Four Personality Traits of the Best Software Developers

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  1. Pessimistic in the short term when facing reality, but optimistic in the long term. Faith that you will prevail in the end, without ignoring the harsh facts of reality.
  2. Angered by sloppy code.
  3. Long-term life planners. Shows that you have the ability to plan in the long-term in other areas.
  4. Attention to detail

Rob hit the nail on the head here. My experience has shown these traits to be the most important in hiring excellent programmers. And they’re good to keep in mind when trying to improve your own skills. Learning the latest programming language to fill your CV up is only worthwhile in the short term, for the long term you need to focus on improving these four traits. Link to original article

[tags]programming, software development, personality, hiring[/tags]

2006.08.24