There has always been debate as to whether anyone can be a successful entrepreneur or whether it takes certain attributes and qualities. Here, Skyline Marketing’s Jamie Talbot reveals the personality types he believes make successful entrepreneurs.
Jamie Talbot has spent some time looking into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which measures four pairs of personality preferences: Introversion (I) versus Extraversion (E); Sensing (S) versus Intuiting (I); Thinking (T) versus Felling (F); and Judging (J) versus Perceiving (P). The Myers-Briggs research reveals that ENTPs, ESTJs, ENTJs, INTJs, and ISTJs are more likely to have higher incomes and either be self-employed or manage more people than other personality types. However, Jamie Talbot of Skyline Marketing states that these are not the only variations that can successfully run businesses; it’s just these people prefer the things that lead to success in business. The MBTI measures preferences, not ability.
Skyline Marketing’s CEO, Jamie Talbot states that the reason that these personality types are so successful when it comes to being an entrepreneur is because they possess these 4 qualities:
Entrepreneurs are intellectually curious and love to learn, highlights Jamie Talbot. Entrepreneurs look for insights and a better way of doing things. This curiosity is known as entrepreneurial alertness and is the ability to notice opportunities that have previously been overlooked. “Curiosity doesn’t make people want to be entrepreneurs, it makes them good ones,” highlights the business owner.
Creativity is at the very core of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is the ability to create and build something from practically nothing, the knack for sensing opportunity where others see chaos. Entrepreneurs are significantly more innovative than the general population. A British study determined that creativity was the single most critical and prevalent trait associated with entrepreneurship, highlights Jamie Talbot.
They take responsibility
While others may feel powerless when times get tough, entrepreneurs look at the situation and know they have some control over the outcome. This mind-set is called the internal locus of control and it is a must-have quality for entrepreneurs, states Jamie Talbot.
Entrepreneurs all make their own decisions and choose without remorse. Successful entrepreneurs are less likely to be talked into taking another direction and are less likely to be cooperative, empathetic and concerned with maintaining harmonious relationships. They prioritise progress over feelings, states Jamie Talbot.
Skyline Marketing is an outsourced sales and marketing firm based in Liverpool. The firm specialises in a unique form of direct marketing which allows them to represent their clients’ brands through personalised marketing campaigns. Skyline Marketing connects with consumers via face-to-face marketing methods, which allow them to establish long-lasting and personal business relationships between brand and consumer. This often leads to increased customer acquisition, brand awareness and brand loyalty for their clients.
Skyline Marketing works closely with aspiring entrepreneurs to ensure they have all the tools and skill-sets needed to become a successful business owner. The firm believe that whilst certain qualities are desirable as an entrepreneur, anybody can succeed if they truly put their minds to it, work hard and are willing to continuously learn and develop new skills.