7 Personality Traits That Suggest You're A Natural Born Leader

Atmaj Vyas , 31 Jan 2018
Natural Born Leader (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Natural Born Leader (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Personality plays a huge role in defining a person, but obviously. And on the basis of these traits, we often categorise people into certain descriptive buckets. Ever heard of the term, ‘natural born leader’? Well, it actually stems from the first impression a person makes, which goes hand-in-hand with the perception of their personality. Here are 7 important traits that will help you figure out if you or someone you know is a natural born leader.

1. Being An Extrovert

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Being an extrovert isn’t just related to going out or partying. It encompasses a lot more than just being social. It also includes being a good talker and to how well you can connect and relate to people. People are more inclined to trust and follow someone who they can relate to or have a conversation with. So it’s a key factor.

2. No Time For Negativity

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While listening to people’s opinions is always good practice, letting their opinions bring you down isn’t. People with a strong personality have the ability to overlook negativity and bias, and move past them. While they don’t seek to be disrespectful, they aren’t going down with your ship of negativity.

3. Empathy Is Key

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Having a high Emotional Quotient goes hand-in-hand with leadership skills. While facts and rationalisation are important, your more complex and turbulent emotions cannot be overlooked. People are emotional beings, so it’s important to understand a space someone is in. Empathy is often a skill that is grossly overlooked but extremely welcomed.

4. Dedicated And Hard Working

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There is no substitute for hard work. Word hard and success is bound to follow. This means, no half-assing stuff, being dedicated, and not being tardy or lazy. People who are go-getters are often looked up to as problem-solvers and hard workers. And those are qualities of a leader.

5. The Power Of Observation

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While we all tend to observe people, very few of us actually use it as a skill to assess situations. A keen power of observation can help get you out of any sticky situation and also make a huge difference in the long run. Natural leaders have a keen eye for people and what’s going on around them.

6. Decision-Making Ability

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Being decisive is a key skill and honestly, has become a rarity in today’s time. The ability to make decisions based on the facts and the situation at hand is always welcomed. Not cracking under the pressure is a skill that a natural leader possesses.

7. Thirst For Learning

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Ever have the feeling of not being content with stuff? Well, it’s a proven fact that natural born leaders have an inclination towards wanting to learn new things. Every opportunity to learn is welcomed, even if it’s in the form of someone correcting them through constructive criticism. There is an eagerness to their thirst and this often signifies a need to be better.

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Do you or someone you know have these traits? Let us know in the comments below!

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