What type of a colleague are you?


Some of us who work in an office or has ever worked in one know for sure that there are always going to be people around you that might be a bit hard to tackle. Obviously that HAS to be the case because all human beings are different. That’s just the way it is, and the sooner you realize it the easier it will be for you to understand and not go bald thinking about it.

If in one family, siblings can be so different how can we expect that a person sitting next to you in office will understand your problems and say “oh hey buddy yes I agree with everything you say” .. Sorry my friend, it doesn’t work like that :)

Below are the types of colleagues that you might have seen around you (Or  maybe you are one of them)

  • Mr Paranoid
    This colleague thinks everyone is watching him each step of the way. He wouldn’t do anything unless he is all alone, and even when he is he feels that everyone is after him for a reason or no reason at all
  • My Perfectionist
    This one can drive the other non perfectionists NUTS! He can be a great person, but when he is given some colleagues to work with who are not so pixel perfect types then problems will occur. He wants perfectionism and they won’t be able to provide it.
  • Mr Dependent
    This type will be dependent on YOU no matter if its something they should be doing all alone. Their projects and their work will involve you in all possible ways because they feel they aren’t good enough if they do it on their on.
  • Mr Drama King
    Brother to the Drama Queen, this type will make little matters into “9/11” emergency issues. You will hear them scream on tiny things being misplaced on their desk to a page missing from their report. They feed on tiny issues that you and I might have neglected to think about.
  • Mr Selfish
    This type is often found a lot. He wouldn’t care if you are ill or dying as long as he doesn’t miss his lunch break. He will try to take as much credit for anything possible, even for things that aren’t his ideas.

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Wakas Mir


  • i had got a Mr. Paranoid, o man you cant imagine how much i was pissed off? the worst time of my career i passed with him, he died some months ago,
    want to work with Mr. Perfectionists, never worked with dependents, used myself to be Drama King :D and faced (still many) Selfish ppl a lot.
    about me: i am none of these though i used to be a drama king in early stages of my career . so you missed at least one type of ppl ;)

    -Latest post from ڈفرs blog ..بِیتا وقت

  • I would like to add one more catagory but it’s limited only to Gulf countries.

    Mallu Group: All Keralait’s(Mallu=Malyalam Speaking People) they hardly mingle with non-Malyali’s and there is less possibilities of helping colleagues.

    -Latest post from masoods blog ..Visa-runners stranded in Kish

  • wow…. i didn’t know i was Dependent. i do involve ppeople in ma work not because i think i cant do it i get their help becuase i believe that the more one communicates the better person becomes in their everyday life… because learn from others

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From managing an award winning online radio station with thousands of hours on-air, being a product manager for various companies to launching my own brand called Tahoor with multiple successful products, I will be sharing with you my thoughts and ideas about life, positivity, productivity, self-esteem and happiness.

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