A good economist is like a petulant child. They always ask why, never fully accept an answer, and rarely fully reject one.
Yes, a great economist will have a bunch of other skills – both normative and analytical. However, I’d say the desire to question and keep an open mind provides a necessary condition for any strong performance by an economist.
Yes, this is more filler – I barely have time to read the news right now, let alone post 😀
So you are getting whatever is in my head this minute 😉