In families, they say that the first-born child tends to be the “most intelligent” and successful in life.
But as the second child, you can imagine how much this argument grinds my gears.
People can be intelligent in different ways and even more so, they can succeed at very different things. It’s all a bit subjective and as we all learn eventually, it goes far beyond the grades we got on a few college exams or who won the sixth grade spelling bee.
That’s the idea behind this infographic created and shared by Headway Capital.
According to recent studies, book smarts can only take you so far.
There are many more intangible and immeasurable qualities that weigh into career success than just academic intelligence and it’s those who possess a healthy balance of them that truly reach their highest potential.
The infographic summarizes them into the following 8 traits:
It also notes that the Carnegie Institute of Technology found that:
Check out the full infographic below! Out of the eight traits shared, how do you think you stack up? What are your strengths? What could you be better at? Let us know in the comments section below!