3 Top Personality Traits Universal to Success

Courageous Self-Confidence podcast – Personality Development (Part 2)

Among all the most successful people, three personality traits rise to the top. If you want to be successful, develop the top personality traits.

This is part 2 of a 5 part series on personality development. Get part 1 here.

A quick disclaimer, without YOUR unique personality traits, these top personality traits may as well not matter. It’s be cause the unique combination of your personality is what is going to hands down make you the most successful. Consider these three top personality traits your key to amplifying the rest of your personality toward success.

Later in the series we’ll be learning even more about the exploration of amplifiers to your personality. How do you make who you are better? Let’s start with success. What will lead to success more than anything else? These top personality traits —

In this episode

Other episodes in the Personality Development Series

#71 (Part 1) Personality Development: Your Success Starts Here

#73 (Part 3) How to Cover Bad Personality Traits with Good Personality Traits

#75 (Part 4) 10 Ways to a Magnetic Personality

#76 (Part 5) The Right Friends for Your Personality

If you want to be successful develop the personality traits of the most successful people

3 top personality traits all successful people have

Top personality trait #1: Vision

AKA: aim, purpose, mission, destiny

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
– Carl Jung (founder of analytical psychology)

Start With Why – Simon Sinek

Any definite chief aim that is deliberately fixed in the mind and held there, with the determination to realize it, finally saturates the entire subconscious mind until it automatically influences the physical action of the body toward the attainment of that purpose
– Napoleon Hill

Vision is being able to see the invisible

I was dyslexic as a kid. When it was time for me to be in 6th grade I had a 2nd grade reading level. My twin sister didn’t. My mom put her in 6th grade, me in 5th. My best friend was in 6th and he was so smart that he skipped forward to 7th grade that year. 7th grade… That seemed so far away. I made it my aim. my vision. my purpose. my mission. to be a 7th grader. I beat dyslexia. I didn’t change over night, but I studied hard. I paid close attention. I did everything I had to do to get that A.

Nearing the end of the year I executed my plan. I talked to my Mom, my teacher, the principle of my school and the principle of the jr. high. My friends told me that 6th grade was going to be the best. They told me that we were going to be kings on the playground. I didn’t care. They didn’t see my vision that was visible to me but invisible to them.

In my brain I was a 7th grader while I was in 5th. Ironically the day after I made this goal. My voice cracked. Puberty hit before most of the 6th graders.

10 actions you can take to increase the top personality trait: Vision

  1. Craft a mission statement.
  2. Put your mission statement in a place you can see it.
  3. Workshop your mission once a quarter.
  4. Share your vision with your close circle (constantly).
  5. Be deliberate about your mission.
  6. Ask yourself, “Am I living out my mission today?”
  7. Find others with your mission or a complimentary mission.
  8. Identify anything outside of your mission, and cut it off.
  9. Write down what you need to give up to fulfill your mission.
  10. Constantly think of where you are going to be in years out.

(Do you have any more ideas for action items to increase vision? Comment below.)

Top personality trait #2: Teamwork

AKA: networking, synerge, mastermind

Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
– John C. Maxwell

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
– John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose

You get paid for bringing value to the marketplace, and if you’re not very valuable you don’t make much money. – Jim Rohn

We all need each other. I cannot have a podcast that touches the lives of others without you. Nobody has success without others contributing to that person’s success. Even Stephen Curry, NBA’s MVP says that basketball is a team game. His team lifts him up. He has a coach. Even the extended team contributes to his individual success.

If you are not in the world of business you may have not hear this. But there is a nasty phrase in the business networking world that goes, “What’s in it for me.” Forget what is in it for me. What is in it for them? How can you serve them? How can you be a servant leader? How can you lift up the ones around you? If you are a leader or manager how can you lift of the ones around you that lift you?

Provide value to others. Help others. Bless others. Encourage others. Listen to others. Compliment others. And watch others flock to you and want to do the same back.

You must help other people. You must be a servant to others. You must learn to help others. Provide value to others. Find someone you can help and help them. You don’t even have to tell them you are helping them. And it’s better to do it without advice. Just give. Find a problem that needs to be solved and solve it.

10 actions you can take to increase the top personality trait: Teamwork

  1. Make friends from all walks of life.
  2. Give value to others first.
  3. Encourage people who support you.
  4. Lead a group.
  5. Go to events and meet people.
  6. Promptly follow up with new people you met.
  7. Put yourself in front of influencers.
  8. Make friend with others further along than you are.
  9. Ask for small favors. (This turns people into friends… but make sure to reciprocate. Friendship goes both ways.)
  10. Connect people with problems to people with solutions.

(Do you have any more ideas for action items to increase teamwork? Comment below.)

Top personality trait #3: Courage

AKA: Fearlessness, bold action, courageous, facing fears

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
– Steve Jobs

Take chances, Make mistakes, Get messy. – Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole

Very successful people live at a higher frequency. They face their fears. They dance with their fears, as Catherine Plano says in episode 51. They make fear their friend as Jenna Galbut says in episode 57. They are no stranger to their fears.

Embrace your fear. Know it. Grab it. And subdue it. If you suffer from the fear of criticism explore it. Figure out what it is telling you. Courageous people will do something about it. They will overcome.

10 actions you can take to increase the top personality trait: Courage

  1. Learn about all the symptoms of fear.
  2. Make sure you are taking risks each day.
  3. Make sure you are staying challenged.
  4. Try something that scares you.
  5. Ask yourself, “What courageous thing can I do today?”
  6. Stop and assess your situation. Ask if you are in an exciting story or boring story.
  7. Listen to your conviction.
  8. Ask yourself, “If I could do anything and not fail, what would it be?”
  9. Do the thing that you have been procrastinating on.
  10. Repeat over and over, “Every day in every way I’m getting more and more courageous!” (It sounds silly, but it totally works … especially when you yell it in your car.)

(Do you have any more ideas for action items to increase courage? Comment below.)

82 personality traits successful people have

  • action oriented
  • adventure
  • advocating
  • ambitious
  • articulate
  • attitude
  • authentic
  • balanced
  • celebrates often
  • celebrates with others
  • challenges
  • chooses
  • committed
  • communication
  • competative
  • courage
  • creates value
  • creative
  • curious
  • decisive
  • detail oriented
  • determination
  • disciplined
  • drive
  • effective with humor
  • emotionally competent
  • energy conscious
  • enthusiastic
  • ethical
  • exellence
  • expertise
  • fails fast
  • flexible
  • focused
  • friendly
  • givers
  • good character
  • grateful
  • pleasant
  • hardworking
  • have a specific focus
  • high self-esteem
  • honest
  • humility
  • ideation
  • intelligent
  • intuitive
  • kindness
  • listener
  • love
  • make plans
  • mindful
  • mindset of abundance
  • networking
  • optimism
  • optomistic
  • organized
  • passion
  • patience
  • persistent
  • positive attitude
  • prepared
  • prioritizes
  • punctual with time
  • resilience
  • responsible
  • self-acceptance
  • self-aware
  • self-confidence
  • self-control
  • self-correcting
  • self-improvubg
  • self-reliance
  • self-respect
  • sets goals
  • sincere
  • synergize
  • teamwork
  • vision
  • well rounded
  • willpower
  • wisdom

(Do you have a personality trait that has heavily contributed to your success? Comment below.)

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Samuel Hatton

Samuel Hatton

Samuel Hatton is a multi-talented media creator and an encourager. His mission is to encourage others in who they truly are so that they can have greater capacity to live out their destiny. He does this by producing inspiring content as well as coaching people to take courageous action toward their passions and goals.

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