Cooperative Character Trait
The cooperative character trait of an individual focuses on what it takes to work well with others. Teamwork and working together is the name of the game for the cooperative person. They understand the power and capabilities of the team and importance each team member plays in the success of the team. Whether the team is a large cross-functional team assigned a major company project, or the team is their immediate family of three trying to figure out assigned roles and responsibilities for each family member to get everything done that needs to get done next week; the cooperative person functions well in these scenarios.
The cooperative character trait can definitely help in one's personal learning and career, but the broader advantage of being a cooperative person is the ability to build strong relationships with a wide array of people due to their ability to work well with others. When people are able to collaborate on an issue and find a solution together, the common outcome of that successful teamwork helps to build a stronger bond; leading to deeper appreciation, respect and trust between the people involved in finding a solution.
Learning and Education
The cooperative person is great at working with others, and one of the best ways to learn is to work with others! Put yourself out there, get involved in the community, or find online groups or organizations where you can actively participate.
Work and Career
Employers want talented, skilled employees who are great at working together. Take advantage of any opportunities to collaborate with others that your employer may offer you. Many organizational leaders are born out of collaborative opportunities.
When people experience the same challenges and successfully find solutions to those challenges; the level of respect, appreciation and trust grows exponentially. Use your cooperative character trait in all your relationships to build those bonds.
“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” - Bill Clinton
“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” - Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability
"Nothing truly valuable can be achieved except by the unselfish cooperation of many individuals." - Albert Einstein
"People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a common purpose can make the impossible possible." - Tom Vilsack
"Humans are among the most communal and cooperative of all primates; our sole defense in a fang-filled world was our solidarity." - Christopher McDougall
"The most effective form of creation is an act of cooperation, not force." - Bryant McGill
"Cooperation is willing collaboration by free individuals in a collective effort that creates more value than it expends." - James Raymond Lucas
“Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” - Vince Lombardi
“The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson
The Action design's inspiration comes from action bubbles illustrated in comic books. The design's purpose is to inspire action; in the form of cooperative teamwork!
The Bold design is a real statement maker. Boldly shown across your chest, the design presents the power and importance of your cooperative character trait.
The Core design's inspiration is Iron Man's Arc Reactor, the source of power for the original suit. The design's purpose is to fuel your core power, and drive you to be cooperative.
The Reflection design came from looking in the mirror; a place for pep talks. The result was printing backwards, so your cooperative trait is clearly stated in the mirror.