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Workplace Relationships Quiz:
What Kind of Co-Worker Are You?
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

Just as it takes all kinds of people to make a world, any given workplace is populated with a variety of different personalities -- all forced to work together toward a common goal. If you've been working for any length of time, you probably know some of the common types of co-workers, from the competitor to the gossip, but do you know what kind of co-worker you are? Take our quiz and find out!

 

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Directions: Respond to each statement as honestly as possible about what you believe to be true about you and how you currently behave in your workplace -- not how you would like to behave or how you would like to be perceived. The more honest you are, the more accurate the assessment.

 

Answer true or false to the following statements.

 

  1. I strive to cultivate cordial relationships with my co-workers.
    True
    False

     

  2. I simply have too much work and too little time to get everything done on time.
    True
    False

     

  3. My sole focus is on how I can get my next promotion.
    True
    False

     

  4. I like to wander around the office and peek at what's on co-worker's computer screens.
    True
    False

     

  5. I have sometimes inadvertently hurt a co-worker's feelings with one of my jokes or comments.
    True
    False

     

  6. If there is one thing I am good at, it's raising objections when no else is willing to do so.
    True
    False

     

  7. Most decisions at the office can be improved with my suggestions.
    True
    False

     

  8. I find it so enjoyable to spend time talking with my co-workers.
    True
    False

     

  9. I have a hard time meeting some of my project deadlines.
    True
    False

     

  10. I enjoy the feeling of knowing the intimate details of my co-workers' lives.
    True
    False

     

  11. I go out of my way to maintain friendly relations with my co-workers.
    True
    False

     

  12. I know I am generally better at my job than any of my co-workers.
    True
    False

     

  13. I am the go-to person on explaining things in my office.
    True
    False

     

  14. I need for the boss to know I am better than any of my co-workers.
    True
    False

     

  15. I have a hard time making realistic projections about my work deadlines.
    True
    False

     

  16. No one else seems to perceive the negative consequences of decisions as well as I do.
    True
    False

     

  17. My way of doing things is always the best way of doing things.
    True
    False

     

  18. Some of my best friends are my co-workers.
    True
    False

     

  19. Nobody is more important to the success of my department than me.
    True
    False

     

  20. Some of my co-workers complain that I talk in cliches.
    True
    False

     

  21. To me, winning is everything.
    True
    False

     

  22. I am often afraid to truly speak my mind at work.
    True
    False

     

  23. My ideal work environment is one in which everyone is friendly.
    True
    False

     

  24. Without me, my workplace would be the most boring place in the world.
    True
    False

     

  25. Even if not solicited, I feel it's important to interject my opinions and ideas.
    True
    False

     

  26. Pulling pranks on co-workers shows them how much you really like them.
    True
    False

     

  27. I'll do whatever it takes to get the accolades, obtain a promotion.
    True
    False

     

  28. I feel like the director of the soap opera that is my workplace.
    True
    False

     

  29. Some of my co-workers complain that I am too critical.
    True
    False

     

  30. My strategy for advancement is to simply mimic my boss.
    True
    False

     

  31. I am known for telling great stories.
    True
    False

     

  32. If something bad is going to happen at work, it most likely will happen to me.
    True
    False

     

  33. I not only want to win the approval of my boss, but also watch my co-workers fail.
    True
    False

     

  34. I like to play devil's advocate and challenge co-worker's choices.
    True
    False

     

  35. I sometimes need to keep repeating myself before things get done my way.
    True
    False

     

  36. I feel like most of my co-workers do not respect me.
    True
    False

     

  37. I enjoy socializing with my co-workers in and out of the office.
    True
    False

     

  38. Everyone comes to me when they want to know the real truth about people.
    True
    False

     

  39. I do some of my best work under deadline pressures.
    True
    False

     

  40. I am the person in my office that gets stuck with bad projects no one else wants.
    True
    False

     

  41. I love interjecting a little humor into an otherwise humorous environment.
    True
    False

     

  42. I want to be known as the best worker in my workplace.
    True
    False

     

  43. One of the best parts of my day is passing along some juicy gossip.
    True
    False

     

  44. Some co-workers and bosses just expect too much of me.
    True
    False

     

  45. I am vocal about the many things in my office that could be improved.
    True
    False

     

  46. I really enjoy using the jargon of my profession.
    True
    False

     

  47. Everyone looks to me to break the tension when things are tough.
    True
    False

     

  48. I don't like talking in meetings, so typically just agree with the majority.
    True
    False

     

  49. I think most of my co-workers' new ideas are worthless.
    True
    False

     

  50. I see no reason for changing the way we do things simply for the sake of change.
    True
    False

 

      

 

Follow this link to review our Taxonomy of Common Types of Co-Workers.

 

Don't forget to check out our entire collection of Tests and Quizzes for Job-Seekers.

 


 

QuintCareers.com Founder Dr. Randall Hansen Dr. Randall S. Hansen is founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of EmpoweringSites.com. He is also founder of MyCollegeSuccessStory.com and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Visit his personal Website or reach him by email at randall(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.

 


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