Ways to Be a Better Teammate
How to Be a Good Teammate at Work:
The first thing that you need to do when you are working with someone is to make sure that they are not bothering anyone else. If there is something which needs attention then it’s your job to take care of it. You don’t want them doing anything which might affect others or cause problems later on. The best way of accomplishing this task is by using positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, rewards and encouragement.
Another thing you need to do is to keep up with what other team members are doing. If you don’t do this, then you will never learn new things and may even get bored. For example if one person does something wrong, then all the rest of the team members have to follow suit without any sort of feedback from you. Also, it would be helpful if everyone was on the same page about what they were supposed to be doing so that no one got lost in the process.
Finally, you must always remember that teamwork is very important. You should try to work together as much as possible. There is nothing worse than having a bad attitude towards another member of the team. So, you must show respect for each other and treat them like equals.
What Are Some Examples Of How To Be A Great Teammate?
There are several different traits that you can have in order to be a great teammate. The first thing you need to do is learn how to delegate responsibilities and know how to place trust in others. It’s okay if you make a mistake every now and then, but the key is to not beat yourself up about it constantly. Work on improving yourself for the future and make sure not to repeat the same mistakes over again. Another quality of a great teammate is being a good listener. It is important to be there for other people and to listen to them when they need it the most. You also have to remember that listening is more than just hearing what other people are saying. You also need to be actively listening. This means that you shouldn’t just be thinking about what you’re going to say next. Instead, you should really try to focus on what the other person is saying in order to really understand their thoughts and feelings on the matter. The next important quality of a great teammate is honesty. You need to make sure that you are always being honest with your team members as well as your superiors. There is nothing worse than a liar, so you should always try to tell the truth and to do things in the most up front way possible. Don’t be afraid to admit if you’ve made a mistake, but also don’t be afraid to toot your own horn when you feel you have truly achieved something great. This will encourage others to work harder as well and it gives them a good image of you. It shows that you aren’t afraid of hard work and that winning is something that is important to you. A great teammate also practices empathy.
There is no point in being a great gamer if no one likes you, right?
Always be sure to treat others the way you want to be treated. This is a proven method of gaining respect and making new friends. Be sure to support your team both in victory and defeat as if they were your family. There is strength in unity and if you all work together as a team, then you can accomplish anything. That pretty much sums up everything that I think makes a great teammate. Follow these rules and you should have no trouble becoming an excellent teammate to anyone, whether it be on a gaming team or even just in life in general.
Good teammates are hard to find. It is always a plus to have a good teammate on your side as it helps improve the chances of winning.
But what exactly is a good teammate?
Well, generally a good teammate will always follow the code of honor. They will always show up to practice and will always have well aimed shots. Additionally, they are willing to communicate with their team and work with them in order to achieve victory.
But what exactly does all of that mean?
Well, let’s get into specifics.
First, a good teammate will always show up to practices and will always have well aimed shots. This means that if the team has a practice planned, then they will do their best to be there. A player that doesn’t show up to practices, won’t improve and will most likely not be able to play on game day. Next is the part about having well aimed shots.
This doesn’t just apply to shooting, but passing and checking as well. No one wants to be on a team with a player who is a ball hog. Additionally, a good teammate will pass when the shot isn’t open. Nothing is worse than an unskilled player who tries to take impossible shots. Everyone on the team should be aware of their abilities and should play to their strengths while hiding their weaknesses.
Secondly, a good teammate will always try to communicate with their team and work with them in order to achieve victory. Everyone should have a say in the team and what is going on or at least have the option to say something. There is nothing worse than being on a team where you don’t feel comfortable voicing an opinion or idea due to the fear of being ridiculed or punished for it. A team should be free to express themselves without fear of judgement from other teammates.
However, this can be a bit of a double-edged sword. While it is important to be free to express your opinions, it is also important to know when to stop arguing and just fall in line with the rest of your team. This is a bit more of a gray area, as there can be many reasons as to why someone should or shouldn’t argue about something. The bottom line is, if you have a problem with how something is being done or you disagree with the way something is going, it is important to discuss it with your team in a civilized manner.
One thing that I always found interesting about teamwork and the dynamics between teammates is the balance between trusting your teammates and not trusting them. While it is always important to trust your teammates so that you are all on the same page, it is also important to not be too trusting of others.
Most people shouldn’t have a problem with this since it is much easier to trust others and in most cases it is the right thing to do. Unfortunately, in the world of esports where people have a tendency to take advantage of others, it is important to not let your guard down completely.
There are a few factors which come into play here. The first one is if you know the person you are playing with long enough and well enough that you can trust them. If this is the case, then there shouldn’t really be any problems. However, if you are playing with someone that you don’t know very well or at all, then it might be best to play it safe until you get to know them better.
The second factor is the relative skill between you and your teammate(s). If you are much more skilled than your teammate then there is a higher chance that they will try to take advantage of you in some way. This is due to the fact that someone who is better than you will always think that they are in the right, so any attempt to criticize them or point out a mistake that they made will be interpreted as insulting them. This can also work the other way around where a less skilled player might think they can take advantage of a more skilled player.
Luckily, there is a solution to this and it’s a pretty simple one. Agree upon a set of rules before you start your game. For example, you can have a rule that if one person insults the other for any reason the game gets paused and both players go over the issue until it is resolved. Other rules like taking turns on buying items can also be put into place.
Once you have these rules in place, you will have much better games as long as everyone follows them.
Once you have the trust issue worked out, you can move on to the next step of playing with others and that is the actual in-game roles. The roles that you fill on your team are very important since they all must work together if you want to succeed in any capacity.
The main roles that you will find on most teams are:
1). The Carry
2). The Support
3). The Ganker
4). The Pusher
5). The Jungler
I will briefly go over what each role’s job is. Starting with the carry, their main job is to kill everything and farm as much as possible, as early as possible. Carries are usually powerful late game heroes that have weaker abilities early on. You might recognize most carries as damage dealers.
Supports on the other hand are heroes that usually have abilities that help the team in some way such as healing or doing more damage. Their main job is to make sure their carry is alive and well since most of the time they are depending on that one person to get them through the game. Gankers are exactly as the name implies, they like to sneak around the map and gank enemy heroes. This can apply to all three lanes as well as jungle creeps. Pushers are heroes that usually focus on taking out towers and other objectives, sometimes even with the help of pushers of their own. Finally we have the jungler, which is exactly what it sounds like they are wandering through the jungle killing neutral monsters and whatever else they come across.
The important thing to remember here is that you need all of these roles filled in order to be successful at anything. You can’t just have all carries or all tankers and so on. You need a mixture of everything in order to win and complete the goals that you set out to do.
The next thing that you will want to decide is which “lane” you would best fit into. For example, a carry would go in the “safe lane”, which is normally paired up with a protector and/or a Nuker. A safe lane is usually paired with a Nuker and a Protector, where they work together to bring down enemy towers and buildings. The middle, or “mid lane” is normally where you will find the damage dealer known as the Jungler.
This role is a little different than the other roles since they don’t necessarily need as much help, but having a jungler is always an advantage since they can sometimes take out a tower by themselves. The last and final lane is known as the “suicide lane” and this is where you will find your pushers and most of the time they are all on their own.
The next thing that you need to think about is whether or not your role involves actively fighting or if it’s a little more reserved and doesn’t. It is important to know this since it can help determine what lane you would best fit into. For example, a Nuker (AoE damage dealer) would go in the middle lane since they will need help from a protector, who will draw attention away from them.
After you know whether or not your hero is actively in combat or just supports the team, then you can decide which lane you would best fit into. The next thing you want to think about is what role you will play. Of course, this one is a lot more open to interpretation depending on what kind of hero you’ve picked.
Are you going to be aggressive and go for kills? Defensive and focus on defense? Aggressive killing with lots of support? A mixture of everything?
There are many roles you can fill.
The next thing to think about is your own personal limits.
Are you the type of player who wants to go big or go home? Or are you the type that wants to have a steady and reliable experience?
It’s all up to you, but I will say this if you are going for kills, then it is HIGHLY recommended that you go mid. The reason for this is because you can get immediate access to kills and if you die, then it won’t have as great of an impact since spawning is always nearby. A hero in the middle lane can potentially kill a hero twice as fast as any other lane.
The last thing I want to say before the actual guide starts is about respect. Everyone no matter how good they are likes to be respected. There’s nothing worse than playing with someone who doesn’t have proper respect. I’m not talking about polite conversation, I’m talking about flat out sucking.
For example, you are mid and your opponent is a Zeus. Now Zues in any sane lane will just lose since he’s an awful fighter. You can either A) play nice and let him have his fun B) Play against and try to kill him constantly or C) Pick someone you can actually fight. Now all three of these options can work, but the one thing you NEVER do is pick someone who can kill you faster than you can kill them. The best way to lose and have an angry player is to pick someone who can make your life miserable if they choose, but instead they decide to sit back and get a free win.
Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, let’s get to the fun stuff.
The first thing you should know about mid is that it’s a kill lane. By this I mean you go into a match looking to kill your opponent every chance you get. There are two types of mid players, the assassin and the fighter.
An assassin is going to be a hero that relies on quick powerful bursts and escapes to in order to get ahead.
Sources & references used in this article:
- The hard hat: 21 ways to be a great teammate (J Gordon – 2015 – books.google.com)
- For better or for worse: The effect of superior and inferior teammate performance on changes in challenge/threat cardiovascular responses (D Johnston – 2018 – Signal)
- Defining and using ideal teammate and opponent agent models: A case study in robotic soccer (C Cleveland, L Finez, J Blascovich… – European Journal of …, 2012 – Taylor & Francis)