Three Types of People

According to Adam Grant there are three types of people in the world: Givers, Takers, and Matchers. It’s important to identity which one you most resonate with and what you want to do about it. It’s interesting because most people will automatically go to the giver category. They’ll remember all their best intentions and those moments when they had a kind thought towards someone else but how easily they forget or discount the many other times they withheld, changed their minds, or just didn’t follow through with that great idea. I’m not here to knock you off your high horse by any means. I want to show you that most people in realty are in fact, Matchers and why that’s a problem, and offer you some awareness over what you want to do with this new knowledge. First, let’s just talk for a minute about these three types so we’re all on the same page. The GIVER, just like what it sounds like, they give. They’re helpful, considerate, a team player, gives the other person the benefit of the doubt, would go way out of their way to help someone out when needed. The TAKER, concerned with self. Will take the accomplishments and work of others as their own, they’re always on the look out for numero uno. What can I do for me? How will this help me? I’ll only help you if there is something in this for me. They’ll smile at you and ask for something but deep down you just know there’s going to be a catch, something that’s going to benefit them somehow. TAKERS, according to Adam “Tend to rise quickly but also fall quickly.” Now, the MATCHER. This one isn’t thought of very often but it’s actually this category that most people fall under. … Continue reading Three Types of People