Groups are made up of all kinds of people but there are a few types that can be found in nearly all groups:
- Complainers – people who rarely find anything good in other people’s views and decisions and are quick to complain.
- Know-it-alls – people who are always convinced their views are right and often persuade others to follow them, sometimes creating division within the group.
- Quiet members – people who rarely share their opinions and do not want to take any responsibility or make decisions.
- Positive members – people who carefully consider ideas before reaching their own view or opinion. They join in discussion and share in decision-making. These people are usually the committed centre of a group.
- Traditionalists – people who dislike change or taking risks with anything new.
- Bridge-builders – people who like others to feel at peace with each other and happy with decisions made. They take time to sort out disagreements.