Overhead speaker – Not an actual attendee or person, but an object which causes an echo in speakerphones and disrupts the meeting until it becomes silent again.
Tattle-tale – At the first of not getting his or her way, threatens to go tell a more powerful person to whom the tattler is connected.
Foot propper – The meeting is a lounge to this person: Â Feet are propped up on the table and behaves generally too relaxed to actually be engaged in the meeting.
Multitasker – Furiously typing on the keyboard, but obviously not to take notes on the meeting. Â Don’t bother asking this person questions unless you want to rehash the entire meeting.
Referee – “Sees the merits of both sides” of an intense debate. Â Tries to make everybody play nice, regardless of their agendas.
Idea killer – Always has a negative scenario for any proposal. Â Never has an idea himself.
Yes man – Would say no pants Friday at the office was a good idea, provided the right person proposed it.
Interrupter – Jumps in mid-details and often freaks out about half the story or asks questions whose answers were already on their way.
Belittler – Often pulls rank or “experience” to shut other people off.
Saboteur – Is either annoyed at the assignment or annoyed at not getting the project lead, but plays nice during the meeting, silently plotting the slow death of the project. Â Can also accomplish goals as an inciter.
Inciter – May jump communication chains to create the illusion of one person hiding information from another.