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Assess Your Entrepreneurial Characteristics

Every entrepreneur is unique, but they all tend to share certain characteristics. (Click on About Entrepreneurs to learn more about this.) It's important that you learn which characteristics you have already developed and which ones you need to develop more. Try the self-assessment exercise below to find out how well you've developed the characteristics that successful entrepreneurs tend to share. Remember, this isn't a clinical assessment, but it will give you an idea of where your strengths are and which characteristics you need to work on.

Check the column that best describes you.

Not yet. Sometimes. Most of the time. Always
I am passionate about my goals
I have a spirit of adventure
I have a strong need to achieve
I am self-confident and self-reliant
I am goal-oriented
I am innovative, creative, and versatile
I am persistent; I don't give up easily
I am hardworking and energetic
I am a positive thinker
I am willing to take initiative
I am able and willing to commit myself


Here are some links where you can try more activities to assess your entrepreneurial characteristics: