Warren Buffet Personal Traits

Warren Buffett is very confident in himself when it comes to investing. He makes an investment is not based on a great amount of information but his “highly confident” speculative. He had made three million dollars with his entirely speculation. He has often described he is never worried about his investment as he believes in himself and never has doubt on his ability. One of his famous quotes clearly showed his strong sense of self-confidence, said that “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” Optimistic

Warren Buffett is optimistic toward his business. His strongly display of optimism is expressed in the annual letter of Berkshire Hathaway; he said that “no matter how serene today may be, tomorrow is always uncertain.” He always sees the market chaos which would probably generate opportunities for him and Berkshire Hathaway. In an interview with CNBC, Buffett said, “You get more excited when there’s a lot going on, you can’t help it. And frankly, it will probably present more opportunity to us because when dislocations occur…” He believes that he can only live life forward and should not look back. Patience

In his early childhood, he has gone through an experience that the basic lesson of investing is being patient. He is able to wait for the perfect opportunity to come along, which could take years, before making an investment. He has perused the annual reports from Anheuser-Busch Inc. for 25 years before deciding to buy their stock. The patience of a baseball player who waits for the perfect pitch before swinging is same as an investor who needs patience for buying a good stock.

In addition, Buffett also reckons that investing in stock market needs one’s patience to wait for the advantages even though it is full of risk and uncertainty. He believes that “unless he can watch his stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, otherwise he should not be in the stock market”. Risk Taking

Warren Buffett is always trying to minimize the risk as much as possible. “Never test depth of river by both legs” is one of his investment quotes on risk taking which represent one should only invest under a condition of lower risk. Also, he realizes that diversification in stock investment is crucial for a lower risk. Buffett showed an example of intelligent risk-taking where he has ever evaluated some of the financial companies like Lehman Brothers.