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Type G Personality at Work – 18 Things to Know

Type G Personality at Work – 18 Things to Know

Updated on Nov 18, 2022 | Published on Nov 01, 2022

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

Type G Personality at Work – 18 Things to Know

Most people want to know about the performance and contribution of a type G personality at work… but they always expect only the best from them. This always puts them under extreme pressure. And pressure always plays around with your performance.

So, they can’t even imagine that a type G person can have some flaws in their workplace… After all, they’re the gifted ones!

Welp, take it with a grain of salt that you’ll learn both good and bad things about a type G in this think-piece. And no, you don’t need to further double-check because we have everything you need to know.

So, let’s head right in…

Type G Personality at Work

You’ve probably heard that type Gs take decisions based on their intuitions… and it’s always precise to the point that there’s hardly ever any mistake. But work isn’t just about being right or wrong.  Work needs teamwork, creativity, skill-learning, unwanted opinions, and so on.

So, understand how a type G acts in each situation here…

1. Their awareness of the external world helps them a lot

An employee with type G personality traits, due to their great intuition, processes information from their surroundings.

They can understand what their clients need and desire the best. They can also figure out which routes to avoid and which route will help them reach their goals faster.

They can act accordingly to the problem or client’s demands even before they express themselves well. This brings them a lot of fame and recognition in their professional life. They can become popular in their job because of their strong sensing or intuition.

2. The may make bad decisions due to excess faith

Since type G people have good intentions, they are pretty confident in their capabilities. However, they are also human beings and are equally prone to mistakes.

So, if a type G employee blindly believes in their intuitive knowledge and becomes overconfident in them, they might attract unnecessary misfortune in their job.

They might even follow their instincts alone and ignore logic. They might put their job security and their organization’s reputation at stake this way.

3. Their stable mind allows them to work calmly

Employees with type G personality types can assess their work environment, judge their project’s needs, and read their client’s requirements so well only because they have a calm and stable internal world.  

Their emotions are always under control, so they don’t let anything interfere with their duties and responsibilities. You can expect an absolutely wonderful grade of professionalism from them.

They don’t let anything at work impact their emotional or mental state as it allows them to perform well.

4. They might avoid any situation that disturbs their emotional stability

However, type G people aren’t invincible, so some situations might impact their emotional and/or mental state. Since their performance solely depends on their inner stability, they completely cut off people or situations that hamper that.

So, when a type G employee faces a situation that overwhelms them, they might avoid or ignore it… which is irresponsible.

They might ditch a client that gets on their nerves, give up on projects that disturb them emotionally, or they might avoid a coworker because they stress them mentally.

5. They’re fitted for creative and artistic departments

Type G people are also popular for their immense creativity and artsy nature. They can think out of the box and impress people time and again.

G-types are a good choice if they are employed in any professional field that needs endless art and creative energy because they always come up with something unique.

They can also create unique solutions to problems with their creative nature. They will get a great amount of recognition if they identify their creative energy and work on it.

6. If the department doesn’t need creativity, tough luck!

If a type G person doesn’t get employed in the right field of creativity or works in a field where creativity isn’t demanded, that will create further trouble. Their employers might want them to tone down their creativity because their ideas are too loud and out of the box.

Though this isn’t a failure, this rejection might shake their faith in their skills. Their ideas might not get passed on the first go and they might be forced to change their creative style. This might eventually damage their talent.

7. Coworkers misunderstand them for their introversion

Type G employees are also introverted. They can’t make friends with their coworkers easily even if they want to. They might not attend office parties because they can’t keep up with conversations.

Others might assume that it’s because they feel superior to others or don’t feel they have any worthy people to hang out with.

They might not share important info in team projects and others might feel they don’t trust others. They also don’t express their ideas openly, making others feel they don’t believe in them and want to take things into their own hands.

8. They think better when they isolate themselves

When Type G employees are busy with a project but can’t figure out the situation, they might go MIA abruptly. There are a couple of reasons behind this.

They shut themselves in to think about the situation away from any distractions. They are introverted so being alone tired them less fast and helps them understand their situation quickly.

They also dislike any sort of complications and they can sort out easier alternatives better when they isolate themselves. For this, they may have some trouble coping in team settings.

9. They won’t let anyone demoralize them

Type G people don’t pay any attention to people with opposing opinions. They learned a lot depending on their own wits and intuition. Once they set their eyes on something, they’re 100% sure about what they want.

They don’t have second thoughts even if their rivals do. Instead, they ignore their ill-wishers’ opinions and don’t let them kill their spirits.

They read their external world themselves and have immense faith in their deductions. They’re also aware that if they don’t shut out negativity, it’ll harm their mind and impact their intuition. So, even if their mean coworkers try to harm their confidence, they can’t.

10. They might come off as arrogant due to their lack of respect for opinions

With time, Type G people’s indifference to opinions might get a bit out of hand and put them in trouble instead of helping them.

For instance, they might believe in their instinct so much that they start ignoring the words of people that actually matter… like their supervisor or their clients.

Even if the rest of the team disagrees with the plan, they might not listen to them and want everyone to follow their ideas. They might seem too arrogant in their workplace and become an eyesore to their superiors.

11. They go to great extents to avoid complication

Complications are just not a G-type’s cup of tea. They know that their mind is already under great pressure, subconsciously processing details from their surroundings. So, they don’t want to burden themselves even more by congesting their mind with complicated situations.

So, they might even skip a complex project, try to bypass complicated methods with something easy, and skip meetings regarding anything complex. They might offend many people with their aversion towards complexities.

12. Their creative side helps them find simpler methods

Since they intensely dislike anything complex, this actually turns out to be a strength for them. Type G employees can’t even stand the stink of complicated things, so they’re often the first to find easy solutions to the situation.

Their out-of-the-box creativity becomes extremely useful in these situations. If a project faces a dead end and all the usual solutions fail, a type G will help with its ideas. Along with their different thinking style and their major aversion towards complexities, they can help out during crises.

13. They can learn new skills fast

G-types are also known for their curiosity. Once their mind is set on something, they dive deep into it. If you get to mentor a type G rookie, you’ll have the time of your life.

They’ll show interest in the training and seek you or online videos to learn more. You’ll also get great feedback from your superior because they’ll assume that you trained them well… even though it’s because of the G-type’s zeal to work hard and their curiosity to learn more and faster.

A G-type is your best choice if you want to teach a skill to someone within a short period of time and put them to work ASAP. This is because type Gs also relate their lessons with practicality.

14. They might waste time on their curiosity

Type Gs are extremely curious which helps them learn fast. But sometimes, their curiosity can go out of hand and get them in trouble.

For instance, a type G employee learned a new skill at their workplace but is not satisfied with how much they know. So, they research even more once they return home from work.

Though their superior said they don’t need further knowledge of the subject, they keep searching more. In this situation, they might learn something new and useful. But there’s also a chance that they’ll only waste their time learning something they can’t use currently or get confused further.

15. They might be too stubborn to follow the rules

Type G employees trust themselves due to their strong intuition and sensitivity to their surroundings. If a type G person always only got positive results from their intuition, they might become overconfident.

Such a G-type employee might act too stubbornly and violate workplace rules because of their intuition.

They might also not follow the usual processes just because they are complex. Instead, they might create their own simpler process. However, those aren’t verified and might put their organization at risk.

16. They are picky about their surroundings

G-types are also known for their love for minimalistic, simple, and tidy lifestyles. They don’t want many things on their work desk… and if they have an open office layout, they expect their deskmate to be tidy. This is because they feel distracted by unwanted clutter around them.

If you’re in charge of sorting a type G employee’s files, desk, or cabin, you must be extra careful to keep their space tidy. Organize their files in alphabetical order, date, or other order the employee likes, otherwise, they’ll feel uncomfortable and distracted by it.

If you’ll make a presentation for them, ensure you only add important points. Remember, less is more for them.

17. Their tasks won’t have unnecessary details

Since they believe in minimalism, a type G subordinate’s presentation and reports will always contain necessary pointers. They won’t gather excess info about the task as it makes it untidy.

So, if you prefer presentations with lots of information, mention it and don’t expect them to understand your needs on their own. If you have a type G assistant and want them to take notes for you, they’ll also jot down only the summarized and important pointers. So, if you need more details, don’t forget to mention them.

18. Their supervisors like them for their perfectionism

Type G employees are also popular for their perfectionism. They ensure that whichever task they undertake, they put their best efforts into it. These people are extremely ambitious, and they want to do everything perfectly.

They tune out negative or opposing opinions but are always excited for more praise. So, they always try harder to be perfect and push themselves more than ever. They depend on precision and a clear mind to complete every task perfectly and maintain their streak of perfectionism.

A word from ThePleasantPersonality

Type G employees are great in some areas and lacking in others… like every other employee. They are better than others in some areas… but not all.

For instance, they are good at maintaining stable mental health, but they might overlook their physical health when they’re deeply engrossed in something.

However, they face quite a lot of problems due to their introversion. So, even if they turn down your social invitations, try to reach out to them and know them on a personal level. This will help them grow a lot out of their inhibitions.

If your organization has different desires for creativity, convey your demands. Keep supporting them, and you’ll build a strong employee pretty soon!

Article Sources


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