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Traits that Make Great Salespeople

What is the one characteristic that you think makes a great Sales Person?

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MrMotivation
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Sales
I am going to ramble off a lot of things. Some will be obvious, but hoping some will be different that a canned answer.ย 

Great listener, hungry, always looking to grow as a salesperson and a person, high emotional intelligence, calm under pressure, ability to separate self worth from their quota attainment, helps others when they can, eager to actually learn about a prospect (not just qualify them), solid team member, never afraid to ask for help, works well cross functionally, has a playbook, a methodology that works and that they stick to

Hopefully some of those are different than what you would typically hear.ย 
GlenRoss
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Account Executive
Love the โ€œseparate self worth from quota attainment aspectโ€
MrMotivation
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Sales
Credit to Josh Braun for that one
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
ADHD. Seriously I've got it ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ
sebs
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BDR
Coachability. Check out this part of Mark Roberge's presentation it's really cool how he breaks down the best characteristics for sales hires:

https://youtu.be/aIAbNeqn9K8?t=1205

It should start right when he begins talking about sales hires but, if you have the time and the interest, I'd recommend watching it from the beginning!
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