The Characteristics of a Great Entrepreneur

Are you a natural-born entrepreneur? See which attributes help you succeed and which are holding you back.

Launching–and sustaining–a successful business requires skills that don’t always come naturally.

And while no two entrepreneurs are alike–each has his or her own unique story for how they started their company–there are characteristics and personality traits that successful entrepreneurs tend to have in common. These include a penchant for optimism, the ability to handle failure, and a love of risk.


The infographic below from explains which attributes help entrepreneurs succeed and which pose the greatest challenge for business owners.