With the exception of discipline, none of the characteristics we’ve listed above are 100% essential to be successful at sports betting. You can still make money if you’re an eternal optimist who is very impatient and has no analytical mind. Just make sure that you recognize WHY these characteristics are important, and act accordingly. Try to balance optimism with a more realistic outlook if possible, and try to curb impatience as best you can. If analysis doesn’t come naturally, then you’ll just have to dedicate some time to improving in that area.