What type of PE firm are you at (middle market, etc.) and what type of person would thrive there? Curious to see how different the cultures really are across firms.
I'll start. Lower middle market firm. We prefer engaging and enthusiastic over pure competence and thoughtfulness. Obviously you need a base level of competence and intelligence but, for example, James Bond and Don Draper probably wouldn't do well here. Ryan Gosling's character from The Big Short (terrible movie btw) would be a good fit. Definitely a bias for athletes as well.