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Scientists have discovered a personality difference between entrepreneurs and employees

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  1. Royceee

    Royceee Registered Member

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    Here's the link to the article.

    http://www.businessinsider.sg/personality-difference-between-entrepreneurs-and-employees-2015-2/#.VOpEntkazCQ


    What do you guys think? Are you a SEO specialist for example, or someone who dabbles in everything related to internet marketing?

    Personally l think the findings make a lot of sense, especially in current times where there's always someone in the third world who's both cheaper and smarter in your particular speciality.

    It's always important to diversify the skill set and try to learn a bit of everything!
     
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  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    scientists were really needed to get to this conclusion? i think the word "scientists" are more often misused nowadays than not
     
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  3. cottonwolf

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    I think each and every study will say something entirely different when it comes to mindsets and what makes somebody a good employee or self-employed. I think as an employee you feel that you must aim to be a perfectionist to get ahead - problem is that it is a character flaw I think. It makes you stick with problems which really don't matter. I think that if you want to get ahead in a corporate world, you need to gain the traits of a psycopath. Simply appealing to anyone won't get you anywhere, as it's a sign of weakness I think.

    As for the self-employed, they are I think mostly independent minded folks. Probably, majority of them are well-connected, while the rest of them find ways to make money not entirely dependent on peer connections. Being a business person should be to serve as many people as possible - that way you sell more. People can talk about this all day, while entrepreneurs go and make money in the meantime.

    This is just my opinion, and I won't argue with anyone. Everybody has their own point of view and mine is just my own. I think there is no perfect approach to life. Someone sheepish who always follows others and seeks somebody else's approval will always remain an employee and mediocre.
     
  4. cottonwolf

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    Yeah, just as gurus are misused. People are used to misuse terms and words.Somebody calling himself a guru nowadays get trashed on this forum in a matter of seconds. Probably didn't say anything new to you :)
     
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    Wow, lucky they told me that.
    I would never have known that employees think differently to entrepreneurs.

    Seriously, Business Insider? I usually have a lot of time for their material. This is the exception.
     
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    Nothing inherently wrong with being of the "employee mindset" though. Being able to be satisfied with that is something that some "overachievers" that go above and beyond might be jealous of from time to time.
     
  7. Royceee

    Royceee Registered Member

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    Well it's probably something that everyone has known but the point of this study is to show that there's concrete evidence to back up this notion.
     
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  8. King_James

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    Yeah we already kinda figured that out.
     
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