Moral and physical courage
I believe that courage can be separated into two groups: moral courage and physical courage. Moral courage is typified by Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela – people who are willing to stand and be counted for a principle or belief – often this does involve physical courage, which is raw, calculated bravery. There can be no greater example of this than Sgt Pilot James Ward VC who in the Second World War, while in flight climbed out onto the wing of his burning Wellington Bomber to quell the flames, so that they could return to England to fight another day.
OK, I hear you say, where do these incredible stories fit in to a job search? Well I think that, to a lesser degree, a job seeker has to display both types of courage.