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What types of personalities do you work with best?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Social Studies Teacher interview

Think about the work environment you thrive in. What do you need to be successful? People who motivate you and encourage you to be the best version of yourself always makes a difference in the workplace.

Give an example from your experience of people you either currently work with or have worked with in the past that help you stay motivated and keep going, even during stressful times.

Basic answer example
"Although I am excited about this new opportunity, I am sad to leave my current job because I work with such a tight group. My coworkers and I encourage and motivate each other, and we all have a strong work ethic and strive to keep the environment positive and upbeat."
Entry Level answer example
"I work best with people who are positive, driven, and committed to making every day their best day. I am a very positive person and work best with those who see the brighter side of things, most of the time. Would you say this is the type of work environment here?"
Experienced answer example
"I understand that your work environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the "buzz" of a motivated team around me. I can also be productive in quieter environments although that isn't my preference."

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What types of personalities do you work with best?
Those who are inflexible or unwilling to admit that they were/are wrong. Those who cannot change their attitudes or behaviors to fit the needs of their school, colleagues, or students are ineffective and a bad example of the educator role within society. A teacher, or really anyone within the profession of education, needs to be willing to make mistakes, learn from them, and move on to do something differently the next time until that something works.
People who are lazy or do not care. I hold myself to a high professional standard and would expect my peers to hold themselves accountable professionally.
People who do not want to do their job.
Pushy people who like to take control of everything. But for the most part I can work with and get along with others.
Those who dont wish to pay attention to alarming stages even.
In the past, I have found it difficult to work with others who see themselves as better than others, who can take criticism, and who refuse to work with others. I have found it challenging to work with them b/c I am a team oriented person who feels the importance of working together over the needs of the individual especially in a learning environment.
People who think they already know everything and are so set in their ways that they cannot abide it when other people bring their own ideological and methodological beliefs into the mix. People with genuinely negative attitudes. People who take things too personally.
Slow learners.They can't understand easily.

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