The powerful and influential never look needy. They never walk around seeking lots of attention and lots of praise.
This is an especially attractive quality and a powerful statement about self-containment.
In order words, Power Players can take care of their own feelings and their own needs without relying on a team of fans, or worse, a sycophantic entourage, stroking their ego or fulfilling their every wish.
Don’t misunderstand: this doesn’t mean that they are emotionally perfect or have some type of herculean strength.
Sign up for SmartCompany newsletter.
Free to your inbox every weekday
It means they have a healthy dose of humility and can pick themselves up off the floor when it all goes to hell. That’s an incredibly useful quality to have and it’s much envied if you ask me. Classy too.