Interesting Man and Woman Standing Next to Each OtherThere are certain personality traits that are universal for every entrepreneur. Regardless of the business you’re planning to pursue, you have to be motivated and focused, able to go the distance to achieve your goals.

But aside from the standard qualities that we all need to make our businesses work, how else can your personality impact how you earn a living?

Your Personality and Your Business

It turns out that it can be pretty important. Certain personality types are better suited to certain types of businesses. Maybe more importantly, certain personality types are not suited to certain types of businesses.

Some entrepreneurs know exactly what they want to do, but not everyone is that focused on a specific business. If you know that you want to open a business but aren’t sure what to choose, look to your personality as a guide.

Time for Self-Reflection

Make a list of your personality traits. Be honest with yourself, because you’re not going to fool anyone. It can be helpful to ask people who know you really well for their input on what they see as your primary traits.

Next, write down your interests. Look for those that most closely match your personality.  Are you an extrovert? Do you love interacting with people regularly? Are you a natural when it comes to persuasion? If so, the entrepreneurial world is your oyster.  Here are some businesses you might consider:

Businesses for Extroverts Who Like Interacting with People

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Travel
  • Insurance
  • Entertainer
  • Disc Jockey
  • Day Care Provider
  • Public Relations
  • Fund Raising
  • Cosmetician
  • Personal Trainer

On the other hand, there are plenty of options for introverts, too. Do you prefer to stay out of the limelight? Would you rather work independently, without constant interaction with others? Here are some businesses for the “Quiet Type”:

Business Ideas for the “Quiet Type”

  • Editor
  • Writer
  • Artist
  • Archivist
  • Copywriter
  • Data Entry
  • Web Designer
  • Gardener
  • Seamstress
  • House Cleaner
  • Bookkeeper
  • Transcriptionist

You can narrow it down even further. Are you intrigued by mysteries? Maybe you’d like to work as a private investigator or crime writer. Are you passionate about working with children? You might consider day care, tutoring, or providing entertainment for children’s parties.  Animal lovers can consider offering training or grooming services.

Starting a Business – Getting Started

Whatever you choose, be prepared to take the necessary steps to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of getting started. Here’s a helpful business startup checklist.

May you be as passionate about your business as we are about ours.


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