types of people


A few weeks ago, I was at the 9to5 chick after-work conversation and there was so much to learn and yeah, I already shared my notes with you here. However, there was a part of the discussion at the event that was almost a topic on its own, so I decided to make a post out of it.

It’s about the kind of people you need in your circles, yeah your network. It has been often said that you are the average of the 5 people closest to you; and in this millennial age, we all know that your network is your net-worth.

types of people
It’s not just about the money you have in your account, the people you have around you also matter. In Yoruba, there is this popular adage – Eniyan laso eni.

We all need the right people in our circles.

So today, I’m going to share with you the types of people you need in your circle/ around you.

Please note that you don’t have to be BFFs with all of them, but at least you should know such people and have a good relationship with them.

So, who are the types of people you need in your circle?

1. Someone who knows people – how else are those doors to Chevron and Aso Rock gonna be opened?

2. The fitfam person – we are gonna live that fitfam life by force and by inspiration from our fitfam friends, so go get you a fitness/fitfam friend.

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3. The police or a member of the armed forces – for every time that policeman stops you on the road, you know who to call๐Ÿ˜‰.

4. The social media savvy person – how else are you going to trend on social media?

5. The lawyer or legal professional – now you can go and look for trouble, you’ve got a barrister in your circle.

6. Someone who knows where to find things (a plug) – no need to ask Google, you already have Chief Know It All in your circle.

People in your circle
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7. The fashionista – you aren’t going to be slaying just goals and demons, yeah?

8. The pastor, prayo or spiritual person – cos the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God.

9. The finance expert – cos we gotta be smashing them finance goals too.

10. Someone who always has cash – we all need this person in our lives, God forbid that we are so broke and can’t pay our bills, they gon’ come through immediately

11. The adventurer – cos we can’t be all work and serious all the times; life is in the memories we collate, you know?

types of people

12. The hypeman – cos who doesn’t need a hypeman in their life? Someone’s gotta help us toot our horn when we aren’t there.

13. The doer/ intentional goal smasher – Aye!!! You need some me in your circle๐Ÿ˜‰.

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Please note: this post was cooked in a pot of seriousness combined with sprinkles of humour, hope it wasn’t too spicy for you ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Did I miss out on any point?

What other types of people do we need in our circle, do share with me in the comment section.

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    1. Thanks for reading through Peter, we need all of these and more. You don’t necessarily need to have a very intimate relationship with them all but you need to at least have them in your circle.

  1. We need someone’s anointed with closing deals, business-savviness/entrepreneurial gift and risk takers,

    We need people with high sense of humour,

    We need great cooks and artists,

    We need people who are social and great networkers,
    We need people who write, speak and act drama beautifully,

    We need patient people,

    We need wise, discerning people,

    We need people who care,

    We need successful mentors and committed investors in our success.

    We need successful marriage and relationship experts,

    We need a true-life partner,

    We need a music professional; both vocals and instrumentals because music is therapeutic…

    Accountability partners who with grit consistently give needed push,

    IT gurus, creative designers, digital marketing experts and other new technologies,

    1. This is such a comprehensive list; thank you for sharing, Abasi. We definitely do need these people in our lives too.

  2. Thank you for sharing Esthitude. The post is an eye-opener. I agree with Abasi too. The list is quite nteresting.

    1. Thanks for reading through, Deborah. Another perspective is, if you know someone who knows everyone, you’ll be able to get anyone when you need them๐Ÿ˜‰.

  3. Amazing write-up.
    14. You need a versatile pelzon too o. A go-to somebody that you can hit up for random questions about trending harshtags, historical events, current affairs etc. Someone like a mini wikipedia that can atleast direct you to where you can get answers when they dont have answers.

    1. Yeah, that’s like your someone who knows everything, like the plug. We all need that person.
      Thanks for reading, Sammy.

  4. Feels like a lot of work, arrgggghh
    What are blessed introverts to do with all this network or miss road reality like this?

    1. Well, it’s a journey. They just need to take it one step (or person) at a time. They should also leverage their “extroverted” friends.
      Thanks for reading through, Mercy.

  5. Wow!

    What a beautiful reading this is, Esther, your list is very comprehensive, and enlightening
    I will just add a few, we need the kind of people who are technically Savvy, they can crack the uncrackable, lol.
    We need relationships experts, we need even politician-friends who will twist unbending protocols for us. We need people who know something about everything. Mehn! I love this set of people.

    I have read most of your posts on your blog Esther, and I can say boldly, it would be wonderful to have you in my circle, especially because you are a goal smasher like me.

    1. You are very kinf, Ifunanya.

      True, we need these set of people in our circles. I may just do a part 2 of this post.

      Thanks for reading through the blog, we can connect on social media. My IG handle is @esthitude_


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