The Characteristics of Success

There’s an interesting discussion happening on Quora right now about the types of people that have an advantage in American culture; that is, what attributes are prized within U.S. society.  Some of the suggestions of characteristics that help you get ahead in America:

– Being an extrovert

– Working well in teams

– Having straight, white teeth

Do you agree?  Is what gives you an advantage in America different than what might put you ahead elsewhere?