This title speaks for itself: Do Not Be One of These Employees. Rather, perfect and practice your best self-brandAlways avoid transforming into one of the personality types noted below.


Ineffective Personality Types: Do Not Be One of These Employees

We must avoid certain behaviors if we want to succeed in our careers. Several are highlighted here.

According to Una Dabiero, reporting for Fairygodboss:

“We need strong soft skills and emotional intelligence (EQ). Managerial relationships are more collaborative. With workplaces now focused on creating positive cultures. Thus, the professional personalities will grow in importance. It can be hard to determine your professional personality. And without knowing it, those low in EQ may tout a personality inconducive to business success. However, these personas aren’t permanent. With increased self-awareness, we may change any bad habits in the professional sphere.”

“The following professional personalities never succeed at work. Are you on the list?” 

One: Gossip

Constantly seeks information on colleagues’ personal and professional lives. Then shares that information with the office. This person spends a lot of time talking about the politics of the office rather than actively engaging in their work. Team members struggle to trust this person and may stray from partnering with or promoting him/her.

Two: Pushover

The ultimate yes-man (or woman). He/she struggles to say no to new tasks, bad ideas, and disrespectful coworkers. The lack of input is inherently damaging to the team. He/she tends to struggle with managing priorities, thus falling behind. Plus, he/she can garner the bad reputation of being a suck up to senior employees.

Three: Stick in the mud

Quite resistant to the ideas of others. He/she likes existing processes. And actively works to keep them in place. Often at the cost of progress. He/she spends a lot of time enforcing guidelines. While struggling to trust team members and direct reports. Thus, keeping them from producing the best possible work.

Four: Victim

He/she sees everything that happens in the professional realm as absolutely not his/her fault. As a result, he/she has a difficult time taking responsibility for missed deadlines or professional mistakes. And engages in the bad habit of passing the blame to other members of the office. The victim thinks rules do not apply. And usually loses the trust of their team — fast.

Five: Smartypants

Thinks (no, knows) he/she is the most intelligent person in the room. It’s their way or the highway. If something goes wrong, it’s because the team didn’t stick to the plan. And if something is done right, it’s because of smartypants’ stroke of genius. May act arrogant in meetings and interpersonal relationships. But he/she tends to not realize that.

Six: Hothead

No understanding how to control his/her temper. Prone to volatile behavior in the office when something doesn’t go as desired. And managing office relationships is tough. As a manager, the hothead rules with terror, often stopping up the team’s best work.

Seven: Politicker

This person takes ambition to another level. For him/her, the entirety of the career is about climbing to the top. By doing do so by whatever means necessary. Prone to claiming credit for ideas that aren’t his/hers. To repeating information in meetings to look good in front of stakeholders,. To throwing others under the bus People remember the politicker’s antics — and they always catch up to them.

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Do Not Be One of These Employees


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