The security-loving Advocate may not quite understand the Maverick, who truly believes variety is the spice of life. Very different in their attitudes and approaches, these two might end up in a few debates - but they'll always be respectful thanks to the Maverick's open-mindedness. While this pair might be different, won't actually hurt each other if the Advocate can be patient with the Maverick's controlled chaos.
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.
Although the independent, novelty-seeking Maverick and the steady, empathic Caretaker appear (and are) quite different from each other, these two share a love of socializing. Despite having very different work styles, they're likely to respect each other's views unless a direct conflict arises. In that case, the Maverick will likely overpower the less assertive Caretaker.
While the Dreamer and Maverick are both creative and curious at heart, the Maverick is more self-motivated, whereas the Dreamer will likely sacrifice to ensure everyone is treated fairly. Because of this difference, these two are unlikely to get along socially, but they have the potential to become a dynamic duo on projects that require creative problem-solving.
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!
The energetic Maverick may find the Humanitarian's love of routine boring - and on the flip side, when faced with the mercurial Maverick, the staid Humanitarian will shake his or her head in disapproval. When put together, these two definitely make an odd couple. Then again, we might find the variety-loving Maverick joining the Humanitarian on some weekend volunteer projects...
While their shared creative and curious thinking style might make for great brainstorming sessions, you won't find the Idealist and Maverick meeting up for happy hour drinks any time soon. In fact, the Maverick's exuberant independence, love of risk and extreme extraversion may leave the introspective and laid-back Idealist feeling slightly shell-shocked.
Throw these two into a cubicle and the ideas will flow like H2O from the office water cooler. Sharing a creative approach and many intellectual interests, the Inventor and Maverick will have plenty to talk about. For pure idea generation, there is probably no better team - although you might need to throw a more practical mind into the mix in order to get those ideas executed.
Ready to take on the world, this driven duo share many values, differing only in their thinking styles. The creative, open-minded Maverick wants to try everything, whereas the single-minded Mastermind feels that 'everything' presents far too many distractions. Nonetheless, these two will get along just fine!
As highly energetic people with many interests, these two are likely to find common ground and will enjoy working well together – so much so, in fact, that we're apt to find them hanging out together after hours. On the downside, these two get bored easily and may bring out each other's mischievous side when work is boring and routine. These two may end up competing with each other for the role of office prankster!
While these two will bond over their independent "against the grain" approach to life, the Protector may feel that the outgoing Maverick should put his/her tremendous energy to more socially responsible use, and the Maverick may wish that the introverted Protector was a little more enthusiastic about creative problem-solving. Nonetheless, these two will work together without too many sparks flying.
While the Maverick has a multitude of hobbies and interests that are downright inspiring, this "a la carte" approach to life is likely to confuse the Rock, who loves the tried-and-true and familiar. On the flip side, the Rock's "buckle down" attitude may leave the Maverick feeling stifled.
Hold on to your seat, kids! The Maverick and Socialite are both novelty-loving sensation-seekers, always looking for the next opportunity. True, the nature of these sought-after opportunities is apt to be different. Nonetheless, this life-loving duo will understand each other perfectly and will likely become partners in crime.
This headstrong duo is apt to butt heads thanks to their shared assertive independence. The Maverick will likely find the Straight Shooter too conservative, whereas the Straight Shooter will likely perceive the Maverick as flighty and unreliable. An association between these two is likely to involve little mutual trust and potential fireworks. BOOM!
Sometimes opposites really do attract! Where the Strategist thrives on planning, the Maverick lives for variety - but despite their differences, these two should have no problem being good friends both at work and outside it thanks to their shared curiosity! These two will respect each other's differences and will work together in a complementary way without much conflict.
Although sharing an appetite for variety, the Technician is likely to be put off by the Maverick's super-sociable, creative nature. They might work together just fine, but we're not likely to find these two socializing... unless they're skydiving, that is.
Like twins separated at birth, only the most minor of differences separate the Visionary and the Maverick. Both are assertive, independent souls who love new ideas and experiences - the only difference being that the Maverick is slightly more interested in the human equation than the more cerebral Visionary. This duo will make a perfect, creative team, able to generate innovative, quirky solutions to complex problems.