These Surprising Traits Will Get You 10X Richer Than Your IQ

Did you know that only 2% of financial success is explained by having a high IQ? That, according to research by a Nobel laureate, helps explain why having a good personality will get you farther than just being smart.

If you’ve ever wondered if you’re savvy enough to accomplish your goals, the answer is simple: it doesn’t matter. The better question is: Do I have the right personality traits?

Which personality traits are associated with financial success? Let’s take a look at four.

People willing to go the extra mile to get their job done are conscientious. They possess the self-discipline and self-control to achieve their goals even in difficult situations.


Conscientious people are also highly organized and willing to delay gratification to achieve their goals and dreams.

Curious people are more likely to try new things and take calculated risks. They also want to learn new topics, even subjects that are unrelated to their career and hobbies.


Curious people do better in their careers because they take the initiative to learn more about how things work. This includes business processes, software, day-to-day tasks, and anything else they do at work.

Those who are diligent rely on a high degree of motivation to get things done. They tend to be very detail-oriented and focused on efficiency.


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