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Are You a Team Player?
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

Performing in teams is a reality that just about all of us face, whether we work in large organizations or small, public or private, for-profit or not. In fact, unless you run your own small business, you can expect to be a member of several work teams. And working in teams means finding a way of dealing with all sorts of personalities and making the best of the situation to help the team perform at the highest level.

 

But, what kind of team player are you? Take our quiz and find out for yourself!

 

Looking for some tips on teamwork? Read this article: Mastering the Art of Teams and Team-Building: 10 Tips for Top-Quality Teamwork.

 

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Instructions: Score each statement on how closely it resembles your current situation, attitudes, and feelings.

 

  1. For most projects, I prefer to rely on my own skills and abilities rather than work with others.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  2. While I am focused on my personal career success, I do truly support my team members and want the team to succeed.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  3. For the most part, I believe that my team members do not work as hard as I do.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  4. I seek out ways to learn to get along better with people and to do a better job of collaborating, to be a better team member.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  5. I tend to come up with the best solutions to the problems my team faces, yet I usually receive very little of the credit.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  6. People generally enjoy working with me on a team.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  7. I understand that the value of teamwork is the emergence of new ideas and creative solutions as well as the sharing of the workload.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  8. The reality of the workplace requires me to work in teams -- even if I do not like it.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  9. I always end up carrying my team and it's disappointing that I do not receive more credit for doing so.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

  10. I am very flexible and can quickly adjust to new situations and changing demands of the team and team leader.
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Neither Agree nor Disagree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree

     

      

 

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

 


 

Questions about some of the terminology used in this quiz? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker's Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.

 

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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