This is an important question for all entrepreneurs, but specially so for those who are about to start out. How suitable are you for starting and running your own business?

Of course, there are so many considerations that will determine your business success that are outside of your direct control or input, however, as the ongoing research conducted by international consulting firm Gallop shows, there are specific traits that show up more often with those that have stared and grown successful businesses.

Your natural traits may very well help you towards you success too, so take note of what the findings are.

This is how Gallop describes the ten traits:

  • Confidence: You accurately know yourself and understand others.
  • Delegator: You recognize that you cannot do everything and are willing to contemplate a shift in style and control.
  • Determination: You persevere through difficult, even seemingly insurmountable, obstacles.
  • Disruptor: You exhibit creativity in taking an existing idea or product and turning it into something better.
  • Independent: You are prepared to do whatever needs to be done to build a successful venture.
  • Knowledge: You constantly search for information that is relevant to growing your business.
  • Profitability: You make decisions based on observed or anticipated effect on profit.
  • Relationship: You have high social awareness and an ability to build relationships that are beneficial for the firm’s survival and growth.
  • Risk: You instinctively know how to manage high-risk situations.
  • Selling: You are the best spokesperson for the business.