Attributes For A Winning Personality

  1. HEALTH
    If you're not well mentally and physically, you'll find it difficult to be cheerful and pleasant.
  2. HONESTY
    Your word must be your bond.  Keep promises.  Tell patients the limitations as well as the advantages of dentistry.
  3. ABILITY
    When you are sure of your ability, you possess self-confidence.  Advance your skills by taking courses and reading professional literature.
  4. INITIATIVE
    What compensation you obtain from your work depends upon your interest and your efforts.
  5. TACT
    Most patients are brought to the office by poor health.  Some are especially sensitive to the slightest criticism.
  6. ENTHUSIASM
    Those who are successful, love their work and enjoy talking about it.
  7. ENERGY
    No one likes to be around those who are continually indifferent.  Don't delay a service for a patient simply because you are "indisposed."
  8. TOLERANCE
    Most arguments arise because we say what we feel is right without thinking of the other person.
  9. CHEERFULNESS
    You get along better with a person who is cheerful.  Assume that if you are cheerful, people will get along better with you.
  10. MODESTY
    Make the other fellow feel he is important.  Don't try to impress people with your success.
  11. UNSELFISHNESS
    Think of others.  Make them aware of your interest in their improvement.
  12. SELF-RELIANCE
    Go around with the feeling that you are thoroughly able to take care of yourself and you will be surprised how many people will volunteer to help you.
  13. HELPFULNESS
    Your helpful suggestions are always appreciated by the other fellow.  Don't, however, offer advice when it is not solicited.
  14. APPEARANCE
    Good appearance increases your self-respect, sense of well-being, and self-confidence.