A Good Scientist

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He should be alert and be organised all the time.
He should not be careless as there might be mistakes made, eg. using wrong chemicals as a result of unmarked beakers etc.
He should also be humble and interested in the work he is doing. What he is doing should be for the good of humans and not just the scientist himself.
He ought to be persistent and be willing to spend time for thourough research and try again and again before getting an answer to his research questions. He should never give up.
He should be honest and carry out an honest research which is done by him or her self.
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Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Give_the_5_traits_of_scA good scientist should possess the following qualities:

1. A scientist must be curious about the world
Example: Galileo Galileo's curiosity about the heavenly bodies made him the first person to use a telescope to study the moon, the sun, the planets and the stars.
2. A scientist is logical and systematic
Example: Among the reasons why Gregor Mendel discovered the principles of heredity when others have failed was his logical experimental methods and his careful and accurate record keeping.
3. A scientist is open-minded and free of bias
Example: An open-minded person is one who can modify plans or discard hypotheses if necessary. One such person was Johannes Kepler who was hired to develop evidence that planets moved along perfect circles.
4. A scientist is intellectually honest
Example: Isaac Newton built his laws of motion on the previous work of Galileo and others.
5. A scientist works hard and is persistent
Example: Marie Curie was the first person ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize twice. It was not surprising considering how hard she worked.

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