What Does Your Favourite Method of Working Say About You

Do our working styles really reflect our personality?

What Does Your Favourite Method of Working Say About You

We all work in different ways. Just look around your office now and you’ll see an array of styles. Some listening to music, some preferring the quiet. Some sitting on normal chairs, others going for those balls that apparently help your posture. And when it comes to approaching our work, we deal with that in an array of fashions too. So what does your style of work say about you as a person? Let’s see.

The Procrastinator

You’ll do anything to avoid completing a task, even if it’s something you actually enjoy. You struggle to focus, and if you’re not already diagnosed with ADHD, you think you might have it. Of course, you’ve not made a doctor’s appointment to see if you 100% do, as that’s on your ‘to do’ list for next week. Instead of doing work, you prefer to stay in bed, clean your house or check your phone for that life changing email that still hasn’t arrived. If you’re stuck at your desk however, you’ll probably be browsing online by aimlessly scrolling through social media or doing a bit of online shopping. And if you do come across something that you like, then there’s a chance you can get it for less with Promo Codes For. They have discounts from a whole range of retailers from Hype to Music Magpie and even Argos, meaning when you’re not doing what you’re supposed to, you’re still saving money.

The Planner

You’re the methodical sort, so you never start a task without planning something in advance. So once you are ready, you know what you’re doing, what you’re creating will look like and how long that’s likely to take. You take this trait into real life too. At home you’d probably have a cleaning rota, even if you live alone. Sunday is vacuuming day. When organising things with friends you’re always the one to ask: ‘Where are we going? Who’s going to be there? What time is it? How long will it take?’ Because of this, you struggle sometimes to live in the moment and be spontaneous, hating unplanned events. If you’re the sort of person who wants to become a great planner but just doesn’t know where to start, then you’ll be relieved to hear that it can be a learnt skill. Take a look at how you can be more organised and productive.

The Diver

The opposite to the Planner, instead of methodically preparing and organising everything, you decide to dive head first into the work to see what sinks and what swims. You’re the sort of person to have that approach in life too. You’re a live and let live kind of person, care free and living in the moment. However, this lack of forward thinking can sometimes lead to problems, especially with things that can and probably should be planned in advance, like budgeting and paying bills on time. However, you look to get the job done from the outset, immersing yourself into the work, problem solving as you go. Sometimes though, a more methodical approach can be useful to combat bigger issues. But in life you’re enthusiastic and full of youthful energy; the sort of person that is willing to ‘try anything once’.

The Half-Hearter

You don’t care about your work, and it shows. You’re the sort of person that thinks that a job well done is the same thing as just getting the job done asap. In a past life you were probably a cowboy builder who couldn’t wait to finish so that you could go to the pub. And there are certain other aspects of your life that you enter into half-heartedly. You’re probably not the one putting the effort into your personal life either. You’re never the one doing the cooking or cleaning at home, you’re not going to get odd jobs done properly and you’re probably not the one putting the most effort into your relationship.

The Perfectionist

Your motto probably is ‘if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’. It’s good life advice, but sometimes that means you’re taking too long on something, getting it just right. Whilst this produces excellent results, you’ve probably missed every deadline you’ve needed to meet, just to make your work ‘perfect’. Whilst this approach can work wonders in the world of filmmaking, baking or painting, it’s not so useful in a time-pressured office environment. Haste is sometimes required and whilst you should try to aim for a high standard, perfection isn’t always possible - or necessary.

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