Studies have discovered that those individuals with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to delve in to the world of self employment.
The researchers analyzed three different and diverse samples using the most widely accepted methods of testosterone measurement to see whether hormone levels do actually increase the chance of going self employed or whether business acumen and behavior is learned.
The results of three separate studies at least do err toward the side that business is at least a bit biological, rather than a learned process.
It seems that higher testosterone levels do correlate with male entrepreneurship and self employment among men, however, not for women as was observed over 2,146 observations.
The information made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) indicated that those males with higher prenatal testosterone exposure as measured by the ratio of the length of the index finger compared to the ring finger would be more likely to ‘go it alone’ and forge ahead with their own business ventures.
It is believed that higher levels of testosterone are associated with a persons willingness to take risks and not be so attuned to feelings of fear in risky situations.
These qualities can help people strive ahead with business deals or even take the plunge in to the unknown by working for themselves.
If an individual focuses too much on the risk of failure this can hamper their willingness to take the bold steps of setting up their own business.