Belonging to the group according to the team role theory: Fire group

All types from this group are characterized by assertiveness in achieving their goals. Such people are charismatic, self-confident, and have a high work capacity. It's easy for individuals from the fire group to control other people, inspire others and manipulate them both for personal interests and for the good of the team.

It is these people who take responsibility for the overall result, strive to distribute tasks to team members, control the quality and timing of their implementation.

General characteristics

Warriors are the Director's main assistants in achieving ambitious goals. These are people who are easily inspired by teams' plans and are "ready and eager for battle" to implement them with great energy and enthusiasm.

Warriors are active, purposeful, they can work hard and motivate other employees by their example. Assertiveness is inherent to the people of this type; in extreme situations, they can even be stubborn and aggressive. Warriors are quite emotional and often, impatient.

A Warrior needs to organize and lead people, nudge other team members to work actively. Such people are subconsciously predisposed to leadership in a group, and they feel the need to "conquer new territories." Their thirst for success has to be satisfied - bonuses and rewards system is very important for this type of worker for the implementation of plans and tasks.

For the representatives of this type, the monotonous routine work is not easy; for maximum efficiency, a Warrior needs new goals which can be achieved in the near future.


  • Warriors can work under pressure from top management while keeping calmer than other team members.
  • They are ready to introduce unpopular innovations without fear to lose their reputation in the eyes of other employees.
  • They show initiative and make others work effectively.
  • They have a strong motivation to achieve the team's common goals.


  • They rarely assess risks, rarely question the fairness of orders, or criticize the assigned tasks.
  • They can interfere with processes that are already smoothly running and don't require any intervention.
  • They may lose motivation if they fail to achieve goals within the specified time frame.
  • They rarely take into account the feelings and desires of their subordinates.
  • They impose their opinion and vision on other team members. It is difficult for them to admit their mistakes.

Interaction with other types

Warriors are the link between top management leaders/owners and other team members, therefore they are obligated to find a common language with both the former and the latter.

To achieve the team's goals, the Warrior is forced to interact with the Analyst which can lead to conflicts due to diametrically opposed views on risk assessment. The Warrior's subordinates may face their excessive assertiveness and exactingness.

Functions within the team

With proper experience, Warriors become excellent managers and department heads. Such people can't imagine their life without active professional activity. A Warrior can be entrusted with entering new markets, be appointed a person responsible for the introduction of innovations in the enterprise, and rest assured, they will succeed at it 100%. Even if all their co-workers will hate them for it.

Note that it's not like the Warriors owe their success to being the smartest or most experienced. They are just very persistent and, unlike others, never get confused in stressful situations. Such people always remember the goal and stubbornly go towards it, often without taking losses into account.

Warriors are usually the favorites of the top management, therefore, this role is one of the most competitive in the team.

Recommendations for professional development

Warriors who learn to understand the needs of other team members, as well as improve their flexibility and tact, can become irreplaceable team leaders, and if that's what they desire, excellent bosses.