But if you want a fail-proof blueprint for what a person is really like, just pay close attention to the bib they snatch from the pile before a netball game. Really.
So, what does your favoured position reveal about your disposition? The netballers past and present of our office huddled together (in a circle, naturally) to create this, ahem, very (*cough*) scientific and not at all subjective guide…
The big C is, well, central to any good netball team, and it’s a role that speaks of many personality traits. To start with, Centres are micro-managers — during a game they’re working with every member of the team to find solutions and keep things moving. They have a finger in every pie.
They also know everything about everyone, and are always on the go. If Centres were a coffee they’d totally be a short black.
Ahh, yes, the stoic GD — always there to keep the enemy out of the goal circle and take an emergency backwards pass in the middle third of the court. We reckon GDs are typically assertive, tenacious and tend to make their presence known (i.e. they’re not afraid to get all up in your business).
On-court, GDs are constantly watching their opponent and rarely miss a trick, so there’s a good chance their bullshit detector is off the scale. Also? Tall.
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The GD’s inner-circle counterpart, GK, is a bit of a quiet achiever. They probably hover on the ‘introvert’ side of the personality spectrum — more reserved (or should that be ‘guarded’, ha, ha) than GD, and a lot more intense. Don’t ever write them off, though; as one of our resident GKs put it, her people “quietly shut shit down” and they’re super dependable.