In a matter of fact the answer is yes. Politics for the most part is getting people to agree on something to move an agenda forward.
Those who hate to negotiate, trade favors, or sell others on their ideas tend to have less success than those who are on the "top".
There are basically two ways to gain power.
1. Take it (At it's most barbaric level this may include going to war)
2. Persuasion (Convincing others to give it to you). That's politics!
There is an old adage that goes:
"Good things may come to those who (wait) but those are the things left behind by those who (hustled)."
Succeeding in life generally requires having a goal and a plan. No one succeeds without gaining input from other people! Successful people work the phones, knock on doors, and ask for favors.
They love to negotiate and persuade others.
Lots of people hate that "game".
They'd rather (let it/hope it) happens than to (make it) happen.