The 7 personality traits that made Steve jobs the person we know today

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Personality traits, Genes and you

After analyzing Steve Jobs' life story, reading tens of articles about him and watching the movie "Jobs" i managed to find out the personality traits that helped him succeed in life and leave a great impact.

Steve wasn't an ordinary person, he had a rare combination of very special traits that helped him move forward in spite of the setbacks he faced.

Its extremely important to know that personality traits can be developed. In many of my previous articles i explained how unwanted traits can be changed and replaced with desired ones. The reason i am saying this now is that i don't want you to think that Steve Jobs made it because he had good genes.

Maybe he was just lucky to be born in an environment that stimulated the development of certain traits but still this doesn't mean that you can't develop those traits as well.

Steve jobs personality traits

In my point of view those are the most important personality traits that helped Steve jobs make it:

  • 1) Very Far Sighted : Steve jobs saw the future beforehand. He wasn't talking about imaginary products that he wanted to create but he was just describing what already existed in his mind. He saw his products changing the world inside his mind first then he decided to bring them to reality (see also How to visualize what you want)
  • 2) Extreme perseverance: Steve jobs had that kind of perseverance that could only be attained if a person believed in himself to a degree that he would know that his success is going to be a fact of life (see also Rules of success explained)
  • 3) Extreme passion: In some of his interviews Steve jobs revealed the secret behind his perseverance. He said that passion fuels a person's journey and that if there was no passion then an ordinary person will certainly quit
  • 4) Extreme confidence (and sometimes arrogance): Steve jobs believed in his products , mind and creations more than any man i ever heard about. Whenever something went wrong he never blamed his products but he always believed something can be done to turn things around (see also How to believe in your dreams). If you have got any problems with self confidence then check the Solid Self confidence program
  • 5) Rebellious nature: Steve jobs wasn't just an ordinary Rebel but he was a one who had no respect for the status quo and who refused to live by the rules of others. This was clear in his habit of walking barefoot in public places (see also Why Did Steve jobs like to walk barefoot)
  • 6) Insanely ambitious: Steve jobs was clear about his mission since his early days. He mentioned more than once that he wanted to change the world, influence it and leave a great mark behind (see also How to change the world)
  • 7) Bossy: This might not be regarded as a good trait by most people but in the case of Steve jobs it helped him create exactly the products that were in his mind. Had he allowed others to influence his vision he might have not became the Steve jobs we know today

You can make it too

Developing the right personality traits for success is a 100% doable task. Yes its not easy but its doable.

Persistence can be learned, passion can be developed and a vision can be acquired. Once you start to believe that you are not stuck and that your future is in your hands you will be able to make those changes to your personality.

Steve jobs was human just like you and whatever he did can be replicated.

Whether we like it or not we get exposed to a tremendous amount of negativity in our lives. If we didn't balance this negativity with an equivalent amount of positivity we will certainly become pessimistic, sad and eventually depressed.

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