A HANDBOOK FOR ENTREPRENEURS TEST YOURSELF: ARE YOU CUT OUT TO BE A TYCOON?

1. I had a happy childhood.

agree disagree

2. My father came from a working class background.

agree disagree

3. I was a good to excellent student.

agree disagree

4. I worked my way through college.

agree disagree

5. I was always closer to my mother than to my father.

agree disagree

6. I was rarely praised by my parents.

agree disagree

7. I feel I understand myself well.

agree disagree

8. I view myself as a loner.

agree disagree

9. I have no difficulty planning my work.

agree disagree.

10. I think I am very practical and business-minded.

agree disagree.

11. I am rarely as assertive as l”d like to be.

agree disagree

12. 1 am happiest when I have achieved some kind of financialsecurity.

agree disagree

13. I fear my loved ones view me as cold and unemotional.

agree disagree

14. My main goal in life is to attain enough financialindependence to travel and do other things with my family.

agree disagree

15. On my days off, I enjoy a quiet afternoon of reading. .

agree disagree

16. The three most important things in my life are health,family stability and money.

agree disagree

17. I rarely have trouble getting other people to see thingsmy way.

agree disagree

18. I think others view me as a demanding person, but not asan unreasonable one.

agree disagree

19. I can’t stand people who act superior to others.

agree disagree

20. I prefer the colors blue and green to yellow and red.

agree disagree

21. I accept faults in other people.

agree disagree

22. I consider myself a good compromiser.

agree disagree

23. I will never be as happy or fulfilled as I want to be.

agree disagree

24. I think I am a born leader.

agree disagree

25. Most people would probably say I’m somewhat anti-social.

agree disagree

26. I have always enjoyed and participated in sports.

agree disagree

27. I do not consider myself an argumentative person.

agree disagree

28. I am very religious.

agree disagree

29. I am tolerant of the beliefs of others

agree disagree

30. I would call myself a compassionate person.

agree disagree

The Entrepreneur’s Answers:



1. agree; 2. disagree: 3. agree; 4. disagree; 5. agree; 6. agree; 7. agree; 8. disagree; 9. disagree; 10. disagree; 11. agree; 12. disagree; 13. agree; 14. disagree; 15. disagree; 16. disagree; 17. disagree; 18. disagree; 19. agree; 20. agree; 21. disagree; 22. disagree: 23. disagree; 24. agree; 25. disagree; 26. agree: 27. disagree; 28. agree; 29. disagree; 30. disagree.



If your answers correspond to the entrepreneur’s with five or fewer exceptions, you’re definitely an entrepreneurial personality. With 10 or fewer exceptions, you have entrepreneur-like traits. With 15 or fewer, you have some latent entrepreneurial tendencies. If there are more than 15 exceptions, you’d better hold on to your present job.

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