Great Infographic: The Pentuple Personality Of A Product Manager

There are five main personalities of a product manager: the psychoanalyst, the nerd, the strategist, the passionate and the evangelist, with each being able to be explained with an accompanying quote.

Evangelist: “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” These individuals are natural and tireless for their products and teams.

Passionate: “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Passion is what separates the good product managers from the great product managers.

Strategist: “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Try to be different, try to be above average, do not base your decisions on what everyone else is doing, if you want to be above average, judge yourself by your own standards and not the world’s.

Nerd: “Be nice to nerds, chances are you’ll end up working for one.” These individuals are intelligent, studious, with advanced computer skills, and technologically innovative.

Psychoanalyst: “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” No one will buy a product or a service if they do not want it or believe they do not need it and being able to know and understand customer needs is central to every successful business.


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