Characteristics of Successful Inventors

Part of Inventing For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Successful inventors tend to share a number of key characteristics and personality traits. To be a successful inventor, it helps if you are the kind of person who is

  • Able to tolerate failure

  • Achievement oriented

  • Competitive

  • Creative

  • Demanding

  • Goal oriented

  • Highly energetic

  • Independent

  • Innovative

  • Inquisitive

  • Open to feedback

  • Persistent

  • A risk-taker

  • Self-confident

  • Self-motivated