Is your work style a Tigger or an Eeyore?


This week, I rented "The Tigger Movie" because I refuse to grow up and that's just how I roll. Yep, I'm cuttin' edge, baby! Imagine my surprise when I saw similarities between the Winnie-the-Pooh gang and many people who I've worked with over the years! How Tiggerific!

Just because you're all grown up, doesn't mean there's not a little Piglet or Rabbit in you. Recognize yourself or anyone you know in these Hundred Acre Wood characters?

Winnie-the-Pooh: 
Winnies are easy going and everybody's pal. They don't get wrapped up in office politics or gossip. They frequently have a one track mind. It's hard for a Winnie-the-Pooh to multitask. 

Piglet: 
Piglets frequently make a good second in command. They always have their leader's back and are loyal beyond reproach. Piglets are meek, but can be counted on to suggest a better way to do something if you're in danger of going down the wrong road.

Rabbit:
Rabbits prefer working independently. They only work in groups if forced to do so. Rabbits are excellent planners and easily annoyed by those they perceive as slackers.

Kanga:
Kangas believe you learn by making your own mistakes. They will keep a watchful eye on you, but never crowd you. Kangas can be counted on to dispense encouraging words when you need them most.

Eeyore:
Eeyores never rock the boat or challenge the status quo. For better or worse, Eeyores plow through the work day doing what's asked of them. Eeyores are not independent thinkers and never seek out the spotlight.

Owl:
Owls think they know everything. They'll talk at you for 15 minutes and never realize you're not paying attention. Owls are impressed with themselves and their accomplishments.

Tigger:
Tiggers are enthusiastic and their exuberance energizes people. Although Tiggers have great people skills, they frequently jump into projects without thinking things through. Chaos frequently ensues when a Tigger is in charge.

Roo:
Roos are eager to learn. They do best when they have a mentor to emulate and admire. Roos are good natured, like to make friends, and need encouragement. 

Who said there's nothing to be learned from cartoons! See anyone you know or recognize yourself? Last one to comment has to sit in the corner with Christopher Robin!

33 comments:

  1. What a fun post, Amber. I have to admit, at first I thought I was a Piglet, but really, I'm a Tigger. WOO HOO!!!!

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  2. Love it! You're fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! The wonderful thing about Angela is...she's the only one! ;-)

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  3. Always love your innovative posts Amber! That's what a great mind does :-)

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  4. Cheri AllbrittonJuly 7, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    I'm an Owl....only kidding. I'm a Kanga. Actually though I see some parts of my personality in a few of the characters. Kinds of depends upon my circumstances. Maybe I have multiple personality tendancies.....oh my! lol This was some fun in the middle of the work day. Thanks Amber.

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  5. Love this post and accompanying image. I can see elements of many in my personality, but I guess the dominate trait belongs to  Tigger. Yes, chaos usually follows my exuberance, but I do manage to calm the chaos quite quickly ;-)

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  6. Thanks so much, Donna! No reason a blog post can't be born out of a little recreation, right? Thanks for the "colorful" comment ;-)

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  7. Hi Cheri! Thanks for your comment ;-)

    Yeah, sometimes the multiple personality thing does kick in, huh? Does the Hundred Acre Wood have a therapist????

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  8. Sweet! A criminal psychologist has just chimed in, folks!

    Vanessa, thanks for the comment. I bet you'd be the most beautifully accessorized Tigger the Hundred Acre Wood has ever known ;-)

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  9. Oh, bother! I believe I am a Winnie-the-Pooh. And now, it must be time for something sweet!

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  10. It's ALWAYS time for something sweet! And, lucky for you I have a honey pot with YOUR name on it ;-)

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  11. I think I'm a rabbit!  Loved this.  Would be fun to do some comparisons with these characters and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or True Colors! 

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  12. Ha ha! Rabbit's house is always the most well-stocked for winter. Dinner at Jeanie's house! Yay! ;-)

    You're right about the Myers Brigg! That would be fun. Although, I doubt Tigger or Pooh would finish the test if they had to take it. :-)

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  13. People tell me I am more of a Rabbit, which seems to be close to Capricorn characteristics.  I seem to get more satisfaction working for myself or the only one in a small company that performs that particular role.  Office politics drives me nuts and I have to be conscious of not getting involved as I am a "listener".  I would like to be a Winnie-the-Pooh as I love honey, at breakfast time my partner asks if I have any porridge in that honey!!

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  14. Ha! Love it! Thanks for sharing your Hundred Acre Wood persona!

    I've gotten a few tweets from people who say they're a combo of a few characters. So, I think it's certainly alright to be a Rabbit with an affinity for honey!

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  15. You are tooo sweet Amber :-)
    Yes, maybe the best accessorized Tigger, but always late for the party ;-)

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  16. Always late, but worth the wait ;-)

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  17. So, apparently I'm a Kanga...who knew...I love love love this post...First it's awesome that you freely share your cutting edge-ness  that includes your love of "The Tigger Movie"...who could ever argue the coolness of THAT!.  Second, the breakdown of the character's personality traits was not only fun, it was spot on.  I'm new here, but anyone that can correlate the character traits of the Winnie the Pooh cast to the humans we encounter daily deserves my attention...I will be back ;-)

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  18. Thank you so much! Yeah, I'm nothing if not hip. :-) Nice to see a Kanga on the blog!

    I appreciate you connecting here and on Twitter and Facebook. I look forward to hearing from you again! Oh, what's your name? It's not listed on any of your profiles?

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  19. ;-) I'm Claudia Anderson...I didn't mean to be so anonymous...as a Kanga, I guess I better let those I intend on supporting in the future know my name ;-)

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  20. Can I be Winnie w/ Tigger's enthusiasm? I would have picked Tigger because I will jump in, but I would like to think that it is not chaos that ensues......:)

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  21. A little chaos keeps you on your toes! ;-)

    Sure, you're welcome to be a hybrid. Does that make you a Winger?

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  22. A winger dinger and throw in drama instead to chaos.......;)

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  23. Hey there Amber! The Tao of Pooh is one of my favorite books...no wonder I love this post! I'm embarrassed to say that I'm a Rabbit and a Tigger all wrapped into one.  I'm super bossy and while I can play well with others, do enjoy flying solo.  At the same time, I can get so darn excited about something I will just bounce right into the "new" before my Rabbit side can take over. :) 

    Funny, I have always said I'm married to an Eyeore! Wonder what that says about me?

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  24. Wow! A rare Rabbit/Tigger combo. I didn't know such a thing existed. You'd think they'd both cancel each other out and you'd go up in a poof of smoke!

    Glad your Eeyore hubby has your Tigger side to balance you guys out as a couple ;-)

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  25. Love this, Amber! I loved cartoons and I have a special affection for Winnie the Pooh and Tigger,too. Oh,so loveable,caring and wise, these toons were and are the best for kids, and now I realize through your post, how they relate to adults. I'm a Kanga-let, 'nuff said!

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  26. Amber, I see a Tiger in me. I sometimes go into a project before thinking it through. Yes, I seem to have some great people skill. I have identified some of my strengths and weaknesses. I'm taking one step at a time to pick up habits that will make me more productive. A little Roo and Rabbit in me now :-)

    Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Hi Dee. Oh, aren't the Winnie the Pooh characters the best? I never get too old for their escapades ;-)

    I haven't seen a Kanga-let hybrid here, yet. Sounds like a good combo, though! Go Kanga-let!

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  28. Sounds good, Jesse! You're a Hundred Acre Wood character under development! A Tigeroobit! Go get 'em!

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  29. I love Winnie-the-Poo, I still have the one I got when I was a year and a half old! 
    I also occasionally sing the "Tigger" song when the mood strikes. :)

    Not sure if I can pick one character that fits who I am, I see a bit of myself in each one. It all depends on the situation and which other "character" I'm interacting with. 

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  30. Ha ha. I can see that. If you're with a Tigger, it may bring out your inner Rabbit, eh? ;-)

    Yeah, you can't be in a bad mood when you're singing the Tigger song, can you? Good stuff. Good stuff, indeed!

    Thanks for chiming in, Katie! It's been awhile...

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  31. Ha! I always loved watching Tigger and Rabbit interact and no it is impossible to be in a bad mood when singing the Tigger song. :)

    Will do my best to visit more frequently, my internet connection at home was down for about two and a half weeks. I've been back up for a few days and am catching up.

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  32. Two weeks??? Good to know someone can survive that long without internet. I didn't think it was possible! ;-)

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