Are you a leader or a follower?

United States
June 3, 2007 9:56pm CST
People are often grouped into one of these two roles. Which do you consider yourself? When with a group of friends, are you the one suggesting things to do, places to go, etc? Or do you just go along for the ride? Or when working on a group project, do you assign the work loads to your coworkers and take charge, or do you let someone else handle that responsibility? Do you start trends or follow them? So many rhetorical questions, I hope you get the point. Me, I'm not a very assertive person but I don't consider myself a follower; I'm more of a leader, or just an overall loner. Of my friends, I'm probably the one that's been to the most places, since I have a free, fearless spirit and am always exploring different parts of the city. I'm not very social, though, so I'm not the life of a party. Groupwork situations stress me out since I hate relying on other people, so I tend to assume the leader's position and assign work to the others, just to get the job organized and over with as soon as possible.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
26 Jul 07
I know it's pretty bad, but I'm not good at all at leading people. I'm much more of a follower. I can take orders pretty well, but I don't know how to give them if I need to. So, I don't consider myself as a leader at all. Cheers, my friend!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
i think i am both... i can follow orders and give orders as well. during work i may not be a leader but i can lead my group. and at home having four kids i am the leader and sometimes ask for their suggestions and follow if its a good idea.