Do you like to work in groups or by yourself?

@ANIME123 (2472)
United States
February 3, 2010 11:19pm CST
I don't really like working in groups because someone always want's to do the work and I don't get to do anything when all I really want to do is to help out. I realized that when I work by myself I always get things done and I can work at my own pace. I guess this doesn't really make me a team player. Still it is stressful if you work in groups and you don't even though the people. So do you like to work in groups or would you rather work by yourself?
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19 responses
• China
4 Feb 10
Hi anime123, I would like working in groups rather than by myself.Becasue in groups everyone has their own advantage which is suitable for this groups.We can discuss all kinds of ideas and using knowledges belongs to all of us to solve the problems.Working in groups more efficiency.In the team ,I can learn a lot and made rapid grogress.
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@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Sometimes having groups is good, but it feels bad you know if you get left out and you don't get to do anything that's what happens to me when I get in groups and I don't really like that. I'm glad that you can work in groups well though.
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• China
4 Feb 10
I think you suited to work by yourself.May be you need a seprate space for considering or something.Everyone has their own style about working,two kinds,regardless good or bad.Suitable for you ,that is good.
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@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Yes I guess your right, still I want to be able to work with groups and feel confident in myself to contribute something to help the group out.
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• India
4 Feb 10
Hi anime, Team work is the best work ....... lol
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@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Team work is always good to learn new things and make friends it's just really complicated for me to do.
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• India
4 Feb 10
ya thats right but one bad thing in it is the credit will be given to all equally if you work more or less, you won't have individual recognisation in team work........ am I right?
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@Mady2791 (547)
• United States
4 Feb 10
All by myself! and only see the boss face when he/she sends me updated picture and sends me a wave file to hear his/her voice! lol hahahahaha
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@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
lol that's funny,but yes it sometimes does feel like freedom to work alone.
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@picjim (3003)
• India
4 Feb 10
I prefer working alone to groups.But if the group is good and there is understanding between one another its good to be in a group.Sometimes collective thinking leads to solutions we couldn't think on our own.But when alone we can take quick decisions.
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@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
When one does work alone they can always do things their way, but in a group everyone must share ideas and work as one.
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@kyel_11 (1069)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
it depends on how hard the "project" is. If I can do it alone, then I'll choose to work on my own. I know my capabilities so I can say if I can do it or not. It is alright for me to work all by myself so if anything happens, I know I made it and it was all my fault. On the other hand, if i am not so good about the project, then i'll choose to be in a group where I can learn the things I do not know plus I can earn friends :)
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@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
That's cool that you do not get nervous or shy when working in a group.
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@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Hi Anime123. I noticed that we have a lot in common. We are both introverted and sensitive. =) I don't like groups as well--I actually hate them. :-) I am at my best when I am all by myself--I am more energized that way, at least when it comes to tasks. I wanna be autonomous. I want things to be done my way. I don't really like rules. I hate it when someone dominates the group and I can't express my ideas. In short, group work drains my energy. It's perfectly natural for introverted people like us. :-)
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@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Very true I know what you mean I also don't like it when someone tries to dominate the group. I know right we can't speak out are ideas how we want it done. I always like working by myself because I get things done.
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• India
4 Feb 10
Hello, I've gone through several difficult phases in my life. I have even faced situations that left me completely numb and indecisive. I totally lost my sense of judgment. But then after that I tried a little contemplation about myself. The more I grew introspective the more independent and freedom loving I became. Now, that I've been totally mutated to a different personality, I feel it fascinating and interesting to walk alone. I am being totally independent, mentally and I think there is enough time for creativity if you just work alone. Of course nobody is entirely alone in this world and with certain help from others it would be impossible to survive. I am assuming this as an absolute truth and not taking it into account. Take care God bless you
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• Malaysia
4 Feb 10
Sometime I am both, but it depends on the work that needs to get done...If it a lot then working in group will be helpful. It can make the work done fast. Well it takes a good team player to make things done correctly.
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• China
5 Feb 10
Hi, avime For me I like working in group, work my myself I will feel lonely, and if I can't figure something out, I hope I have a member, who can help me, and we can discuss about the whole job, and more people have more ideas, maybe can done better, and easily, and when we finished this work, we can celebrate together, that's really exciting.
• United States
5 Feb 10
It depends on what I am doing. if I am making a craft project please let me do it alone. If I am doing something around the house. or in the cooking field help me out. I don't mind working alone for the most part.
• United States
4 Feb 10
I don't like group work for the most part because they're always trying to push more work off of themselves and onto the people around them and I hate that kind of behavior. However, group work can have advantages but I mostly hate having to meet up with people outside of work to try and get things accomplished. It's a waste of my time.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
4 Feb 10
i dont mind working in groups as long as each one is willing to pull his or her own weight. i do work better independantly but enjoy being part of a team as well.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
4 Feb 10
I much rather work independantly as opposed to working within a group. I like to use my own ideas and work at my own pace while that is difficult when there are others in the group. You need to agree and work out a plan and stuff. That doesn't work with me. But then I am not married either and would find it hard giving in to someone else. I would be frustrated when the work isn't done in the time I wanted and the way I wanted.
• China
4 Feb 10
I like working by myself.I think if you work together with other people,you need to consider many things.yo need to thought other pepoles opinion and maybe sometimes your opinion is different with others,and you should act on others opinion doing works.So I just want to work by myself.It is free and comfortable.
• China
4 Feb 10
That depends.I like to work with someone who is efficient. If you are have the same idea that would be easy to cooperate. Yea,sometimes it's difficult to compromise in group.
@tanchyka (213)
• Slovenia
4 Feb 10
I don't like to work in groups. At my high school they always forced us to do things in groups. There was always one person that didn't do ANY work, while others had to do everything and then even defend him in front of the teacher or he would be angry with us. And there's always someone who wants to be in charge of everything so every idea I contribute, doesn't get into the work we're doing. I like doing things by myself because at least I can be certain that everything was done properly and no one has stolen any of my work.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
If something needs to be done, I want to finish it right away. When I depend in a group of people to do it the tendency is that the results are not very good and mostly I dont like it. If I know I can still do something by myself, I dont usually ask the help of others but unless I wont be able to do it anymore then that's the time I ask for help. As you said, you can always get things done if you do it yourself and that is because you are focused on what you are suppose to do and not think about talking with the people in the group.
@karthi_88 (299)
• India
4 Feb 10
hi friend what you said is right,if we work in group we wont get any work and some times,some one in the group who dint do any work will be appreciated for the work we have done.my friend faced such a situation.so i wish to do work alone instead of doing in group. have a nice day
@anurag3786 (6271)
• India
4 Feb 10
I like to works in group.. because if you doing works in group. then your work have divided in your group.. and you don't have more pressure of works.. and if you feel any problem then there are many members of your group..who will support you and helped you.. so i like to worked in group.. keep mylotting..