Throughout history icons in politics emerge in each era that define that time, men who define the thinking, technology, culture, religion, and every other aspect of that time period. Nowadays there are a lot of politicians. Some of them are successful the others are not. I will try to list five top qualities making a successful politician. First of all a successful politician should never lose his temper, never make an important decision when he is angry. He should weigh the pros and cons, then make up his mind. Then when something is decided it’s necessary to stay on a course and never waver it. As well as this it’s always helpful to see the other side simultaneously. There’s a natural tendency for the media to focus on perceived personality because this is a way of describing and labelling individuals. There’s also a Darwinian culture in politics that assumes ‘the best will succeed’ – politicians will do well because of who they are and their innate qualities rather than the support or opportunities they are given. Clearly politicians require skills, but the reasons why politicians don’t engage in training and development are fascinating in their own right. So the so called ‘cult of personality’ also take place in the list. No doubt it is very important for a politician to be a good public speaker. It’s even possible to win the elections with a single sentence in the speech. The last one but not the least is that a successful politician should know how to rule the public opinion which is very fickle. To do that he can gain knowledge from the experience of the ancestors. To my mind these are the top qualities of a successful politician.