from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See starter.
- n. One who displays an unusual amount of initiative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who shows initiative and resourcefulness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mechanism (usually one operated by electricity, compressed air, a spring, or an explosive gas), attached to an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, and used as a means of starting the engine without cranking it by hand; -- called also a starter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an energetic person with unusual initiative
- n. an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
- Kettering's self-starter -- was not invented until 1915, after American dominance in autos was already well-established.
Psych will return in the fall, and has proven to be a pretty good self-starter, so I wouldn't fret.
Some needed traits include being a self-starter, not getting intimidated easily, being adaptable to change, enjoying competition, being able to address risk, making decisions quickly, and not seeing mistakes as failures.
You make a good point that Lights Out is hampered by having to be a self-starter and might have benefited by riding Justified's promotional coat tails and premiering a few weeks later.
The company says it “would be elated to have a personable, motivated self-starter such as yourself join our team of merry pornstars.”
If you aren't disciplined and a self-starter then working from home is a bad idea.
With technology what it is today this is becoming more and more a possibility for the self-starter and self-disciplined.
Being a self-starter was a necessity as a filer, and a plus as a help desk assistant.
So Harry will have to be a self-starter, as it was on Mondays last mid-season.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter with the discipline to work remotely, possessing excellent writing skills, a thorough understanding of Consumerist's style, ethos, and editorial direction, and a passion for consumer blogging.
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