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The different roles a child can use within a group


Balance is undoubtedly a virtue within a team or group. To achieve it, it is best to get the harmony between the different personalities that can be given. Did you know that in a group or in a team up to 9 different personalities can occur? Which of them does your child usually adopt?

Discover the different roles a child can use within a group and check which one your child belongs to.

Did you ever stop to watch how does your child relate to a group of friends? Is he the one leading the group? Does it stay in the background? Do you prefer to observe or rather give your opinion on everything?

Find out what they are the 9 roles that usually occur within a group as children and look for the one that best matches the one your child adopts most of the time:

1. The leader. In all groups there is a leader. He is the child who tends to direct everyone else. The one who proposes ideas and sometimes imposes them on the rest. He is not always respected by the rest, and many times he is involved in numerous problems due to his excessive 'power of command'. Still, he always finds children who follow him and recognize his leadership. His role is essential: he knows how to organize and keeps the group together.

2. The enthusiast. He is the typical optimistic, positive child, who always tries to see the good side of things and is immediately excited by any new proposal. Best of all, he manages to spread his enthusiasm to the rest. If something goes wrong, he proposes to find a solution. It is essential to have an enthusiastic optimist in the group, who keeps the flame of illusion alive.

3. The peacemaker. He is usually the most rational child, and he also shows great empathy and a great sense of justice. He doesn't like fights and tends to bring all the members together. If your child is one of those children who talk to each other to try to clear up misunderstandings, don't hesitate, you have a peacemaker (very necessary in the group).

4. The winner. Let's face it: just as there is always a child who is worse at games and activities, there is always another who stands out in everything. He is the winner, the one who always manages to stand out. However, not everything is so 'pretty', since he has a difficult task: he must learn to win with humility if he does not want to arouse jealousy within the group.

5. The loyal one. He is the child most faithful to the group, and of course, to the leader. It will always be on your side when there is any dispute.

6. The empath. There are children with a knack for social relationships. They love talking to everyone and have no conspicuous preference for anyone. They always seem to understand each other. This is called having empathy. They are very valuable children within a group or team.

7. The observer. He usually speaks little, but observes a lot, and when a decision has to be made, he usually offers very valuable opinions. Observing gives you a great advantage when it comes to analyzing a problem and looking for a solution.

8. The perfectionist. If it is a team effort, you will not stop demanding that the rest repeat an exercise over and over again until you are satisfied. He likes things well done, and for him it is an offense not to dedicate effort to a job that also commits everyone. It is also usually the most orderly.

9. The personalist (or rebel). There are children who decide to be themselves. They are not dominated by any leader, they tend to be guided by their intuition and are often seen from the outside as 'the rebels'. They are personalistic children, who refuse to be like others. However, they are also very tolerant and respectful of differences. They go their way and invite others to do the same. They are necessary, despite their strong character, because they are the most creative and imaginative of the group.

Within business and economist theories, the best team is considered to include all of these personalities.

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