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Quiz: What Kind of Colleague Are You?

By: Emma Jones - Updated: 29 Sep 2012 | comments*Discuss
Quiz: What Kind Of Colleague Are You?

You spend so many hours of your life with your colleagues that it is good to get on with them.

Look around your office and you will see all sorts of different people. What kind of colleague are you? Take our quiz to find out:

Do you regularly make tea for your colleagues?

a) Yes, I take my turn

b) No, there are more junior people to do that for me

c) It always seems to be my job

d) Only so I can have a gossip in the kitchen

e) I don’t really talk to my colleagues very much

If you had a deadline that you knew you couldn’t meet, would you ask a colleague for help?

a) Yes, we all tend to help each other out

b) I would already have given it all to someone else to finish

c) No, I would just stay as late as I needed to

d) I would, but we’d probably talk too much to finish it

e) I’m not closer enough to anyone to ask them that

If a colleague needed to leave early, would you cover for them?

a) I’d do my best, as long as it didn’t jeopardise my position

b) I would tell the truth. They deserve to get into trouble

c) I would take the blame for them

d) Ooh, who is it? What are they up to?

e) I don’t think anyone would ask me to cover for them

Are you good at teamwork?

a) I try to speak up but also listen to my colleagues

b) No-one ever knows what they’re doing. I just take charge

c) I don’t usually have much input

d) It’s a great chance to catch up with my friends

e) I prefer to work on my own

Do you socialise with your colleagues outside of work?

a) Yes, we go for lunch and sometime for a drink

b) Why would I want to hang out with those morons?

c) If they tell me I’m going, yes

d) I love to go out and chat about people at work

e) No, I just go straight home

Mostly As

You are a nice colleague to work with. You are friendly, keen to help people and willing to be sociable but will also stand up for yourself if you need to.

Mostly Bs

It’s no wonder you don’t socialise with your colleagues – why would they want to. You are a bully and need to learn that you don’t always know best.

Mostly Cs

Speak up! Believe in your abilities and don’t let other people walk all over you at work. The minute you start saying ‘no’ they will stop treating you so badly.

Mostly Ds

It’s fun to have a little gossip but you need to remain professional at work. Concentrate on being good at your job, not what everyone else is doing.

Mostly Es

It is good that you work well on your own but you are missing out on a lot by not interacting with your colleagues. Try to talk to one new person a week.

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