How Many Belbin Roles Can a Person Have?

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How Many Belbin Roles Can a Person Have?
Monica Virgili, Member
How Many Belbin Roles Can a Person Have? And can some roles have more than one person in one role in that one group?
I feel that you can have more than one determining the personality.

Multiple Belbin Roles in/by a Single Person is Possible
Jaap de Jonge, Editor
Belbin Roles are what the word says: roles a person performs in a team. They are not traits of a person, or at least they don't have to be. Remember it's all about ensuring that all necessary roles are actually present and being performed in a team.
On the other hand, although you don't need to be a plant-like (creative) person to assume the role of plant, obviously it may help to pick creative people for this role, because they are good at it.
And if a lot of creativity is required in the team, you might decide to have more than one person performing the plant role.
In small teams it's quite common that one person assumes two or three or even more roles in the team. Indeed, depending on the personality, for some people it may be easier than for others to assume different or several roles at the same time.

How Many Teamroles....
Christer B Jansson, Member
Hi I am Belbin in Sweden since 1991 and Malta 2010 as well and have worked with Meridith since then I will try to answer as properly as I can.
A Teamrole is defined as your way to behave, contribute, interrelate to others. He found nine different stereotypes and you have all of them and can use all of them. Through life, experiences, motivation, personality etc people have developed 2 or 3 team roles that are your strong suit and you perform very well in these roles.
All combinations exist, but some are more unusual than others.
Forced by your strong roles you will suffer role stress.
The strong roles you have may change order due to different teams you participate in. In one team you may be only using one role and in another all three you are capable of.
Yes you can double up with some roles and some roles not. The social roles like Team Worker, Coordinator and Resource Investigators will be no problem.

Can an Individual be a Belbin Plant and Implementer at the Same Time?
Akshat, Member
Hello, found this thread, interesting… Can an individual be a Belbin Plant and a Belbin Implementer at the same time? That is like Head & Hand at the same time, they seem to be completely opposite roles.


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