12 common personality traits of a successful entrepreneur

Aizan Ali
5 min readApr 27, 2022


common personality traits of a successful entrepreneur
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Entrepreneurship — working for yourself is such a nice job. if you look around many entrepreneurs who started their ventures a while ago are now making millions in profits and also some of them are ready to go.

But wait, every year thousands of new startups are launched. but only a few of them get success. for instance, if a hundred startups are launched this year on next year only five will be left in the race. that means Only five out of a hundred become the face of entrepreneurs.

there is something that makes them special from others. Here are 12 common personality traits of most successful entrepreneurs follows:


you should be passionate about your work. many successful entrepreneurs started their companies with a passion. for example, Elon Musk tells “Do what you love”

just like him, his passion for technology helped him to explore more like space travel, fast internet, sustainable solar energy, and transportation, and each of his interests help him to make his empire.

According to Elon Musk make a separate room in your life for things you enjoy most because you don’t know when something might bring results.

Following your passion helps you become the best version of yourself.


A new startup does not have staff for all departments. it takes time to make a team. so that means most of the workload relies on your shoulders (accounts to market).

It’s okay no one knows everything at the start. but you can learn while doing it. Constant learning is the key to success.

One of the great moments was: when someone asked Elon musk if you don’t have any degree in Aeronautics and still, founded SpaceX.

How did you do this? He said: I used to read a lot

so that means learning while the building is the secret trait of every successful entrepreneur.

Risk Taker

Starting a new business requires a lot of right decisions. So that means you are going to take all the small and important decisions of a company. one wrong decision can cause you a big loss.

So an entrepreneur should have the courage to take risks. once in a while every entrepreneur has to go through this state. Which became the essential part of being an entrepreneur.

But don’t worry, with the right analysis you will know how to make the right decision. That is the only thing you will learn from your own experience


A good entrepreneur knows if he wants his startup to get successful. he requires a good business plan. Business planning is like the foundation of every enterprise.

However, a Business plan plays a vital role in growing your business. and helping you to pitch to the investors. So planning is important for every entrepreneur.

Social Skills

Social skills are also a good quality that helps to make a standout entrepreneur

it involves the following:

  • Relationship Building
  • Hiring and Talent Sourcing
  • Team Strategy Formulation

Long vision

A successful Entrepreneur should have a long vision for his startup. Moreover, Turning an idea into a profitable business requires both resources and employees.

To be on top of that A leader who shows the path to success. An entrepreneur should see the problem with visionary eyes and always come up with creative ideas to solve the problem. which helps the company to grow.

Open to ideas

An entrepreneur should be open-minded and ready for every situation

for instance, Zoom took the initiative to fill the gap during the pandemic (like online studying, online meetings, even online weddings, and much more)

“Just like some good things that come from bad” pandemics give us a chance to think out of the box.


In a business, every situation is an opportunity and is used for the benefit of the company.

An entrepreneur should be flexible and open to change according to needs.

For example, During the pandemic times, Many business names joined the list of “Top 100 business”

and make Fortunes like Amazon, Zoom, Netflix, Udemy, and much more. what they did they fill the gap.

Business Smart

Managing a business means managing finances like revenue, costs and most importantly knowing how to control them. It gives the business life.

Furthermore, having a strong business strategy, audience insights, strengths, and weaknesses will help to cross the bridge of the running business


A successful entrepreneur must stay focused and ignore the doubts that come up while running a business.

Not believing in yourself and having doubts about your ideas and instincts is a path that leads to failure.

In addition, Never forget why you joined the startup world. To make a change.

Customer is everything

Entrepreneurship is all about the need of a customer. your main goal is to satisfy your consumer. so your product should help them to make their task easier.

A good entrepreneur knows there is no business without a customer. So Be ready with the knowledge to please a customer.

Comfortable with failures

sometimes getting rejected again and again makes you feel lonely, doubtful and even you start questioning yourself, your idea, your product, etc

But keep in mind you’re not alone in who is facing this. every successful entrepreneur like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, has to go through this stage. now you’ll see how they inspire the world with their success.

Those who take it as a lesson and try to make their product better. Only those businesses stand in the world. A great line: “Failures teach us how to grow”


Starting a business is easy but scaling up, and reaching the top is difficult. only a few entrepreneurs take their business to this level. So I hope adopting these traits help you in long run.



Aizan Ali

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