6 Personality Traits of a Great Salesperson

Did you know that only 1 in 3 salespeople actually hit or exceed their sales targets? What sets this third above the rest? Do they have a secret tactic that the rest don’t know about? Well, we believe that it all comes down to personality.

Great salespeople aren’t easy to come by (we know because we look for them often!).  Experience certainly helps, but often it’s about finding the right personality for the job. We conduct personality tests for all of our roles because we know how important it is for your personality to suit what you do. You are only going to reach your full potential if you’re in a role that uses your natural strengths and gives you a feeling of satisfaction. Some of us aren’t meant to be salespeople and some of us wouldn’t be able to focus in a finance role, but all of us can be great at something!

If you’re interested in finding out a bit more about what types of roles would suit your personality, take our personality quiz.

So, what kind of personality do the best salespeople have? NextGen Leads have honed in on 6 personality traits of a great salesperson:

    1. Ambiversion
    2. Ego drive
    3. Empathy
    4. Optimism
    5. Conscientiousness
    6. Learning Goal Orientation

To discover more about what these 6 traits are and why they are so important, take a look at the full infographic below.

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