What Kind of Business owner Are You? Our First Quiz!
While having a beer at the Elgin Beer Project a few weeks ago with an old friend and employee, the topic turned to business owners and personality. She had since gone on to open a business after she finished working with me, and we were both discussing our personalities as entrepreneurs, and how they almost took on their own life. A sweet kind personality does not a sweet entrepreneur make. When running a business you will encounter sides of your personality you never even knew existed.
The self- employed are typically lumped together as one big homogeneous, overworked, stressed out bunch. We’re so much more diverse than that. I think it’s important to know what kind of entrepreneur you are, as all have great sides and bad sides. The more understanding we have of these natures- the good, bad, and the ugly- the better we can use them to our advantage and grow as business people.
This quiz is not hand holding- it is an insight into how you handle things in the real world and what the positive and negative of these personality types are.
Now, without further ado- click the link here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHTRH38 to take your test. You’ll receive a score out of 70. Remember your number and pop back here and scroll down to read what kind of entrepreneur you are!
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The Ego Driven: This was the kind of entrepreneur I was. It was world domination or nothing, and no attention paid to the details or obstacles in my way.
Good qualities: aggressive, courageous, ambitious, forward looking, inspirational, passionate.
Negative Qualities: not detail oriented, forgetful, temperamental, not living in the present, poor with criticism and feedback.
The Comfort: Will do anything to please clients and staff, including neglecting themselves. An absolute people pleaser.
Good qualities: accommodating, loving, adored by community, empathetic, inspires loyalty from clients, open to change, loving.
Negative qualities: Easily pushed over, cannot take a stand- confusing and frustrating to clients and staff, little attention paid to the financial cost of problem solving, long term neglect of themselves could lead to self esteem issues
The Hippie: You want to make the whole world a better place- socially, environmentally and spiritually. It’s one of the major reasons you started your business.
Good qualities: considered a pillar of the community, well respected, modern, inspiring others, ethical.
Poor Qualities: Self righteous, not always watching the financial cost of being perfectly ethical, not aggressive enough when it come to your own business.
The Mean Girl: You are Regina George of your business community- being that you inspire those around you to the point you have cult -like devotion among your clients, staff and peers. You also scare people.
Good Qualities: Inspiring, friendly, brand loyalty, steady business, public speaking and PR.
Poor Qualities: not progressive due to lack of feedback from rabidly devoted followers, intimidating, dependant on social media and social validation, self involved, vain
Trend obsessed : If it’s hot, you’re on it! You research all of the business trends vigorously, determined to be the first or second in your city to show it off- and make a profit.
Good Qualities: modern, innovative, mutable, creative, research orientated.
Negative qualities: brand comes off as disposable- cheap, impulsive, erratic, easily distracted, not genuine
Grandpapreneur: You like what you like- when you like it. Your customers know exactly what to expect when they walk through your door, and any diversion from your daily routine throws you for a loop.
Good Qualities: Fiscally responsible, consistent, routine and detail oriented, simplistic, rational.
Negative Qualities: stubborn, immutable, fixed, stale, repetitive, lack of evolution.
The Keener: You’ve planned it down to the last penny and bylaw. You’re an overachiever and proud of it- no way is your business going to flop.
Good Qualities: organized, intelligent, takes initiative, reasonable, fiscally meticulous, detail obsessed.
Negative Qualities: self doubting, anxious, immutable, detail obsessed, ridgid.