Like the head cheerleader and the student council president, these two are both very people-oriented, but in very different ways. The steady, practical and ever-supportive Advocate is likely to see the energetic and emotionally-driven Socialite as reckless and unreliable. While these two will respect each other, we're apt to find them sitting at different lunch tables!
Like a celebutant fueled by a vat of Red Bull, you’re a vivacious ball of energy that loves attention and treats life like a party. As a confident, natural-born leader, you’re a master at rallying your troops. People love you because your energy, optimism and enthusiasm are contagious – in fact, we’re pretty sure you could make getting a flu shot feel like fun if you tried. Although you love attention, you’re also quite generous and care greatly about the well-being of others. You’ve been known to have a short attention span and if something starts to get mundane, it’s on to the next thing… and knowing you, it’s likely a reality show casting call.
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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 Socialite, you tend to get bored easily. Your need for excitement (even when it’s not always appropriate) can have a tendency to affect your work performance. Because you’re so focused on connecting with others and being creative, you may tend to waste time at work, therefore you’ll want to be a bit more mindful of how you spend your time.
As a dynamic, energetic individual, you prefer to accomplish your work quickly and appreciate a bit of variety within your tasks. For this reason, you’ll want to avoid any position that focuses heavily on routine and long, drawn-out tasks. You love to live in present moment and focus on the here and now. Despite this trait, you’re also quite insightful when it comes to the emotions of others. As a Socialite, you’re well-suited for a number of ideal jobs, including consultant, counselor, event planner, social worker or public relations.
The Socialite’s preference for feeling good definitely carries over into their communication style. The Socialite is a positive, energetic soul loves to feel good, and all communications with them should play into that. This means being cautious when giving constructive criticism and don’t patronize them, as they tend to be emotional and may take it badly. Sure, life (and work) isn’t always a party, but If you stay friendly and informal, keep things lighthearted and avoid pressuring them into do things your way, you’ll be A-OK.
DoBe friendly, informal, sociable – this is the type that would probably like it if you screamed ‘hi’ in their face!
Don'tForce them into a routine. The Socialite is likely to be easily distracted, so keep things fun and interesting if you want them to stay engaged with you.
The Socialite is a positive, energetic soul loves to feel good – and when something stops being fun, they’re apt to run for the hills. This means that if conflict is handled wrong, they may simply become disengaged – or worse, cut off communication with you all together! Thankfully, this is preventable – when approaching conflict with this type you’ll want to keep it from getting too negative. If you stay friendly and informal and keep things lighthearted and avoid pressuring them into do things your way, you’ll be A-OK.
DoAppeal to their sense of fun and energy – try to find common ground in leisure activities, music, movies etc.
Rah, rah! The Socialite and Caretaker are both natural born cheerleaders, with the Socialite being more exuberant and outgoing than the steady and supportive Caretaker. On the downside, the Caretaker might disapprove of what s/he perceives as the Socialite's lack of reliability.
Not unlike the high school prom queen and the art department "geek" trying to relate, the Dreamer and Socialite are likely to clash. Although these two are creative in their own rite, the Dreamer is more empathic and egalitarian, and the Socialite is more sociable. With a shared emotional sensitivity, this is not the greatest pairing!
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!
These two certainly make an odd couple! The steady, supportive Humanitarian and novelty-loving, independent and emotionally-driven Socialite are very different creatures. Then again, the Humanitarian might enjoy acting as an "anchor" and source of support for the Socialite!
The Idealist will use his or her rose colored glasses to find the best in The Socialite, but s/he will have a hard time relating to the Socialite's outgoing, "live in the moment" approach to life. On the flip side, the Socialite might find the Idealist a little too calm for his or her taste. These two will get the work done, but they'll have a hard time understanding each other in the process.
At face value, the somewhat introverted, highly intellectual Inventor seems very different from the sociable Socialite. In reality, these two are likely to respect each other's very different forms of creativity. These two are similar enough on core values to make a surprisingly effective team. It's what's inside that counts, man.
Despite the Mastermind's logic, practicality and cool-as-a-cucumber attitude and the Socialite's outgoing, emotional and exuberant approach to life, these two have more in common than most realize. Because of this, these two will understand respect each other despite their differences. Who knows - this pair might balance each other out perfectly!
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.
Like yin and yang, these two are quite different, but in a potentially complementary way. With similar key values, the Socialite's lively creativity and the Protector's steady intellect could potentially make a good team.
Where the Rock is devoted, practical and focused, the Socialite is independent, creative and energetic. With the Rock being, well, rock-like with his/her emotions and the Socialite being much more feeling, these two are bound to clash emotionally. If these two end up working closely together, the Rock may feel like s/he's trying to reign in a toddler on Pixie Stix, and the Socialite may end up feeling a bit bogged down.
When two Socialites come together, expect lots of fun with a potential for drama. As uber-energetic extroverts, these two are likely to enjoy each other's company and have great fun working together. On the flip side, both are emotional, theatrical types - in other words, times of stress or conflict are likely to lead to fireworks.
Comparing the Socialite with the Straight Shooter is like comparing apples and oranges. Aside from their shared love of independence, these two are polar opposites. The logical, stoic and dedicated Straight Shooter is likely to find the Socialite too flighty for comfort, and the Socialite will likely find the Straight Shooter's ways a bit too robotic.
The "cool as a cucumber" Strategist could potentially work well in combination with the Socialite's creativity and social skills. That being said, these two have different values and thinking styles, and with such vast emotional differences, they're apt to rub each other the wrong way from time to time.
The practical, stoic Technician is likely to be turned off by the Socialite's flighty independence - in fact, we're apt to find the Technician meticulously tying up the Socialite's loose ends, leaving both parties feeling frustrated. If the Socialite's emotions start running high around the stoic Technician, these two are likely to rub each other up the wrong way!
This independent and creative duo lives for new challenges and fresh experiences! Although the Visionary might be impatient with the Socialite's lack of intellectual interests, their shared traits will likely make them an extremely good, complementary team. We expect to find these two planning their first skydiving trip in no time!