The active spectator: I’m here to mark my presence. I’ll speak at the beginning of the call to say hi and at the end of it to say bye.
The inactive spectator: I’ll be here. I’ll listen to everything but make sure I won’t say a word because I believe you all can add better value than me.
The introvert spectator: I’m here. I see everything that’s happening. I see few wrong things being done or said. But, I’m an introvert. By the time I pull up all the energy to speak up, everyone has said goodbye and I’m the only one left on a call.
The ambiverts: I’ll mark my presence by speaking in between, I’ll drop in some comments in the chat; sometimes irrelevant. You will know I was in the call.
The Chandler: I’ll always try and find some joke in every situation and try to make everyone laugh. Sometimes it’s just me who laughs but doesn’t matter. I’ll continue doing what I’m doing.
The UI Nazi: Hey, you’ve picked a wrong shade from the 50 shades of grey. It’s #f3f3f3 and not #fef2f1. Also, why this doesn’t look like Notion?
The data Nazi: Do you’ve a data to backup your hypothesis? How do you plan to measure the success of your designs?
The question bank (state): I’ll go last.
The question bank (central): I’ll go first and not let anyone ask anything.
The overlap-er: No, what I am saying is more important. I’ll probably repeat what you were saying but it’s better that I say it.
The queue-breaker: Hey, I know you raised your hand first but I’ll go first.
The time-keeper: You probably don’t care but TIME CHECK PLEASE?
Time time-keeper supporter: … types “Time Check” in the chat
The one who won’t come to the point: Hey, so what I was actually trying to ask you is something that I spoke with the PM yesterday where he mentioned I should talk to you but I wasn’t sure who is the decision maker here. When you worked on this, did you talk to the PM that I spoke with about what I’m going to ask you right now…
The toggle-er: Unmutes.. Hey… no no you go ahead. I’ll go later. Mutes. Unmutes.. Mutes… Unmutes… mutes… Unmutes.. hey thanks! I actually forgot what I was going to ask
The thinker: Yeah I hear you. Let me think… [1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s… 20s… 30s] yeah I don’t have any concrete answer right now. Let me get back to you.
The garage person: Hey, can we park it for now?
The omnipresent one: hey, sorry previous meeting rolled over. Tell me.. what did I miss? [Listens for 2 mins]. Yeah cool cool. I need to drop off for another meeting. I’ll get back on this later. Remind me?
The offline person: Hey, can we take this offline?
The social media person: Oh hey, looks like Adobe came up with the generative AI stuff too. I gotta share it with everyone.
The one on the mute: … … … … … hey sorry I was on mute. Can you hear me now?
The internet-issue person: He… ryone.. let … shar… … creen…
The one with fillers: hey mmm… I mmm actually I have kind of thought about mmm.. thought about it yesterday.. I have I guess some ideas may be I’ll share you can give me your thoughts mmmm actually wait…
The appreciator: This is AMAZING!!!!! You’re killing it team… go go go…
The internet-issue person: [Randomly appears. and become the overlap-er] Hey sorry I’ve net issues. Not sure how much you heard but I’ll shar… myscreenagainletmekn… it…