Personality Traits of the Best
A 1978 study by Duthie, Hope, and Barker, Selected personality traits of martial artists as measured by the Adjective Checklist, found a number of personality traits that differentiate between superior martial artists and average martial artists.
Superior martial artists scored higher on:
They were scored lower on:
- Willingness to give aid
- Counseling readiness
The authors concluded that the differences between superior and average martial artists imply that martial arts training changed personal characteristics rather than the martial artists choosing to change.