Entrepreneurs aren’t quite what they seem!

Entrepreneurs arent quite what they seem claim Barclays and the University of Cambridge EliteBusinessMagazine.co.uk_e0f7dd537010ae1e535c6edaaec7552f

Over the weekend I discovered this very interesting and useful article and felt it worth sharing.

For me personally it is fascinating, apparently being a Type A Entrepreneur (see below) and also because I deliver Business Start-up Seminars, where we meet a whole range of people from all walks of life and ask the questions during our time together:

1.  What qualities does an Entrepreneur possess?
2.  What are the key skills attributed to an Entrepreneur?

I also discuss Psychology, Personality Types, Learning Styles, Team Types and Dynamics to better navigate our way through this Entrepreneurial life.

Enjoy the article:
Entrepreneurs are often regarded as a different breed of human being – one that’s seemingly programmed with a higher level of confidence and risk appetite than the mere mortals among us. However, new research from Barclays and the University of Cambridge suggests such preconceptions may have been somewhat misguided. 

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship study examined the views and psychometric profiles of more than 2,000 entrepreneurs and employees in the UK, Germany, Singapore and the US. It found that entrepreneurs scored higher than employees on 10 of 13 key character traits identified as being prevalent in business creators, including achievement, motivation and the need for autonomy. However, it was when the study delved deeper into the entrepreneurial pool that some differences began to emerge. The study distinguished between two distinct types of entrepreneur: the Type As, who are artistic, well-organised, highly competitive and emotionally stable; and the Type Bs, who tend to be traditional, conservative, disorganised, spontaneous and focused on team-working. 

The study also broke down the entrepreneurs into three specific subsets – females, seniors and migrants – and there were again distinct traits that characterised each group.”  Read the full article here.