13 Personality Types to watch out for Your Dream Team [Infographic]


When it comes to delivering a great product on time, a dream team comes to play. But a dream time consists of people and people have different personality types. So, what characteristics of a person makes them an integral part of a winning team? Here are 13 personality types in an Infographic to watch out for when you’re forming your dream team.

  1. The Passive Aggressor: This person doesn’t complain openly but is always unhappy about something, whether it’s the coffee pot being empty, the insane amount of work on his plate or the fact that his colleague doesn’t have to stay as late as him.
  2. The Back Stabber: This person pretends to be your friend to find one chance to bad mouth you in front of management or steal your ideas and call them their own to hurt you.
  3. The Kitchen Slob: This person only caters to himself, brings in food with strong smells and leaves the office stinking for a week while heating it in the office microwave.
  4. The Chatterbox: The entire team avoids this person like the plaque. As soon as they open their mouth, you know you’ll be tortured for the next 30 minutes, whether you’re listening or not.
  5. The Delegator: This person never works on his own but is a master of delegating it to others.
  6. The Workaholic: How can you compete with someone like this? This person is the first one to arrive, the last one to leave, gets work done but looks down upon other team members who have a life and family.
  7. The Noisemaker: This person is oblivious to how they’re infuriating everyone else around them. They make noise with their humming, singing, whistling, knuckle cracking, loud speakerphone conversations, music without headphones, etc.
  8. The Meeting Scheduler: This person would like nothing more than to have a meeting all day, every day, 365 days a year. Whether he gets something done that was discussed in the meeting, that’s a whole different story.
  9. The Gossiper: This person lives for the scandals, true or not. Spreading rumors is their favorite pass time.
  10. The Overly Ambitious Summer Intern: This person is too ambitious, wants to learn everything there possibly is in one summer and instead of figuring out for themselves depend upon others to spoonfeed them.
  11. The Debbie Downer: This person is a big complaint box. He likes to complain about the weather, the management, the coworker, the company policies and the overload. Yet, they will always stay here and never move on.
  12. The Email Overloader: This person CCs you and everyone else in your Company on every email whether relevant to you or not.
  13. The TMI Sharer: This person is shameless and knows no boundaries. He likes to share intimate stories about personal life and health, whether you’re interested or not.

There you have it. Stay away from these personalities as much as possible when you’re considering your dream team or at least watch out for such personalities in the team that are more of a bother than a pleasure. Hope you’re not one of these!!

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Author: Shilpi Agarwal Shilpi is a Social Data Evangelist + Analytical Nerd + Design Junkie. She leads Social Strategi, a Social Media Agency with data intelligence chops that harnesses the power of social data intelligence to strategize and execute paid media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google. She’s also a Speaker, Podcast Host and Startup Mentor who believes Social (Media + Data + Good) = Growth.