Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Jose Vasquez0
7 Personality Types That Thrive as Startup Tech Entrepreneurs
These seven personality traits are among some of the best for startup tech entrepreneurs to have.
Have you ever wondered if you were “born” to be an entrepreneur, or if you were naturally more likely to succeed than others in an entrepreneurial role? Well, the truth is that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur—but some people have an easier time of it than others.
These seven personality traits tend to have distinct advantages when they move to start their own businesses:
- The social butterfly. First up, the social butterfly—the person who seems to get along with everybody, and who has a wide range of social connections. This person has a contact for help with pretty much everything, and can easily close sales deals with prospects.
- The perfectionist. The perfectionist thinks things through in great detail, even projecting scenarios far into the future. It’s a detail-oriented personality that never cuts corners and makes sure everything is done right the first time.
- The dreamer. The dreamer, so long as they’re willing to work hard and achieve those dreams, is ideal for entrepreneurship. They come up with big ideas, and they can come up with creative solutions for problems on the fly.
- The empath. Entrepreneurs deal with lots of people, from partners and investors to employees and clients. The empath is able to relate to all of them, read their emotions, and respond effectively no matter what the situation is.
- The organizer. The organizer naturally prefers things to be in order. They don’t like unknown variables, and will work to make sure things are documented and well understood.
- The competitor. The competitor is willing to work hard and make sacrifices if it means winning. Entrepreneurship is naturally competitive, so they tend to thrive in this role.
- The natural leader. Some people have a charismatic, dominant personality. These people find it easier to lead a team of people, which makes them good fits to be entrepreneurs.
Do you feel like your personality doesn’t match any of these? Don’t worry. Other personality types can be successful as well—you just might have to work a little harder, or be more aware of your strengths and weaknesses when building a team to complement you. You can also change your personality and outlook, at least on the outside, to earn the benefits of these traits and learn from others who have used them to make their businesses successful.