Personality Traits of Commercially Successful Artists

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  • Be persistent in the face of almost impossible odds and know that nothing is guaranteed and anything is possible.
  • Be able to handle harsh criticism from people you have never met and often be misunderstood by the most important people in your life.
  • Have the humility to accept that your work may not be as good as you think it is. And listen to the people who have valuable feedback and learn to distinguish them from those who don’t.

1. Humility

commercially successful artists

2. Confidence

commercially successful artists

3. Persistence

4. Curiosity

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5. Optimism

Balloons on a string
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6. Stubbornness

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7. Flexibility

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9. Business Savvy

From a naming brainstorm at a talk
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10. Love

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Srinivas Rao

Srinivas Rao

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