Definitely neither! I'm more independent which should be an option, don't do the following or leading thing. Although if I really have to do one I usually lead or choose the leader when I don't feel like leading.
For me it really depends. If I'm at school and working on a project with people I don't know, or do not feel comfortable with, I tend to fade in the background. But generally, those are projects I couldn't give a damn about. When it's something I do care about I tend to take charge, simply because I don't have patience to wait for others to make desicions.
It depends on how you look at it. In my high school, we're being trained to be leaders.
So far, we've there are 4 types of leaders: the Authoritarian (person who always wants to be in charge and do everything by themselves) the one who's all about equality and respect (can't remember the name) <- the kind of leader we're told to be the one doesn't do anything (can't remember the name either) the Situational Leader (can switch between all 3 of the above depending on the situation)
Circumstances, it's all in circumstances. If there is a good leader around that it's profitable for me to follow, a man with a plan and a way to bring it to fruition is someone worth following, but if I see that those around be can't differentiate between their ass and their head than I try to take the command, I could go as far as to say I will try to take the command almost forcefully(not with actual force mind you).
I'd say I'm a follower. I'm too shy to be a leader, although when I'm with my friends I'm more of a leader. Also, when I'm in a group at school and we aren't going anywhere I sometimes step-up and try to get things moving. I guess I'm a leader but I'm hindered by my own shyness.
i would say both. Iīve met situations where i considered wiser to follow someone, and others where i realized i was able to lead. When you see someone who needs a guide, and you could be that guide, then you have to take the responsability as a leader. Same way if you meet someone who is able to guide people better than you, then you have to be humble to admit it and to follow.
I'm very introverted, but at the same time, I think that I have a good overview about things and can see what's need to be done and who's best for the job. So I would consider myself as both. I have no problem following someone's orders, as long as they're reasonable. But I wouldn't have a problem to lead as well, when I know that everyone's working together.
A little bit of column A, a little bit of column B. I'm quite passive and I'm very quiet but in my group, I'm the most hyperactive person. I'm the type of person who keeps their mouth shut for the sake argument. In History class, we were asked whether we agree with certain statements (the topic was Hitler and The Holocaust, just to give you an idea)One statement was, "Killing civilians can be justified". The teacher added, "So no one thinks the killing in Syria can be justified?". I was about to put my hand up but then I had second thoughts. I picked Leader though.
I used to how many traits of a leader figure, but as I grew, peole began to attack me mentaly for years, slowly crushing any sort of the me I had back i nthose days. Once I hit the senior years in Highschool, I feel that by putting my foot down and showing them just how the term " what comes around goes around" means, I started to find myself slowly once again. I did not bully them, all I did was show that I was not a person to be stepped upon. Remember kids, just because someone is fat is not a reason toss rocks and snowballs at them and call them Sasquatch and Big Hairy Beast for most of their lives!
Ahwell, those obstacles where what reforged me into the me of now.
Both? I mean I'm a bit more of a leader, since I tend to question the efficiency of certain things and tend to make decisions for a group when I'm in the mood, but if someone knows what they're doing and I don't, I have no problem following ;u;
As many have said, it depends. but I chose leader. It's funny because I initially never really want the role of leader, but I somehow end up taking it anyway. like in school groups for projects i always wait to see who will take a leadership role, but it seems like no one ever quite steps up the way I think is needed so I do it haha. So I think I'd rather be a follower a lot of times, but I choose to be a leader because no one else is and I can do it even though I doubt myself sometimes.