Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, but it turns out that the most successful ones can be grouped into six different personality profiles with certain traits in common.
This is according to the Founder Institute, a launch program for startups, which has worked with top social scientists to test over 30,000 entrepreneurs in correlating their working styles with the real-world results of thousands of companies.
See whether you fit the profile of a Visionary, Hustler, or Strategist below:
Breaking down these types of entrepreneurs further:
The Hustler is an enthusiastic go-getter who can sell just about anything. They are supremely confident and conscientious and won’t let anything stand in their way.
Always forward-thinking and adventurous, the innovator constantly seeks to challenge old ideas, and find new and unconventional ones.
The Machine simply gets things done. Equipped with an aptitude for solving problems and a high level of efficiency, they always deliver quality, quickly.
The Prodigy is blessed with an inborn business sense and instinct. Natural intellect, a stoic demeanor, and strong social skills help guide them to success.
A creative and tactical thinker, the Strategist is always calculating a game plan. Their habit of long-term thinking leads to success.
Visionaries combine new and innovative ideas with the drive and enthusiasm needed to rally the masses behind them.
While these six types of entrepreneurs are obviously very different in many ways, the one commonality is the ability to find success through a leadership style that is a unique fit for both the entrepreneur and the business.
That’s why Oprah Winfrey’s empire could not be built by Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates’ Microsoft could not be built by Zig Ziglar.
Which type of entrepreneur are you?
Original graphic by: Founder Institute