The polite pushover. This personality is never combative and will work no matter the chaotic office conditions.
If you're this type of worker: Employers can trust that you will consider everyone's feelings, backgrounds and rationales. You're always respectful of others, which often leads to transformative benefits for the entire team.
The negative Nancy. This personality finds loom and doom in every move the company makes or when collaborating with certain co-workers on team assignments.
If you're this type of worker: At least your boss and/or colleagues know what you're thinking. And bluntly bringing awareness to company cons can help improve morale and productivity. And when projects don't turn out as expected, you're less likely to become upset, according to social psychologist Kate Sweeny, who was cited in a Society for Personality and Social Psychology article.
The office overachiever. This personality will go above and beyond the call of duty time again and typically doesn't take "can't" attitudes lightly.
If you're this type of worker: Employers can definitely count on you to pick up the slack of procrastinators and keep senior leadership in the know about inefficient, time-wasting workers not worthy of their positions.
Tim Eisenhauer, co-founder of Axero Solutions and the first company intranet software, Communifire, told Inc. Magazine that these are usually your "big idea" folks who push production to new heights.
The manic micromanager. This personality nags and helicopter parents the daily activities of people and projects within their direct supervision.
If you're this type of worker: Yes, this overbearing demeanor is irritating, but employers appreciate your unwavering devotion to meeting goals, conserving resources and paying attention to operational details.
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