Workplace/Culture f Reuben Yonatan hNovember 13, 2017

12 Classic Office Holiday Party Guests

The holiday party season is upon us. So, what could go wrong?

This is that special time of year where you get to interact with your colleagues (somewhat) outside of a professional setting. While these parties are meant to be a reward and an opportunity to foster company culture, they can also turn awkward real quick - something you don't want since you still have to work on a team with these people.

We’ve outlined 12 of the most classic office party personalities and visualized them in the various situations they commonly create. Check out the infographic below to see these office partiers at their finest!

Holiday Party Infographic

What a festive bunch!

If you’ve worked in the office setting long enough, you have undoubtedly come across one of these characters during the company holiday party. While it’s funny to visualize these party archetypes in a graphic, encountering them in real life can be very uncomfortable  - especially if they're your boss.

Even worse, if you’re not cognizant of your behavior during your company’s annual party, you could become one of them!

To help you avoid embarrassing yourself and having your colleagues hate you, here is a quick list of do’s and don’ts to ensure you display proper holiday party etiquette.


These are the things you should do to successfully navigate the awkwardness of the office holiday party:


Avoid these common holiday party pitfalls.

Follow these simple guidelines and you can enjoy your holiday party responsibly and not be the subject of office gossip on Monday!

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