Being an expat is not for everyone. The particular expat lifestyle and continued moving around requires certain personality traits in order to be successful. We asked respondents: “Which 3 personality traits should every expat have, in order to be successful?”
Being adventurous came out as the most important personality trait with 55.3%, followed by independent (52.6%) and optimistic (52.6%).
Next on the list were flexible (36.8%) and confident (34.2%), while traits such as assertiveness, a sense of humor, fearless, humble and trusting were deemed less important traits for making expat postings a success.