More than often, we hear a person mention that someone is very impressive because of one of his/her personality traits. While one person is liked for one of his qualities, the next person is illustrious for another of his trait. Some personality characteristics come in handy in specific situations whereas they are not useful in other circumstances. Thus, it is not correct to say that some personality traits are more important than others. Rather, the answer to this question is purely circumstantial. The circumstances determine which personality trait is the most important for the person involved.
For example, an employer who seeks a salesperson shall look for personality traits that he/she will not look in a candidate for human resource planning (“Which Personality Traits are most important to employers?”). Therefore, for a sales person, it is important to rank high on the trait of openness and extraversion whereas the position for human resource planning will demand a separate set of qualities of a person. Other jobs like that of a psychologist demand extreme patience of mind in order to listen to the patient. Therefore, patience is of the essence for a psychologist. However, it cannot be said that patience is the most important trait in every situation.
Several general traits prevail that are usually exhibited by great leaders. For example, the legendary leaders of the past have usually had a charismatic personality. They have a strong decision-making power. However, it is still not possible to rank these traits on a spectrum from the most important to the lesser important trait because all of the qualities together contribute towards the success of a person.
“Which Personality Traits are most important to employers?”Psychologicalscience.org. Association for Psychological Science, 25 Sep. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.