Calm, empathetic and endlessly patient
You can have a lot of fun when your job is to make something or do something all by yourself, or maybe with a competent, compatible partner. If it’s not just you, it’s just the two of you.
Either way, you get to put your hands, and your attention, right on the work. You earn the joy of personal accomplishment; you can contribute mightily to the quality of your own result. It’s right out there, with no mistake – you’re the one who did it.
It’s hard to duplicate the level of satisfaction you feel. But that’s not all.
When you make it your business to turn out quality results, other people notice. You earn admiration, and you build an enviable reputation.
In management, not so much. When you’re a manager, you operate in a different universe. Management’s job is to equip and help the people who make things and do things.