What are the qualities needed by people who work in the space sector?
Attributes that describe you best
We’ve compiled a list of 16 attributes that are often shown by people who work in the space sector. You probably have some of these qualities already.
Read the descriptions below and try to pick three to five attributes that you think describes you the best. You may want to discuss this with your friends, family, or teachers first.
CollaborativeI work well with others to do things.
CommittedI can be relied upon to do the things I have promised.
CommunicativeI am good at sharing information and ideas with others.
CreativeI make new things and have original ideas.
CuriousI enjoy learning new things.
Hard-workingI put effort into finishing things.
ImaginativeI can think of new and interesting ideas.
LogicalI solve problems in a sensible order. I know how one action leads to another.
ObservantI quickly spot fine details and I am good at paying attention.
Open-mindedI listen to new ideas and respect other people’s views and opinions.
OrganisedI am good at planning to make sure tasks are finished.
PassionateI have strong feelings about things I am interested in.
PatientI am able to stay calm when faced with problems.
ResilientI can quickly recover from difficult and challenging situations.
Self-motivatedI like to do things by myself without being told how to do them.
TenaciousI don’t tend to give up and try my best to make things happen.
These are based on the work of our partners NUSTEM, who have researched what qualities STEM professionals have helped them be successful in their jobs.