idea. If a person sees a good business idea, even if it is already being done, just recognizing the idea validates the entrepreneur.
3. Determination and confidence. When every penny spent on an endeavor belongs to you, you must believe in yourself. You can’t half believe in an idea, you must be determined and confident.
4. Single-mindedness. An entrepreneur must be focused. An entrepreneur must be able to shut out distractions. Sometimes the must pretend they are wearing blinders.
5. Willingness to put out whatever effort is needed. When you only have yourself to depend on, you have to be willing to put forth whatever effort is required to achieve success. If you won’t work for your success, who will?
Although in business, nothing is every 100% certain, if you have these five attributes you might be entrepreneur material. If you have some of these attributes, you might take the calculated risk and open your own business. If you have none of these attributes, self-employment would seem like the wrong career choice.