Q: When assigning people to work together on a project, should I be aware of any potential conflicts between types? Should I match or try to get certain combinations of types? Does group size matter to some types? Which ones are more productive alone?

A: There are always variables like secondary personality types, level of maturity and professionalism, but here my general answers on this subject. Most Blues prefer to work alone. Reds are okay with a group as long as they are in charge and everyone is doing what they are “supposed” to be doing. Yellows love teamwork, but make sure they have someone on the time to help them stay focused. Greens tend to like group projects too but be sure they have someone to help keep them motivated and they don’t procrastinate too much.

I also think that in general, Yellows, Blues and Greens will tend to gravitate toward people of their same type because they will tend to approach a task or situation the same way. Reds are more likely to butt heads with other Reds unless they really are on the same page as to how the project should be handled.

My advice is to keep groups fairly small and have one similar type for bonding, and an opposite type for balance.

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