Name five personality traits that describe yourself.

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New answer on Aug 20, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 06, 2019

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Daniel
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replied on Mar 24, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews

Safe choice would be to name at least some personality traits, which are required in consulting. Here is a long list, you can choose those, which work for you:

  • Structured
  • Rational
  • Forward-thinking
  • Creative
  • Team-player
  • Passionate to get things done
  • Confident in what you do
  • Realistic
  • Motivated to stay on task no matter what
  • Flexible
  • Patient
  • Personable

Hope this helps!

Best,
Daniel

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Hugo
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replied on Apr 09, 2020
Digital entrepreneur turned BCG consultant // Coach with focus on PEI

Hi there,

When asked such a question I would definitely select:

  • 3-4 positive traits or traits that would be considered as a quality: structured, curious, listener, concise...
  • 1-2 traits that or traits that would be more or less weaknesses but that you are trying to improve: impatient, focused on 80/20...

For each of these traits, I would try and give a specific exemple in one sentence. Indeed, anyone can be "structured", but I would demonstrate why you really are "structured". Random example: I created a list of all potential sponsors for a certain event and classified them by priority.

Hope this helps too,

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Lina replied on Aug 20, 2021

leader, great communicator, listener , empathetic and ambitious

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Anonymous B replied on Aug 19, 2021

Cheerful

Enthusiastic

Hardworking

Honest

Loyal

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Clara
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replied on Jul 06, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

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