9 Unmistakable Symptoms of an Entrepreneur!


In almost every article and story written about entrepreneurship, I have found that there exist few symptoms and traits which are common among all those who finally made it big.

And one of those is that entrepreneurship is not for everyone.

In my previous post about entrepreneurship, I had mentioned few inspirational stories which were intended to inspire and motivate all those who thought of being an entrepreneur. But after few interactions with those who had failed in their business ventures, I realized that entrepreneurs have some specific traits which should be closely observed.

For example, if you are afraid of failures and adventure, then you should definitely keep out of this!

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So, here are 9 symptoms that you will definitely find in an Entrepreneur!

Absolute Hate for Normal & Boring

You just cannot accept the status-quo; you hate the normal and boring things of life. You often wonder why can’t this particular thing be improved and made more exciting and adventurous.

Bad Employee

Just track the job history of any entrepreneur and you will get an idea. Entrepreneurs are bad employees, and this is a bitter truth.

Bosses can’t easily manage an entrepreneur, and more often than not, you will quit the job before the management decides to fire you.

Famous as a Rebel

 More often than not, Entrepreneurs are rebellious; someone who cannot follow the existing rules and regulations of the society.

You think that these limitations and rules don’t apply to your domain. Normal human beings follow rules, not entrepreneurs!

Gets Bored Easily

Steve Jobs dropped out of college because the classes bored him. Bill Gates was always sleeping in his classes, hence he opted out. Entrepreneurs get easily bored, which is considered as a problem by others.

Attention span of a typical entrepreneur is very small.

Detest Authority

The norms of the society don’t apply to you. As a kid, you must have had problems with your teachers, parents and elders.

Authority is something which you absolutely resist and detest. Possible explanation? Maybe you consider yourself as an authority and master of your own destiny!

History of being Bullied

It has been observed that some of those with entrepreneurial and artistic behaviour have been bullied in their youth. Possible explanation can be that as these young to-be entrepreneurs detested authority, they were target of such bullying and criticizing.

And once these kids grow up, they need to prove themselves that they are a force to reckon with. And often entrepreneurship is the solid route for that!

Ideas make You Sleepless at Night

Ever encountered an idea which made you restless and sleepless for days and nights? Logic and counter-logic for that idea kept you busy for hours? Absolute obsession with some of your ideas and plans?

These are definite signs of an entrepreneur. Don’t worry, it’s quite common among your breed.

Eager to Improve Anything and Everything

Even if you are dining at a restaurant or a trolling inside a park or on a vacation in Goa; you will try to change things. You will talk with the manager and let him know that this particular strategy is wrong. You will talk and convince him of a brilliant idea which can sky-rocket the sales of that restaurant.

Entrepreneurs have this strange habit of trying to improve anything and everything!

Love for wealth

And lastly, entrepreneurs are never shy of declaring their love for wealth. Notice here, I am not mentioning being rich; but creating wealth. There is a major difference between being rich and being wealthy, and entrepreneurs are those who believe in creating wealth for themselves and for the society. If you do have such intentions, then be frank and celebrate this. You are definitely an entrepreneur.

Do some of these symptoms resonate with you? Or do you feel that these pointers are just work of fiction?

Would love to hear your views!

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  1. Akhil says

    Nice work,

    I really like the way you differentiate things into small modules.
    A little more explanation would be wonderful. Otherwise it is superb.
    Thanks for the great Info.

  2. Nikhil says

    hmmm, I find these some of the qualities like, “bad employee, detest authority” in myself… May be coz I’m lazy;-)

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