A recent research has revealed the number one personality trait of successful people who are in any of the eight major industries, including Law, Finance, Media and Entertainment.
According to a research done by Paysa, intellect is the number one personality trait of successful career people.
Using data from IBM’s supercomputer Watson, the firm ranked each trait from a scale of 1.0 (highest) to 0.0 (lowest). The top traits include intellect, altruism, cheerfulness, assertiveness and cautiousness, depending on the industry.
The firm also drew upon IBM data for a slew of other analyses, including determining the 11 most assertive CEOs in tech. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella ranked first, followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Additionally, Paysa used Watson to analyse the personalities of Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Both of them have intellect as their top trait.
To arrive at these results, Paysa “gathered speeches, essays, books, the transcripts of interviews and other forms of communication produced by those highlighted above.” It put over 2,500 words “through the Watson Personality Insights API.”
“Personality Insights extracts personality characteristics based on how a person writes,” according to IBM Watson’s website. “You can use the service to match individuals to other individuals, opportunities, and products, or tailor their experience with personalized messaging and recommendations.”
The study findings suggest that intellect is the No. 1 trait of successful people across nearly all the industries. However, it also found that the only industry that doesn’t list intellect first is Politics.