Can We Guess Your Workplace Personality?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess Your Workplace Personality?
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About This Quiz

The office isn't quite like the playground - for a start, if you go around hitting your coworkers, you will be a darn sight more than expelled! However, it has a lot of factors in common; it's a group of people who didn't really choose each other, but are stuck with one another all the same. As a result, clashing personalities, fluctuating dynamics, and drama are inevitable. The role that a person falls into within these events says a great deal about who they are... at work at least!

Of course, these days, we spend more and more of our lives at the office, which means more and more that who we are in that space is who we truly are. That's why it's important to identify whether the self we present to the world in that environment is who we truly want to be; whether it's someone we're proud of, someone we like, and someone we want going home and kissing our (future or current) kids good night. If the answer is no, then we either need to change our office ways or make sure that we truly switch off and disconnect when we leave.

Who is your office self? Let's find out!

Do you always know what is going on?
I have minions who tell me.
Mostly
Of course
I don't know and I don't care!

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Are you in management training?
Of course
LOL, never!
No, but I know who is.
That would be profoundly unlikely.

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Do you mentor anyone else?
A few people, yes
I care about them but I'm not a mentor, per se.
Not really
No

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Do you like to keep the peace?
Only on my terms
Of course
No, drama is fun!
I don't care as long as nobody bothers me.

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Do you always volunteer for assignments?
Of course!
Depends on the assignment
If I like the people involved.
Never!

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What do you do if someone interrupts you?
Put them down with my wit, then continue
Let them talk
Keep talking
Shut up and never speak again

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Can you remember details of colleagues' personal lives?
Sometimes
Definitely!
Yes, but I prioritize the ones that are most interesting.
Don't know and don't care.

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Have you ever accidentally CCed everyone on an email?
"Accidentally" as part of a strategy
No
So many times
I don't send many emails.

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Do you remember birthdays?
I have an assistant for that.
Of course!
Yes, but I don't always act on that info.
Only my own

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Do you help with the Christmas party?
Yes, that way I get to give the toast.
I do it all.
No, but I know who did what there.
No, I don't even go.

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Do you make sure to know everyone on the team?
Of course, so I know who's valuable.
Yes, so I can love them all!
Yes, so I can gossip about them all!
No

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Do you know how the company works outside of your team?
Yes, I know every nut and bolt.
I know a bit about HR etc.
Only the salacious parts
Man, I don't even know if the company EXISTS outside my team.

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Do you have your eye on the corner office?
Already in it!
No, but the desk outside it looks good.
Probably not
Nope

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Would you ever stab someone in the back to get promoted?
I already have and it worked.
Absolutely not
No, but I'd help someone do it in return for a favor.
I couldn't be bothered.

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How do you ensure nobody gets credit for your work but you?
I speak up and work harder than anyone.
I don't.
I CC people.
I don't do much work so really I don't need much credit.

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Do you ever stay late or come in early?
Every day!
When necessary
If I really feel like it.
Why would I do that?

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What is a good enough reason to work on the weekend?
Getting ahead
There's a crisis.
Sally in accounts and James in HR bang in the storage closet on Saturdays and think nobody's listening!
I guess if someone told me they'd shoot me if I didn't, I might consider it.

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How popular do you think you are?
Very
Fairly
A lot but it's a love-hate thing
I don't think anyone knows who I am.

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If there were layoffs, how vulnerable do you think you are?
No chance they ditch me
Below average
Average
Oh God, what have you heard?

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Have you ever gotten a raise?
Yes, several times
Once
Annually
Nah

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What do you often hear at your performance review?
Everyone else should be more like me.
You're so sweet!
You need to spend less time chatting, more time working.
Disappointing performance

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What sort of role do you work in?
Management
Admin
Sales
Logistics

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Do you have children?
Yes, one
They are grown up so now my colleagues are my babies.
Not yet
I can't keep a plant alive, man.

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Do you feel loyal to the company?
Only to the extent it is reciprocated
Yes, probably more than I should
A little, it's fun here
Definitely note

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Have you ever put in a word to get someone hired or promoted?
Yes, many times
A few times
Only when asked
Only once to help get rid of Dave with his disgusting habits, by having him promoted out

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How much do you like work?
I love it!
I like it a lot.
It's OK.
I hate it. If I won the lottery I would quit immediately.

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If nothing about your job changed, how long would you stay in it?
Two years
For life
Five years
10 years

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Are you working in the field you planned to work in when you started out?
Yes, of course
I didn't really have a plan.
It's adjacent.
No

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What do you wear to work on a normal day?
Power suit
Big cardigan and slacks
Nice shirt and slacks
Jeans and shirt

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What do you wear on casual Friday?
Fabulous wrap dress
Big cardigan and jeans
Quality jeans with blazer
Sweatpants

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