The Advocate yearns for support - and while they may get a heaping dose of motivation, s/he likely won't receive the warm and fuzzy support they need. The "full speed ahead" Go-Getter will have a hard time understanding (and accommodating) the Advocate's preference for a steadier and more practical approach to life. Friendly enough, but not compatible!
We have a sneaking suspicion that you wear your power suit to wash dishes and that even your pajamas have shoulder pads. You’re a whiz at effortlessly juggling a million projects at once – and with your energy and drive, you wouldn’t have it any other way. Even though you can do it all, You’re quite diplomatic and can work well with a team. You’re all about living fast, but you have no intention of dying young – you still haven’t launched your clothing line, perfume line, tech startup or music career. Hey Go-Getter, slow down – You’re making P. Diddy jealous.
- Kanye West
- P. Diddy
- Jennifer Lopez
- Mariah Carey
- Heidi Klum
Like every personality type, your archetype has some weaknesses, but being aware of these weaknesses and learning to overcome them can help you further your career – and even your personal life! For this reason, we’ve compiled career tips for your unique personality type. While these unique traits are what make you who you are (and we’d never suggest changing your unique personality type!) you should be aware of these traits to ensure that they aren’t holding you back in your career. You’re a natural risk-taker – but sometimes, the risks you take don’t always work towards your benefit. In the same token, as a fast decision maker, you can have difficulty in dealing with the matters that require a great deal of patience and tolerance. You’re someone who lives in the moment and dislikes planning ahead – a trait which makes you great at following your dreams, but may make you appear to be unreliable to employers and colleagues.
As a Go-Getter, you’re full of ideas – and you love nothing more than to make yourself stand out by generating new concepts and unexpected ideas that one else has thought of. As a “big idea” person, you’ll want to avoid any job or workplace environment that has restrictive and structured environment that doesn’t allow you to utilize your natural talents. Although you’re a true people-person, you’re not terribly interested in managing others – you’re too busy focusing on your own success! However, your people skills and innate ability to schmooze make you a natural for ideal jobs that utilize this trait, such as sales, marketing, public relations, career coach or any media-related position.
The Go-Getter has their eye on the prize at all times – this personality type is goal-oriented, energetic and ever-dynamic. For this reason, when communicating with the Go-Getter, you may need to reign them in and force them to focus. Be sure to keep them grounded on the specific topic you want to discuss, as they tend to be doing many things at once at any given time.
DoBe friendly, informal, sociable
Don'tDistract them too much!
The goal-oriented, energetic and ever-dynamic Go-Getter has their eye on the prize and isn’t apt to indulge in the he said / she said side of things. That being said, the Go-Getter isn’t particularly empathetic or emotionally-inclined, therefore if you find yourself in a conflict with this personality type, appeal to their goal-oriented side by backing up your point with proof that it would help productivity.
DoKeep it friendly and informal.
Don'tTry to pressure them to do things your way.
The Caretaker goes with the flow and lives a more laid-back life, whereas the Go-Getter attacks life with dizzying speed. Despite this difference, the Caretaker and Go-Getter will certainly have respect and liking for each other based on their shared values and love of motivational speaking seminars.
The Dreamer and Go-Getter will work well together! Throw these two in a room and the creative juices will flow faster than coffee from the office kitchen. In fact, we're betting the Dreamer will play producer on the Go-Getter's first rap single. These two understand each other well enough - like introverted and outgoing sides of the same coin.
Put two Go-Getters in a room together, and it's full speed ahead! These two are friendly, flexible, energetic extroverts, so there's good chance of a great partnership if they can slow down long enough to have a conversation! These two are apt to get double the work done while doubling their fun at the same time.
The Go-Getter is all about making it to the top - and this is likely to turn off the Humanitarian, who believes everyone should be treated equally. The Humanitarian is a little less outgoing and prefers a slower pace than the Go-Getter, who loves to approach life at full-speed. These two are likely to get along as well as Kanye West and Taylor Swift on stage at the VMAs.
The Go-Getter share more than just an empathic and egalitarian approach - these two love to look at the bigger picture. With this pair, the sky's the limit! The only hiccup in this relationship: the Go-Getter may find the Idealist's preference for a slower pace frustrating.
While the suave Go-Getter and creative Inventor aren't especially similar in personality, they're both equally zealous when it comes to taking on new projects. Because of this, they're likely to work amiably enough together - if the Go-Getter can sit still long enough!
The Go-Getter's diplomatic style will likely conflict with the Mastermind's disdain for coddling. Nonetheless, these two are both driven, hard workers and will probably work well as equal members of a team.
The Go-Getter and Maverick love to attack life at breakneck speed. While these two have a few differences in principles, their mutual love of variety is dizzying - in fact, they're likely to inspire each other by sharing crazy new ideas. Put these two together and watch them take over the world!
From the outside, these two might appear quite different due to the Go-Getter's outgoing personality and the Protector's introverted ways. The truth is, these two are both motivated to carve their own path and leave their mark on the world. Although the Go-Getter may be a bit less empathic and live life at a faster pace than the Protector, these two will appreciate each other's perspective on life and work together well.
While these two both share a strong work ethic, the Go-Getter's fast-paced approach and people-loving nature is likely to conflict with the Rock's solid practicality and natural introversion. The Go-Getter loves the limelight, whereas the Rock prefers quiet accomplishments - in other words, it might be quite easy for the Rock to be left in the shadows muttering "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"
If your workplace needs an injection of "go get 'em" energy, just throw these two into the mix. No, really. Although the Go-Getter is a little less creative and a little more socially responsible and goal-oriented than the feisty Socialite, these two have a similar fast-paced approach to life. If the Socialite can reign in his or her energy just a bit, these two might be able to take over the world!
Although these two are ridiculously goal-oriented, they're different in many ways - for example, the Go-Getter is particularly put off by the Straight Shooter's rather autocratic approach to leadership. In turn, the Straight Shooter will be unimpressed by what they consider flighty unpredictability. Rough waters ahead!
Dynamic versus methodic - where the Go-Getter attacks life at high velocity, the Strategist approaches life like a well thought-out game of chess. Less of a people-person than the Go-Getter, the Strategist is likely to be impatient with the Go-Getter's need to be socially responsible, though s/he may envy their ability for rapid-fire problem-solving.
From the outside, the introverted and practical Technician appears to be quite different from the outgoing, imaginative Go-Getter. However, these two actually fit together well in other ways, making them a fairly good team. When the Go-Getter decides to create a space rocket for recreational travel, we're betting the Technician will be the first one s/he hires to work on the project!
This driven duo share a disdain for sleep and a love of life in the fast lane (Ferrari optional). Similar in many ways, differences in leadership style are unlikely to prevent these two from making a trail blazingly good team.