We would like to believe that every single quality in a personality would lead to success, but as of late, research has whittled the list down to this one specific trait: Conscientiousness.
This is the trait in a personality that will ensure a person’s future success, not just on a personal level, but when it comes to careers as well. Now, how exactly did science find conscientiousness to be the key to a person’s success?
According to the book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character it states this:
“It would actually be nice if there were some negative things that went along with conscientiousness,” Roberts told me. “But at this point it’s emerging as one of the primary dimensions of successful functioning across the lifespan. It really goes cradle to grave in terms of how people do.”
Essentially, what this all boils down to, is that if you are a person who prides themselves on being systematic, neat, organized, and efficient, then you are one of the more successful human beings compared to most of your peers.
Being conscientious means that you are vigilant or careful in the things you do. Which also means that you do your best when it comes to executing a task.
A person who is able to perform all of these things is bound to climb the ranks faster than a majority of others who lack this simple trait in their personality.