What’s A Professional Personality?

We all have personalities that are based on who we are as people, stemming from the unique experiences that we have had. However, we definitely modify the way that we act depending on the people we’re around. This happens around family, friends, professors, mentors, and other relationships we have formed. Because of this, it’s important to think about what our professional personality is and how we will behave around coworkers, other colleagues, supervisors, and more, no matter where we end up!

A professional personality is essentially YOU – but at work! The mannerisms you have at work will depend a lot on who you are outside of work, but it’s important to remember that employment is a place for professionalism. Chatting about your personal life may sometimes not be well received, especially if you are prone to oversharing or getting distracted. Some tips for creating a professional personality include:

  • Observe first!
    • Look at the culture at your place of employment and how people interact with each other. This will help you identify what is appropriate at your place of work.
  • Find your place!
    • See if you are going to be needed as a leader of a team, or whether you are more comfortable being more analytical. All kinds of professional personalities are needed and valued. They all work together to make a great team.
  • Try out a few different professional personalities!

To find out more about the many kinds of professional personalities that exist and that employees take on, read this article!

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator