Study Outlines Ideal Expat Personality Traits For Overseas Assignments

By Haruna Kobayashi, for 17 February, 2017

A report identifying the successful personality characteristics of expats who apply to work overseas has been released by cut.e, a firm that specializes in assessing applicants.

According to the study, the key characteristics for success as an expatriate are: emotional stability; openness to change; cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity; an ability to adjust to different customs, perspectives, and business practices; strong interpersonal skills; flexibility; respect for diverse viewpoints; a high level of autonomy; and a sense of humor.

The firm's "Predicting who will be a successful expatriate" report is based on feedback from expats, their managers, and peers.

"Our research identifies what it takes to succeed as an expatriate," said Dr Katharina Lochner, cut e's Research Director. "We've also created a model which can predict whether someone will adapt well to a new culture, perform as expected, cope with the personal and professional challenges, manage their own stress level, and be satisfied working abroad."

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