With the myriad of project management resources available today to ensure organized and successful project completion, one could argue that the need for a personal touch is obsolete. However, as cloud computing and mobile apps have expanded our horizons for task completion, team work is now more important than ever to connect all the dots. Most importantly, the role of Project Manager – including his/her inherent abilities and personality traits – significantly affects the overall momentum of a project.

Maybe you fulfill the role of Project Manager (PM), or maybe you work with one on a regular basis. Do you notice a connection between the PM’s personality traits and the outcome of a project? Maybe your PM is a “Strategist” type that envisions every detail of a project and therefore actively ensures each team member is doing his/her part. Having a clear grasp of a PM’s personality type, specifically how he/she communicates and interacts with others, can be very helpful in getting tasks done in a timely and satisfactory way.

So we’ve put together an infographic of the 7 Project Manager Personality Types, detailing the essential characteristics of each. Whether you or your PM is the type of “Micro-Manager” or “Mentor”, keeping an eye out for these particular traits will ease interpersonal relationships like no online or mobile app can.

We’d love to hear your thoughts: Can you relate to any of these Personality Types? Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments!

Sarah
Sarah is a Product Marketer @ Zoho Campaigns.

  1. Spyros Fykas

    Great infographic, but the content value of the article is not so impressive. A very general article, that displays info and categorizes stuff. No real analysis present. Thanks for listening.

  2. Spyros Fykas

    Great infographic, but the content value of the article is not so impressive. A very general article, that displays info and categorizes stuff. No real analysis present. Thanks for listening.

  3. Dennis Strong

    This article highlights some important points. First, there is a human side of project management that is often overshadowed by the technical aspects. Second, there are personality types or behaviors that can have a predictable effect on outcomes. Finally, a caution, not all of these behaviors are personality driven but are driven by the dynamics of the situation, for example, the ability to handle pressure.
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  4. Karri Godec

    Where’s the “test” which tells me which way I lean? I also think that a Project Manager might be one type with one kind of Project/Team and another type with another Project/Team…depending on how/what/when those Teams deliver.

  5. Linky

    Thanks for sharing this infographic. I think it provides a refreshing perspective on how essential characteristics are combined in different personality types. Different PM types would fit better into different company cultures.