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Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.

1 of 25 Teamwork Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on December 28th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

You will not always be fond of the people you are collaborating with; however, the interviewer needs to know that any inherent dislike will not affect your job performance. Keep your answer positive and focus on your ability to self-manage despite team members who may drag you down.

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"I prefer to work with those who are punctual, reliable, and can take accountability for their workload. With that said, I understand that I can only be responsible for my work ethic, so I do not allow any delinquent co-workers to affect my performance."

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"I can get along with a broad range of people, but I choose not to work too closely with those who possess a negative outlook. I like to see the bright side of things, even on the tough days."

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"I can work with most personalities; however, I dislike working with others who do not pull their weight and expect others to pick up their slack. It's not fair to the team, and it's frustrating. When this has happened in the past, I have addressed it with the team member."

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"As a seasoned manager, I understand that challenging personality types will almost always be present. What I do to combat this is, I get to know those challenging people a bit better, in hopes to understand their mentality or approach. This method of management allows me to find common ground with almost anyone."

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"I certainly prefer to work with like-minded people who are go-getters and understand the meaning of hard work. It can be frustrating to work with people who have no drive or are lazy in general, but I ignore them and go about my day."

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"Negative people, or those that are challenging to get through to, will be anywhere. You can put me in almost any work situation, and I will find a way to thrive! I am highly energetic which means that my positivity and enthusiasm often rubs off on even the dullest people."

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"I have been an educator for eight years which means that I have come across a vast range of personalities with it comes to students, parents, and faculty. I do not particularly enjoy working with people who are bullies or try to drag other people down, but that is par for the course in any work situation. I focus on delivering positivity and encouragement to counteract those who do not think the same way as I do."

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"I prefer to work with those who are punctual, reliable, and can take accountability for their workload. With that said, I understand that I can only be responsible for my work ethic, so I do not allow any delinquent co-workers to affect my performance."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 02/02/2016
Last modified on: 12/28/2018

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Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.
The team members that I dislike working with is the ones that never flow the dirctions for a porject and end up need o do daboule work .
Team members who dont care.
Those that feel you can't make it.
I use to dislike the philosopher but through, the experience I have learned it is important for everyone to be ready to move forward. I have also learned to value their need to process things.
I don't dislike anyone, but I prefer to have communication with everyone.
Complainers, it brings everyone down.
I don't dislike anybody I'll keep myself busy im nit working to myself I'm sure it will.
None I work with any body.
Bullies and people who aren't willing to see more than one side of things.
Possibly members that do not pull their weight when at work.
Non responsive or negative people that have nothing to contribute.
Slackers, under achievers, people who watch things happen and try to take credit where credit is not due.
Lazy ones, lol I like to work with pretty much everyone.
I have no concern about that.
Ones that refuse to listen to others suggestions, reguardless of how right or wrong they are.
Some one who thinks theres only one way to do something.
People who don't like to work as a team Rude team members and lazy team members.
I don't want a lazy member.
By commitment and create team building.
Team members with negative mindsets who do not want to work. Those that do not make the deadline.
I work with all team members. I try to ensure that every member is on board even if one is lagging behind, he/she needs the support of the team.
People that will not work as a team.
The one who claims to know everything and boastful.
I find team members with lack lust attitudes, negative approaches to work difficult at times but have also devised ways of encouraging positive communication and motivation by focusing on an individual's strengths.
I dislike team member that are not pro active.
I don't like working with rude team members. I think friendly team members create a positive environment for everyone.
Control freak and people who fail to listen to others.
We all are very much different with each other but working on same platform, its always better to utilize ones strength and focus on the team rather than self choices.
The person who not listened his boss or supervisor.
I dislike working with someone who just doesn't care or want to be there.
I am worried having to work with team members who are not cooperative, over-individualistic and do not take in the feedback of the other members. However, it may be that they have has past experiences that made them feel they are able to perform individually adequately. For that, it is also good to listen to their ideas.
Team members that are lazy and expect everyone to do their job for them.
I am quit friendly, flexible and always keep positive attitue. There is nothing like dislikeing of any bember as each member are professional and they understand there task which contribute to the team.
The one that does not want to be there.
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