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What Kind of Networker Are You?

By Jonathan Farrington

The Socializer

  • Tries to make a friend of everyone they meet
  • Tends to know people’s names and faces but not what they do
  • Is not usually systematic or ordered about follow-up
  • May not listen too deeply and is quick to move on

Although the Socializer may have a wide circle of friends and contacts, he or she knows little of substance about personal skills and resources. As a result, Socializers do not often share their skills.

The Socializer is also a random networker, following little or no formal contact system.