Maverick
Social type
Motivating
Work type
Creative
Key trait
Drive

Maverick

  • Your life is the type that makes others turn green with envy when they stalk you on Facebook. Ballroom dancing on Mondays, French cooking on Tuesdays, Skiing on Wednesdays and so on. You keep your life jam-packed with hobbies that allow you to learn new things and meet new people. You’re always looking for the next big challenge, which may mean you have a few unfinished projects lying around (like that time you took up home brewing three years ago). Some may think You’re scatterbrained, but you simply love life and live for variety. Carpe diem!

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  • 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. As a Maverick, you live for variety – unfortunately, this means that at times, it may be difficult for you to focus. You’re apt to have a few unfinished projects lying around at any given time, which is fine in your personal life, but may cause trouble for you in the workplace. When you dislike a task, it can be quite hard for you to focus and get the project completed – this is especially true with administrative and technical tasks. Because you love to be happy and carefree, you have a difficult time accepting criticism. Finally, as an independent soul, it’s sometimes difficult for you to adhere to rules and structure. Your need for freedom and independence can negatively impact your workplace performance.

  • As a Maverick, you do your best work in an easy going, laid-back and highly social atmosphere. For this reason, you’ll want to avoid very structured or serious environments, as you’ll likely feel trapped. Additionally, you’ll want to choose a position that will offer you a lot of variety – either through new projects, meeting new people or frequent travel. Your ideal jobs include careers such as sales, public relations and any type of position that features project-based work.

  • The outgoing, energetic Maverick enjoys variety – and being the center of attention. While they’re quite sociable and easy to get along with, you may find yourself working to reign them in. Whatever you do, don’t try to force the variety-loving Maverick to do things your way. When approaching conversation with the Maverick, be flexible and willing to discuss many topics and projects at once.

    DoExpect to hear a lot about their current personal interests and projects – be prepared to have to work to keep the focus on the topic at hand!

    Don’tBe too formal – this personality type responds best to an outgoing, friendly and sociable communication style!

  • The Maverick is large and in charge – they enjoy being the center of attention and making the decisions. Although they have quite the dynamic personality, they’re not particularly empathetic or soft-hearted. In order to keep the peace, don’t try to force the variety-loving Maverick to do things your way. If you find yourself butting heads with this personality type, keep things easy-going and casual – otherwise, your efforts may not be productive.

    DoAppeal to their sense of energy and curiosity – be friendly and look for common ground.

    Don’tTry to convince them to do something they don’t want to do.


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