Graphic designer personalities: What type are you? - Part II

stack-of-workIt's more than just work
If all there was to work was work, this would make many of our lives easier. But in the real world we need to communicate and work with others.

And that means dealing with everyone's various foibles and quirks. Understanding what makes you and others tick can help you to be a better graphic designer and team member.
Meet Sam Sanguine
happy-sanguineIn part one of Graphic Designer Personalities: What Type Are You? we explored the first personality type of four: the phlegmatic. She's dependable, low-key, amicable, and a bit shy; a person who cares but resists change.

In part two of this series we meet Sam or Samantha Sanguine. You'll recognize these types of people immediately because they are always telling stories and talking. They are the optimist's optimist and are always positive.

In the workplace, they are usually more concerned about how they are liked rather than what is at hand; work and deadlines. Sanguines are extroverts and love to be the center of attention.

Sanguines are extremely talented in getting along with everyone and revel in meeting new people. They love attention, are fun loving, and feel lonely when people are not around them. They are ultimate social animals.

Since sanguines are generally well liked by everyone, they have the ability to motivate and encourage people to do tasks or projects. But because they are so socially motivated they often get lost in project details or forget them altogether.

big-hand-shakeThe sanguine graphic designer
Graphic designers who fall into this personality type will excel at customer relations. Their bubbly personality puts clients at ease.

They are natural born salespeople and can usually persuade clients to accept their design ideas.

But on the downside, since this personality type abhors details and deadlines they often find that they are behind in projects or fail to meet project specifications.
Sanguine traits: The good and the bad
joyTypical traits for the sanguine personality are:
* Extroverted, charismatic personality
* Expresses emotions easily
* Warm and friendly; loves people
* Loves to talk and tell stories
* Confident
* Persuasive
* Doesn't Worry. Carefree
* Apologizes easily and quickly
* Always needs to be the center of attention
* Can be undisciplined and unproductive
* Tends to exaggerate
* Not detail oriented
* Overly concerned about being liked
* Restless; cannot sit still
* Can be easily angered
Graphic design school and coworkers
A good graphic design school will not only provide you with the necessary education in graphic design and computer graphic techniques, it will also help you develop skills in working in a team setting.

In graphic design college you will meet many personality types. By understanding what personality categories they fall into, you'll have a heads up on how to work and get along with others.

general-patton-george-c-scottNext time...
For more information on how the theory of the Four Personality Types developed, see part one of Graphic Designer Personalities: What Type Are You?

When we meet again we'll take a look at the personality type of the choleric graphic designer. These individuals live and die by keeping schedules. You'll recognize them by their fierce yelling. Calm is not in their vocabularies!

So until then, keep on designing!

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