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Do you like being around people?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Of course, you do not want to answer that you don't like people. That type of answer would be a nightmare for any interviewer to hear! Perhaps you are more of an introvert who does not feel energized after hanging out with large amounts of people. That is okay, and you do not need to pretend to be someone you are not. Share the types of people or situations that you enjoy. It's essential to maintain a positive angle when addressing this question.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I like being around people who are positive and energetic. I find these types of individuals to be motivating and refreshing to be around."

Admin
Answer example

"I find the right kind of people to be very energizing. I enjoy being around people who work hard and make very few excuses. Those who are accountable for the work and behavior are those that I enjoy being around."

Manager
Answer example

"I would consider myself an extrovert, and I do love working closely with a team, and a variety of personalities. The more I can interact with my team in a day, the better. You will rarely find me hiding in my office. I like to be in the middle of the action, encouraging and leading my team."

Marketing
Answer example

"People with great personalities drive my creativity! A lot of marketing is psychology and understanding what makes people tick, and what causes them to take action. I am a social person in my personal life as well."

Retail
Answer example

"I do like being around people. Now, those that are negative or grouchy - of course not. Those types of people are draining. However, those with awesome attitudes are wonderful to collaborate with."

Sales
Answer example

"I am a people person, as are most sales professionals. I enjoy having a great conversation with someone and getting to know them. The art of conversation is how I build wonderful rapport levels with my clients as well."

Temporary Staffing Recruiter
Answer example

"I would consider myself an extrovert, and I do love working closely with a team, and a variety of personalities and candidates. The more I can interact with job seekers in a day, the better. You will rarely find me hiding in my office on the computer. I love to be on the phone and bringing new people in for interviews."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 08/17/2018
Last modified on: 01/17/2019
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