Fun fact for the day: 85% of financial success is attributed to good people skills. That means that getting promoted or making a big sale has little to do with how smart you are, how high your grades were in school, or even how many trivia nights you’ve won.
And the best part is that being personable is something that can be learned and developed, while IQ is something you’re, well, born with. So there’s basically nothing holding you back from moving up!
Want to know which personality traits make you successful? Check out this infographic to find out:
Infographic courtesy of Headway Capital. Photo of [co-workers courtesy of Shutterstock])(http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-340226780/stock-photo-female-coworkers-chatting-in-the-office-during-the-break.html).
TopicsJob Skills , Success , Getting Ahead , Infographics , Career Advice , Communication , Personality Type
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author