What Type of Co-Worker Are You?

By: Khadija Leon

What Type of Co-Worker Are You?
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About This Quiz

There are many different types of co-workers - some that we like, some that we tolerate and some of whom we can do without. We spend much of our time with them - sometimes more time than we do with our own families. We run through a series of emotions when working with other people, some great and some not so good.

Do you remember the first day that you started your new job, and you weren't too sure what kind of people you were dealing with and who you could trust? Well, in the following weeks, we're pretty sure you figured it out, as well as the possibility of what kind of co-worker you might be. There are several different types of co-workers, from the ones who are grade-A procrastinators to the ones who complain about everything (even the quality of toilet paper), to the ones who you don't know exist, to the ones who do all of the work. 

Do you know what type of co-worker you are? You must have some clue as to how you're perceived at work, but if you want to make certain which type you are, then you need to take this quiz right now!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you like your job?
3
5
7
9

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What shift do you usually work?
12 a.m. - 8 a.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Other

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Do you usually get to work early or late?
It depends on traffic.
Late
On time
Early

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Do your co-workers like you?
I think so.
I don't know.
Yes
No

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What role do you play on the team?
The one who does most of the work
The one who does nothing
The brains
Leader

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During brainstorming, what would you do?
Shut down everyone's ideas
Say nothing
Nod my head
Suggest several ideas

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Which of these characters from "The Office" are you most like?
Dwight Schrute
Jim Halpert
Michael Scott
Pam Beesly

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Do you bring lunch to work with you?
No
I usually steal lunch.
Yes
Sometimes

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Someone brings a cake to share with everyone - how many pieces do you take?
Three
Two
None
One

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How do you feel about overtime?
Do I have to?
I hate it.
I don't mind.
I love it.

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Your boss needs someone to stay late. Would you volunteer?
No
Never
Only if I was free
Yes

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A co-worker keeps asking you for help. Do you keep helping them?
Just once more
I would not help them the first time they asked.
I'm not sure.
Yes, I​ like helping people.

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If someone was talking extremely loud, would you say something?
Yes
I would leave a note.
No
I would go to HR.

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One of your​ co-workers is sick with the flu. What do you do?
Nothing
Get irritated because now I have more work to do
Send them a card
Take on their workload

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Which of these things annoys you most?
When people eat my lunch
When I get mass emails
When small favors aren't so small
When all my ideas get shut down

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How do you get over that 2 p.m. slump?
I take my break around that time.
I like to take my 2 p.m. naps.
Coffee
I don't know.

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Do you make personal calls at work?
Sometimes
All the time
Only on special occassions
No

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Which of these memos do you not want to see at your desk?
We need to talk.
No happy hour today
Two-hour-long​ team-building ceremony today
You're with the intern today.

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You made a big mistake on your assignment. Do you own up to it?
I'm not sure.
No
Yes
I would fix it first, then own up to it.

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Why would you get into trouble at work?
For being rude
For being late
I would never get into trouble.
For working too much

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Would you go for drinks with your co-workers after work?
Only if I was free
Yes
No
They would never invite me.

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What would you like to drink during happy hour?
Margarita
Beer
Rum and Coke
Cosmopolitan

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Who would you bring to the holiday office party?
No one
Another co-worker
My best friend
My significant other

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Your boss gives you the day off. What do you do with it?
Go for drinks with friends
Sleep
I'm not sure.
My chores

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What would you do in order to get a promotion?
Flatter my boss
Throw people under the bus
Submit a proposal​ as to why I am the best candidate
Work hard

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How would you describe your work style?
Traditional
Casual
Preppy
Chic

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Are you good at keeping secrets?
No
Sometimes
Yes
Umm, I try my best.

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Are you the type to entertain office gossip?
Sometimes
As long as it is not about me​, then yes
Secretly yes
No

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What would your co-workers say about you?
That I talk too much
That I am lazy
That they don't know who I am
That I think I'm the boss

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What would your office mug say?
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
The tears of my enemies
Enjoy the little things.
Like​ a boss

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