Learn humility.

This virtue makes a great personal value.

No one likes an obnoxious boor, the guy who is so proud of himself that all he can do is talk about his own accomplishments. The one who doesn’t care to hear what anyone else has to say because he’s sure that he’s right and everyone else is wrong. The person who thinks they are smarter and wiser than everyone else, so the party should shut up and listen to him.

So here’s a hot tip: don’t be that guy.

Be open to other people’s opinions. You can learn so much by listening to others. It’s simply not possible to know everything. You can gain from the wisdom of others only if you open yourself to hearing about their experiences. Even the smartest person in the room makes mistakes. The difference is, usually, he’s able to admit it. After all, you don’t get to be super smart unless you’re continually learning.

Be supportive, not bossy — especially when pairing. No one likes working with difficult people. But if you’re there to help and assist, then your presence is welcomed. We all go further when we work together, so check your ego at the door and be humble.

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