I have read so many of those advice articles, "Top 10  Tips...", "5 Most Important..." but this one was just a really fun read in which the 7 mini experiential stories speak for themselves.  Successful expats are usually:

* Adventurous

* Culturally sensitive

* Curious

* Flexible

* Open minded

* Appreciative

Successful expats can handle the occasional flub or set back. Another helpful quality is just a plain old "good sense of humor!"