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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, but he wants to know if any particular personality traits can make for a better/worse fighter. Which they can.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 08:02 AM
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Heart, determination, aggression and being fearless make you a good fighter.
Respecting your opponent makes you a great fighter.
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 11:49 AM
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1. Humility/Respect - If you think you know it all, you're not gonna learn anything new. And someone will make you eat your words eventually.. nothing fires an opponent up more than a smug POS. Sure, there's cocky trash-talking fighters out there that are good, but their cockiness and carelessness is exploited by their opponents eventually, whereas guys like Fedor and GSP come out on top eventually.

2. Confidence/Fearlessness - Don't take your humility to the point of underconfidence though, you can't lose the battle in your head. Even being humble, know that you are better than anyone if you put your all into it. It might be next to impossible to be completely fearless, but squash any doubts the moment they come up.. think of all the successes you have.

3. Perseverance - Don't give up or get dismayed after a failure or two. Every guy that learns to fight starts out with technique like a muppet, it gets easier with practice. And every guy gets his ass handed to him the first few times he spars or rolls with guys that have been doing it for years. Don't let it deter you.

4. Aggression - Don't let your humility or respect get in the way of your aggression. The guy that holds back loses. Doesn't matter who you're up against.. if you're up against them, murder them, within whatever rules may or may not apply.

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No fear isn't a prerequisite. Hell, fear probably spurns some guys onward. There are a lot of different traits that can be valuable in varying situations. A guy with a hot headed personality pumped full of adrenaline will have obvious advantages and disadvantages. There are pros and cons to all styles but in my examination I find that a calm nature is the single best personality trait to have. A person who is calm can act explosively without utilizing precious adrenaline or flooding their mind with whatever thoughts of rage. The clarity that is granted can be a key in grappling and instinctive decision making.

Eh sorry for the convoluted post.

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Be able to lose,everyone can handle to win,We all know that guy who workout on his skills,A dam gymnist, but wont use it scared to lose, and were not talking about geting your face broke were talking ego broke or whatever..Tom Bady looks like the only Undefeted Maybe ,will see what ellys talented But more goofy lookin but can do...
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Just as a viewer, not from my own experience:

As already mentioned, aggression and no mercy, I'd also add sadism. You've got to enjoy what you do. Also guilt and wanting to please wouldn't help, so you've got to be the opposite of that.

Otherwise most other personality traits that would help, would help with everything, like inteligence, confidence, hard worker etc.

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i say that personality traits dont make someone a better fighter but they are more of like indicators that someone iis/can be a good fighter

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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 09:18 AM
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the want to get better. My ice hockey coach and good friend used to say that everytime you get on the ice you need to strive to learn something new. Its the same thing on the mat. If someone truly wants to get better they will.
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determination,and self discipline. You have to know what you want and take it. At the gym you see people who after a tough workout want to take a break and then you see people who always want more and push themselves, those are the type of people who go far.

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