Belonging to the group according to the team role theory: Water group
Representatives of water types are very flexible, able to find a common language both with colleagues and management. At the same time, they, as a rule, are average workers - it's much more comfortable for them to "go with the flow» adjusting to the general rhythm of work than to fight for better results.
Such people rarely become "employees of the month", but at the same time, they're not among the laggards. At the same time, the main role in creating an overall positive team atmosphere is played precisely by representatives of the water group, so do not underestimate their influence on the overall mood and results of the team.
Peacemakers are people with a high degree of empathy, who keenly empathize with their co-workers, avoid conflict, and are very receptive to the general team atmosphere. They feel responsible for the relationships of people within the team, they listen to each team member, seek a compromise, and offer the best possible help. Such people are inclined to cooperate, they always see positive qualities in others and prevent a lot of interpersonal problems in the team.
Peacemakers are often faced with the “empath's dilemma” - at a certain point, other people's problems and emotions begin to prevail over their own. Then they start projecting the problems of their co-workers onto themselves, negatively assessing their professional qualities and feeling guilty for other people's failures.
Their behavior and performance largely depend on their mood, they spend a lot of their energy not on solving their professional tasks, but on helping their colleagues and finding compromise solutions.
In professional terms, such people improve rather slowly. They usually lack confidence and enthusiasm, rarely take initiative or make their own important decisions. Peacemakers comfortably go with the flow, avoid standing out from the team and prefer to adapt to any changes in the team's work.
Peacemakers experience increased anxiety and confusion when interacting with their complete opposites, the assertive Warriors. Therefore, they subconsciously seek to minimize such communications. Peacemakers are most productive when working with Analysts, Experts, Blacksmiths, and Farmers.
The Peacemaker is also a “favorite part of the audience” for the Soul of the team and the Expert, but such communication can be dangerous for the Peacemaker due to their excessive gullibility. Manipulative co-workers can take advantage of the Peacemaker's kindness and shift some of their tasks onto Peacemaker’s shoulders.
In addition to their main duties, the Peacemakers fulfill subtle, but very important functions in the team. They do not pretend to be a team leader, but at the same time, other employees' productivity and the general positive team climate largely depend on them. It is these people who can nip a conflict in the bud, prevent the dismissal of an important worker, and find the right words to help a colleague handle personal problems.
Having gained professional experience, Peacemakers can become competent leaders - they consult with the team on the most significant issues and try to take into account all team members' interests. However, this approach leads to rather slow progress towards the team goals.
Peacemakers need to learn to put up emotional barriers so that the problems of others do not affect their health and assessment of their professional qualities. An important stage in the Peacemaker's professional growth is the cultivation of a sense of significance, the ability to defend their opinion, show stubbornness and stop manipulation attempts. Peacemakers can do more if they stop paying too much attention to every criticism they receive.
By coping with anxious feelings and making sure to choose their right professional vocation, Peacemakers will be able to see an optimistic career outlook, set new goals, and improve their skills.