3 key character traits needed for a programmer.

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A programmer or coder should be able to don multiple hats in the deployment of a project. From coding to designing to client management on-site, it’s not easy to juggle the different roles. When I am in the look out for a new programmer, I focus primarily on certain character traits than technical proficiency. Technical skills can be taught in a day or two but not personal character traits. I am not a good judge of character otherwise all my hires would be working with me for more than a couple of years. Anyway, these are a few traits that I particularly look for in a candidate.


  1. Diligent and committed.
  2. Resourcefulness.
  3. Socially Adaptable.

What other character traits do you think is needed for a programmer.

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