10 Traits Of A Good Spy

Amanda Yuk
2 min readDec 15, 2020

Inspired by the recent passing of Le Carre, one of the world’s greatest fiction writers in the genre of espionage, it is worthwhile to revisit this age-old industry. Some of the world’s greatest writers have taken their cues from this dark world of tactical maneuvering, hidden agendas and military intelligentsia. In my opinion, here are the top ten qualities of one:

#1 You are a detail-minded person with a strategic mind for facts and figures.

#2 You have a passion for deciphering ancient codes and languages and you probably speak more than a handful of them.