Innovations aren’t found inside the box.
Truly innovative people rarely ever use traditional logic. It’s this unique thinking that makes every innovator’s personality atypical. In a recent post, Forbes writer Brenna Sniderman profiles five common innovator personalities. A Forbes-led study of 1,200 executives in Europe uncovered a wide spectrum of data about entrepreneurs and their personalities.
The most commonly reported personality was the “star pupil” at 24 percent. This category consists of innovators who have been clawing to get to the positions they’re currently in. They typically excel in everything they undertake professionally. The least common personality type is the “controller” at 15 percent; they rely on meticulous management. For the rest of the personality types and more on the study, read the full article by Sniderman.
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