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This PowerPoint identifies 9 different work personalities. It gives a short definition and provides examples of the type of people who embody each personality type.

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  • 1. Work Personality

2. The Perfectionist
You want to get things exactly right. You're idealistic, critical and judgmental. You make decisions with the thought that there is only one correct way to do it. Upright, fastidious and high energy, you have a tendency to nit-pick and micro-manage, but you ultimately blame yourself more than others. You have a clear vision of the way things should be.
Good jobs for Perfectionists: Preacher, teacher, quality control manager, architect, dentist, tailor or lecturer
Famous Perfectionists: Hilary Clinton, Laura Schlesinger, Rudy Giuliani, Al Gore and Martha Stewart
3. The Helper
Sweet, sensitive, helpful and sometimes humble, your road to power and influence involves making yourself indispensable to others. Think Joan on 'Mad Men,' or a Jewish or Italian mother. You are relationship-oriented. Although you can be manipulative, you are also inspirational and bring out the best in others.
Good jobs for Helpers:Customer service, therapy, sales, public relations and health care
Famous Helpers: Mister Rogers, Joseph Biden, Isaac Mizrahi, Kelly Ripa, Katy Perry, Kendra Wilkinson and Sarah Palin
4. The Producer
Enthusiastic, efficient, high-performing and competitive, you are a can-do person who wants to be known for getting the job done. You can be seen as a charismatic leader, or as superficial and insensitive. You're a good team player and motivator, and you're very proud of your accomplishments. You know how the world works and you know what to do about it. America is a Producer" country, according to Goldberg.
Good Jobs for Producers: Executive, politician, coach, administrator, sales manager, self-help author and entrepreneur
Famous Producers: Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Mayes, Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey
5. The Connoisseur
You love the beautiful, the true, the obscure and the unusual. You're romantic, creative, a bit melancholy, and can sometimes be elitist. You often make decisions based on feeling. Some people see you as snooty, acerbic and critical, but you prefer to describe yourself as a patron of the arts and the finer things in life, elegant and tasteful.
Good jobs for Connoisseurs:Artist, critic, columnist, designer, fiction writer, actor, song writer/performer -- creative people of any kind
Famous Connoisseurs: Ralph Lauren, Robert Downey, Jr., Francis Ford Coppola, Anne Rice, Amy Winehouse and Angelina Jolie
6. The Sage
You like to be slightly removed from the rest, so you can watch the world from a safe distance while collecting facts, theories and information. You are independent and self-sufficient, and are sometimes considered distant. You can be brilliant, intense and committed.
Good Jobs for Sages:Scientist, researcher, analyst, entrepreneur, advisor or writer
Famous Sages: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Buddha, Barack Obama, Michell Pfeiffer, Tim Burton and Garrison Keillor
7. The Troubleshooter
You spend more time worrying about what could go wrong rather than dreaming about what is going right. At best you're uber-prepared, at worst you're paranoid. You're better on the defensive team than the offensive team. You're faithful, intuitive and committed, but you also tend to fret. Goldberg says Catholicism is a very Troubleshooter" faith. You're great at figuring out hidden motives and agendas.
Good jobs for Troubleshooters:Military, police, detective, spy, professor, strategic planner, risk analyst, news analyst
Famous Troubleshooters:John Stewart, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Larry David, Ellen Degeneres, Sarah Silverman, Glenn Beck and Keith Olberman
8. The Visionary
Engaging, energetic and upbeat, you can be optimistic to a fault. You're a great networker, and you see things in terms of the best possible outcome. Sometimes you get so caught up in how things could be that you're unaware of how things are, and people can view you as irresponsible and narcissistic because of that. You prefer to be called an idealist.
Good jobs for Visionaries:Consultant, inventor, futurist, humorist, theoretical scientist, author or any role that involves mental inspiration and encouragement
Famous Visionaries:John F. Kennedy, Richard Branson, Robin Williams, Cindy Lauper, Cameron Diaz, Bette Midler and Regis Philbin
9. The Top Dog
Power and control are your main goals, and you have the energy and cunning to achieve them. You never run from a fight or confrontation -- in fact, sometimes you seek them out. Nothing can keep you down for long, and you're capable of building an empire, but you are surprisingly protective and nurturing of the underdogs in your domain.
Good jobs for Top Dogs:Manager, real estate developer, director, commodities broker, prize fighter, political leader and athlete
Famous Top Dogs:Rupert Murdock, John McCain, Rachel Maddow, Mike Tyson, Mike Ditka, Rosie O'Donnell, Queen Latifah, Roseanne Barr and Courtney Love
10. The Mediator
Confrontation and discord are your worst enemies, so you have become adroit at placating and pacifying. You are calm and good at compromise, and generally serve as the peacemaker in heated situations. You're in touch with the feelings of the group. Some people see you as ambiguous and indecisive.
Good Jobs for Mediators: Diplomat, postal worker, manager, therapist, human resource expert and mediator
Famous Mediators:Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Julia Child, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Broderick, Ringo Starr, Placido Domingo and Adam Sandler
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