30 Apr 2015
5 Types of people in every workplace
in Technical Blog by Kae Verens
5 Types of people in every workplaceWe have compiled a short list of people you are most definitely going to find in every workplace. This list has been compiled for entertainment purposes only. If you are offended in any way, I will take time out of my day to compile a piece of music on the world’s smallest violin. How many of these people do you work with?
1. The Know-All or “Armchair Expert” If you work in an office, it’s more than likely that you encounter more than one of these people on a daily basis. These are the people that know how to do something they\'ve never done before but can tell you it’s easy, it shouldn\'t take long and then ask “is it done yet?” How to spot this person: They ask you to do something they have been asked to do but can’t. 2. The Brown Nose or “The Echo” Nobody likes a “Brown Nose”. Even the victim(s) of ‘brown nosing’ does not like a brown noser. The main reason we don’t like these folk is because they say the most basic things and expect praise for it. Maybe the main reason is because it is an art-form in its own right. They have the ability to disagree with you in certain situations without offending you or make you question your friendship. Under the facade lies a crafty git. They may apply stealth tactics to get where they want to go, but at least they have a plan. How to spot this person: Take a look at their nose and assess the colour. 3. The Joker or “The Comedian” Everyone knows and has a joker in the office. If you ever need a pick up on a particularly hard day, go and see the joker. From witty one-liners to bizarre life lessons, you will ask yourself “What is going through that guy’s head?” I prefer not to know if I am being honest. The dark arts are a dangerous area I do not wish to venture in to. How to spot this person: They are usually the ones that are laughing at fart videos on their lunch. 4. The Blunt One or “The Conscience” If there is more than one person in your workplace that falls into this category, all I can say is this: aren’t they just the best? They are the only people that tell it as it is. If you are thinking about something that perhaps would be better left unsaid, you can bet “The Conscience” will say it. How to spot this person: You don’t need to be on the lookout, you will know from day one. 5. The Salesman or “Del Boy” The talkers of the workforce: they will find something to talk about if it kills them. They are the ones that bring in the big money to the company and ‘modestly’ talk about how great they are and how everyone else could learn from. You will not find a salesman in any company that isn’t driven. They are paid on commission mostly, so you can understand why they regale stories to everyone ‘listening’. How to spot this person: Just listen out for someone talking absolute drivel.
So there you have it, our list of people you will find in every workplace. Of course this is only a short list. There are so many more I could write about and maybe will at a later date. Get in touch and let us know how many you work with.