Some characteristics that you will need to have if you plan on being a handyman, and especially if you plan on making a career out of being a handyman. First things first, you must understand the aspects of what it takes in the first place, and if you do not know than do a little search and you will see what it really takes to be a handyman, this is a job that is not for everyone. This is not necessarily a trade that you can train for, some people have it in them to pull of this, while some people do not.
If you do not have good, or even decent eye and hand, muscle coordination than do not even think about being a handyman. There is a lot of risk that is involved when it comes to safety issues, as you will be required to work with certain kinds of power tools that can be very dangerous and fatal if proper training and respect for the power tool are not taken into consideration prior to operation.
You will have to be able to hammer nails into hard wooden studs, if you are not accurate with the swing of the hammer you are going to smash your hand. If you put up a shelf, or build a dock, you have to make sure that the finished project is going to be able to withstand the intended abuse that it is going to have to undergo in its lifetime. Meaning mainly durability.
Learning the basics of electricity can also save your life, prevent injury along with much more. Plus you will always be in the job if you are an electrician. There will always be electrical malfunctions that are going to take place.