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What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

The Visualizer

  • Big-picture thinker and risk-taker.
  • You're great at juggling a large variety of work, and you work very quickly.
  • Too much structure drives you crazy because you want time and space to think and brainstorm.

Productivity Boost: To keep your energy and momentum high, break up the boring work with more interesting work.

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What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

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The Prioritizer

  • Analytical and competitive.
  • Long-winded explanations set you off.
  • You don't enjoy small talk.
  • Very focused on the outcome or goal.
Productivity boost: Play to your natural competitive streak by timing yourself as you run through routine tasks. Trying to beat your own time will spur you to stay focused.

The Planner

  • Hyper-organized, detail-driven.
  • You thrive on deadlines. 
  • You have every appointment and reminder possible in your calendar.
  • Your biggest pet peeve is when people are running perpetually late. 

Productivity Boost: Batch tasks. Grouping similar tasks together lets you get into a flow state and not waste any time switching between tasks.

The Arranger

  • A natural-born facilitator.
  • You’re highly intuitive and communicative. 
  • You do your best work with people and on teams, and you understand instinctually what needs to get done to wrap up a project. 

Productivity Boost: You need to intersperse solo work with group work. Spending the entire day holed up in an office will actually backfire.

The Visualizer

  • Big-picture thinker and risk-taker.
  • You're great at juggling a large variety of work, and you work very quickly.
  • Too much structure drives you crazy because you want time and space to think and brainstorm.

Productivity Boost: To keep your energy and momentum high, break up the boring work with more interesting work.

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