Each startup team is an ecosystem unto itself, a delicate balance of personality types that complement one another. Are you an alpha wolf or a worker bee? Take this quiz to find out where you fit.
Would you take this jump?
Time for a night out! What's your preference:
Describe your approach to vacation planning:
Group dinner! How do you respond when the group is picking a restaurant?
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...and it's time to pay the bill for the big group dinner. What's your approach?
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Two colleagues are having a disagreement. What role do you play?
How did you feel about group projects in high school?
You're stuck on a small but important task. What do you do?
How do you feel when someone assigns you a task?
You're a creative thinker who isn't afraid of taking risks. More than making a living, you got into the startup field to leave your mark on the world. Like the solitary jaguar, you have little patience for teamwork, preferring to either work alone or with one or two close contributors. In the life of a startup, you really shine in the early days of innovation.
You're an industrious, task-based worker bee. Rather than dealing with theoretical or abstract issues, you prefer to have a concrete problem to address, allowing you to invest the time and creativity necessary to reach a solution. You are at risk of perfectionism if you become a little too obsessed with the details. Good news: you're crucial to every stage of a startup because nothing gets done without hard work.
Like the leader of a wolf pack, you are the uniting force of your team. Your greatest strength lies in leveraging group dynamics--identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each team member. Although not entirely risk-adverse, you're on the cautious side when balancing short- and long-term concerns.
Don't underestimate the tortoise and his famous adage, because slow and steady really does win the race. You are a risk-adverse, long-term thinker. Your role is often reining in ideas to keep them closer to reality--especially important as a startup grows and bureaucracy becomes more crucial.