The workplace is a complex social environment. There are a wide array of people and personalities brought together to achieve a common goal. While each working environment can differ greatly from the other, you’re likely to meet these types of personalities in almost every working environment.
- The Gossips
There are gossips at every workplace. These personalities can be both good and bad. To work with them, you need to build a rapport. Talk about the latest news and celebrity gossips. Avoid engaging in any negative talk about other staffs, or the company in general.
- The Over Achievers
In every workplace, there are the over achievers. They are the busy persons that always have a lot of projects on their desk. These are the ones always rushing to meetings. They insist on arriving early but sometimes arrive very late. Nevertheless, these personalities are very ambitious colleagues and they thrive on success. You have a great deal to learn from them – be an achiever.
- The Noise-Cancelling Headphone Wearers
It may be that these people are always listening to something else which mostly can be music while working. It allows them to be most productive. If you need to ask them a question, a wave and a smile will get their attention. If you really don’t want to interrupt them while they’re in the zone, try sending them a friendly email.
- The know-it-alls
These working folks may have been the longest serving on the job so they blow their trumpets on what they can do because of how long they’ve worked. If you’re one, learn to zip up and glean from new working experiences. Improve yourself and don’t be overly confident in yourself. In case you meet such people, learn from their experiences but don’t be like them because they can be nuisances to the working environment.
- The lazy ones
Oh boy, you’ll definitely meet at least one of these at the workplace. They sometimes are slow at what they do or they would want others to do their tasks for them. They are usually sleeping on the job or making flimsy excuses to run away from work.
These people are disliked by almost everyone. Don’t be one but if possible help encourage the ones like that and don’t gossip about them especially if they are top managers or superiors, else it may cost you your job.