I consider myself somewhat of a trade show expert. I’ve attended numerous shows through the years and, without a doubt, one of my favorite aspects of any show is always the people watching. From a franchise show in Toronto to a furniture expo in Orlando and everywhere in between, regardless of the location or the subject matter of the show, you’re always going to see the exact same types of people at each show. I got such a kick out of this graphic and it perfectly describes and illustrates all of these eccentric personalities.

For all of you trade show novices out there, you will encounter any or all of these personalities when you do eventually attend your first show. Take note of the tips for interacting with each so you can make your first show a big success.