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  • Writer's pictureCorrine Zahra

Different Work Personality Types That You're Likely To Come Across

The world is full of different people & you’ll come across lots of people at any place you decide to work. A company is dependent on its employees to succeed, which means various characters & personalities need to come together to succeed.

Apart from doing your day-to-day tasks, you’re going to have to learn how to deal with these different work personalities. Some you'll click with instantly, while others will need some getting used to.

So, see if you identify with any of these work personalities or if you know a few people like this!

The Climber 🧗‍♀️

This person is super focused on their career. The climber is an ambitious member of the team who tries their hardest to grow & succeed. They’ll often decide to take on lots of work in order to make a positive impression.

On the other hand, the climber can make people uncomfortable since they can be all about their personal interest, rather than the team’s interest.

Being a high achiever is one thing, but not being able to work in a team can become an issue & stop a team’s progress.

The Individualist 👤

Meanwhile, there’s the individualist, who enjoys being given the freedom to do their work on their own. This means that the individualist pursues a project on their own & likes having creative freedom.

Even if an individualist is working as a part of a team, they will often prefer to handle their specific responsibilities in their own way. They prefer a hands-off approach to management, which allows them to work how they prefer & instead, lets management judge them based on the results of their work.

The individualist can get a lot of work down on their own while also reducing the time that a manager would usually need to spend giving their input.

The Motivator 💪

If you’re type of person who is always a big ball of energy, then you’re the motivator of the team. The motivator is usually someone who takes charge & pushes themselves to achieve, while also encouraging others to do the same.

A motivator can be extremely helpful since they’re able to increase the team’s productivity while also keeping spirits high.

But it's important to make sure other staff members are not being made to feel super uncomfortable or like they’re being pushed too far out of their comfort zone.

The People-Pleaser 😃

On the other hand, a people-pleaser is into helping others as much as possible, even if they might already have a lot of work to do.

Although the people-pleaser can be super helpful to others, they might end up taking on too much work or being the person that everybody takes advantage of by dumping their work onto them.

They also prioritise being liked by as many people as possible. But because of this, they avoid conflict at all costs & won’t talk about any issues they might have with other employees for example. And the problem could then turn into an even larger issue.

The Worrier 😥

Usually, you can easily recognise if somebody is a worrier. They visually & verbally appear anxious and they constantly need validation to assure themselves that they are meeting expectations & delivering satisfactory results.

At the workplace, it's important to help the worrier to build their self-confidence & reduce their anxiety.

This way, they might be able to be more independent and produce higher quality work without second-guessing their actions.


At work, there’s always going to be off days, even when you love working with your colleagues. Sometimes, they might even get on your nerves.

At the end of the day, whatever employee personalities you have in your team, what’s important is finding a way to balance each other out so you can make it work.

So, which personality type are you at the workplace?

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