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The Am I a Soloist? Quiz
How do you know if you're a Soloist, or at least destined to become one? The easiest sniff test is how many times a day you mutter, shout, or even think to yourself, "I hate people!" But not all People Haters are necessarily Soloists.
This quiz will help determine the depth of your Soloist leanings. The higher your score, the more Soloist blood in your veins.
A. The portion of the day I prefer working by myself is . . .
B. My favorite part of the day is . . .
C. I'm most comfortable working in a team with . . .
D. An empty office makes me feel . . .
E. When I get to the office in the morning, I usually . . .
F. When I see an empty conference room, I think . . .
G. When I dream of the perfect office, I visualize . . .
H. The place I do my most creative work is . . .
I. I like a boss who . . .
J. I like a coworker who . . .
10–15 Forget it. You, my friend, are a teamworker, through and through.
16–25 Though more comfortable in a team setting, you occasionally like your alone time. Soloist larva.
26–35 Stretching your Soloist muscles. Yes, you like people a little too much.
36–45 Strong Soloist. You could be teaching others if you weren't spending so much time alone.
46–55 Cream of the Soloist crop. No one's getting in your way, and that's the way you like it.
The above is an excerpt from the book I Hate People!: Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job by Jonathan Littman & Marc Hershon. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy. This excerpt is used with the permission of Hachette Book Group, Marc Hershon and Jonathan Littman. All rights reserved.
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