Which Type of Collaborator are You?

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9 Types of Collaborators

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November 11, 2011

Which Type of Collaborator are You?
We all know that different people work and learn in different ways – it’s a fact of life. It’s something that we learn to work with from a very young age. However, did you ever stop to think what type of collaborator you are?
Here’s a neat inforgraphic dissecting 9 different types of collaborators.
Not only is it fun to figure out which type of collaborator you are (I’m a Taskmaster) but it’s also a good exercise to learn how best to work with others. By running through this quick exercise, you’ll be able to overcome some of the biggest barriers or objections of others allowing you and your team to work efficiently and harmoniously.
So, which type of collaborator are you? Think there are others that may have been left out, share it with us in the comments below!

We all know that different people work and learn in different ways – it’s a fact of life. It’s something that we learn to work with from a very young age. However, have you ever stoped to think what type of collaborator you are?

Here’s a neat inforgraphic displaying 9 major types of collaborators.

Source: www.centraldesktop.com

Not only is it fun to figure out which type of collaborator you are (I’m a Taskmaster) but it’s also a good exercise to learn how best to work with others. By running through this quick exercise, you’ll be able to overcome some of the biggest barriers or objections of others allowing you and your team to work efficiently and harmoniously.

So, which type of collaborator are you? Think there are others that may have been left out, share it with us in the comments below!

11 Responses to “Which Type of Collaborator are You?”

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    Love this!  What I found so fascinating, from a psychological POV, was that while I was quick to instantly peg every co-worker and collaborator as one type or another, I was unable to choose my own persona, and found myself richocheting among ALL of them (except Dinosaur).  I guess the moral is I should strive to see the facets of others as well as I know myself.

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  3. Matt

    Hey Troy,

    That’s a very neat infographic! :) Thanks for sharing it.

    It would be cool to have the entrepreneurial version of it. And I think we’re always a mix of several types. 

    Based on those choices, I’d say I’m somewhere between the executive, the taskmaker, the soloist, and the ring leader 😉

    Matt

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    • troylarson

      I agree Matt – I’ll keep my eye out for something skewed more towards that audience. If it pops up, we’ll definitely do a post on it. 

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    • troylarson

      Just took your quiz, very cool! So apparently, I thought I was a task master, but apparently am more of a socialite! Love it!

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  4. Jerome Pearce

    I seem to be a load of them!

    First I am the taskmaster, at the beginning of a project, but I do tend to lose focus and just become the executive, letting a lot of information flash past me, ignoring most of it. That is my management side, which is not my best, to which my staff will attest.

    On the Operations side, I am a dinosaur, I pretty much refuse to use IM, although the cloud is a good thing IMO, and I love SMS (go figure). Mixed with that, however I am the expert!

    So that’s four out of nine just for me.

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  5. Michael Rosenberg

    Interesting infographic. I find myself to be a ringleader with big ideas and yet I have qualities of a socialite. When I hear of a great idea, I encourage others to share and I help broadcast. Glad you posted this. It really helps us understand who we collaborate with on a different level.

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