The 7 Types of People You’ll Spot at Your Work Christmas Party

The 7 Types of People You’ll Spot at Your Work Christmas Party

Here’s a fun game: tally them up as you come across these personalities

By Amber Lowther | 17th August 2016

We’re well into the last half of the year and, like it or not, that means the Christmas craziness is just around the corner. Perhaps someone in your office is already humming Silent Night and hanging tinsel all over your computer. While you might think you’ve seen it all throughout a busy year, the stress of the festive season can bring out all kinds of new personalities - especially when it comes time for the work Christmas party. Here’s a heads up on the types of people you may encounter…

The Gift-Giver

This person loves Christmas oh-so-much that instead of just buying a gift for their secret Santa, they’ve decided to get EVERYONE something special! If only they didn’t get you the same fairy toilet roll holder as last year…

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Image: Giphy

The Seedy Santa

That weirdo from the office who thinks dressing up as Santa and hitting on all the girls is going to make him less of a seed. He’s trying to coax you to sit on his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. “Maybe if you buzzed off, that would be pretty good!”

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Image: Giphy

The Emotional Wreck

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You starts playing over the sound system and she’s crying while belting out the lyrics. It seems Christmas isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for this love-torn lady. Just put her in a cab and call it a night before she drunk dials her ex!

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Image: Giphy

The Grinch

This guy can’t stop trashing Christmas! He is a real life Grinch trying to steal your damn good spirit - ain’t nobody got time for that! He hates Christmas. He hates people. He won’t have a dance or even a cold one. Kick him out before he rubs off on you!

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Image: Giphy

The Mistletoe Lurker

Watch out or prepare to pucker up! If this person spots a potential single standing within a couple of metres of a mistletoe, they’ll swoop right in! Who would’ve thought a plant could cause so many feelings? Now they’ve ripped it down and are forcing people to kiss them! Run while you can! No one is safe.

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Image: Giphy

The Workaholic

You’re trying to loosen up after a busy af year and the space cadet next to you won’t stop talking about WORK! M8, it’s the end of the year, my work is done, I’m relaxin’, I’m having a good time. STOP with the work talk! Go back to the office and talk to the printer because I’ve had enough!

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Image: Giphy

The Party Animal

This guy is here to have a bloody good time! He’s getting shots for everyone, he’s grinding on the d-floor, he’s become mates with every person in the room and he’s keeping this party goin’. Having an average time? You know what to do: GET.ON.HIS.LEVEL!

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Image: Giphy

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Feature Image: Office Christmas Party (2006), Paramount Pictures

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Article by Amber Lowther

Amber is a former contributor at Style Magazines. She runs her own fashion and beauty blog and has an obsession with Batman. When she’s not stuffing her face with Italian food, she’s adding new shoes to her wardrobe and dreaming of NYC.

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