Qualities of a Project Manager

Here at Cloverleaf, we have the unique opportunity to gain insights on the people, personality and skill set behind any given role. For each new Cloverleaf customer, we gain data points. While we don’t feel that there is one right profile for a particular type of role, it's interesting to see patterns emerge that can identify aspects common to people filling common roles.

Each month we will highlight a different role’s personality and strengths data that we’ve collected. This month we’re focusing the role of a Project Manager. (Check out our blog posts written on qualities of Software Engineer Roles and Sales Roles..)


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Of the Project Managers on our platform, 40% of their individual top 5 strengths fall into the Strategic category. People with Strategic strengths are known for their decision making abilities and stretching others on their team to think about “what could be” for the future.

Strategic, Ideation and Learning are the top 3 strengths of all Project Managers on our platform. Strategic people are able to quickly spot relevant patterns and issues when faced with any given scenario, and are especially talented in coming up with alternative ways to proceed. Those with the strength of Ideation are fascinated by ideas and can easily find connections that others would not naturally see. The Learning strength is identified by people who have a great desire to learn new things and constantly improve. Processes excite them more than outcome.


Two thirds of the Project Managers on Cloverleaf have Intuitive and Judging aspects of their personality according to our 16 Types.

Intuitive individuals are very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They prefer novelty over stability and focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.

Judging individuals are decisive, thorough and highly organized. They value clarity, predictability and closure, preferring structure and planning to spontaneity.

While this article has focused on providing information about Project Managers’ personality and strengths, many other factors including work style preferences, motivating values, and skills are all critical to understand. Take the first step in unlocking your team’s potential by getting your team on a free trial of Cloverleaf today.