I recognize that there is not one single personality profile that is correlated with successful investing. Some people are strong in abstract reasoning and mathematics. Others have a gift for intuitively reading the movements of markets. Still others are skilled at managing teams of analysts because of their extroverted personality and their sensitivity to the levers that motivate people
While we are continually paying attention to the basic potential that each trader seems to have, at the end of the day, perseverance, experience, drive, and a variety of factors sometimes serve to compensate for apparent weaknesses in personality and natural talent.
Passion, heart, and commitment are all very difficult variables to measure, but they are perhaps the most critical attributes for success.