Are you the type of person that is more likely to give help to a colleague in need? Or are you more likely to take all you can get from everyone you work with?
Wharton professor Adam Grant explores in his book “Give and Take” whether being a giver or a taker makes you more successful in the business world.
Grant found that selfless givers may earn about 14% less than takers, but that ultimately they are in a better position to go farther in their careers and they last longer when they make it to the top.
Take the quiz below to find out whether you are a giver or a taker.
Check out this quiz key below to find out more about your tendencies:
• Productively helpful—generous and smart about it (1a, 2d, 3c, 4b, 5b, 6b)
• Selfless—at risk for burning out or letting others take advantage of you (1a, 2a, 3c, 4a, 5c, 6c)
• Transactional—at risk for being seen as selfish (1b, 2b/c, 3a/b, 4c, 5a/d, 6a)
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