Qualities For Quantity! Published Report Reveals What Personality Traits Are Needed To Be Rich.

Not everyone wants to be rich, but it’s probably fair to say most everyone would at least be interested in trying it out.

Do you have what it takes?

A study published in 2018 by the British Journal of Psychology indicates what you “have” — in personality traits – may be more important than an intense work ethic in pursuing wealth.

Specifically, the report states it’s the “first direct investigation of the stereotypically perceived and self-reported personality profiles of high-net-worth individuals.”

With guidance from the study, here are traits that could help to determine whether you have an inherent advantage.

Lean toward being … 

OUTGOING: People reach their networking goals faster through establishing relationships. They can lead more easily through motivating and inspiring others, and having an extroverted blueprint can only help.

RESPONSIBLE: Along with the knack for making smart decisions, the wealthy tend to be conscientious and longer-term focused. And, choose your husband/wife/domestic partner carefully because if they are like-minded in terms of being conscientious there is a higher likelihood for you to earn more, move up the ladder more quickly and be happier with your job.

STABLE: Although the Hollywood version of the wealthy boss is often emotionally unstable and prone to outbursts or a secret life, that’s not the path to financial success, according to the study. Rational decisions lead to a stronger working foundation.

SELF-CENTERED: Sounds negative, but an Inc.com story translates this one: ”As Adam Grant says, humble narcissists have very high expectations for their own success — but they also understand that great achievements are almost always the result of collective efforts.”

As for changing to fit these qualities, Inc.com suggests – since changing your personality is tough — trying to alter your behavior; invest in yourself and others. Take intelligent risks and do a lot of small things right, over and over.

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