For many of us, our scores on any particular FIRO-B scale can fall in the medium range, either high or low. In such cases, it might be worthwhile to look at your highest score and see how it relates to those aspects of being on a team that are most important to you. Let’s look at those cases where Affection is your highest score.
Those who report Affection as their highest total need frequently state they want a feeling of being part of a family when they're on a team. Loyalty to the team and a sense of commitment are important, as are support and encouragement from within the team.
High scorers usually want long and intense contact with others, and their conversations can be rather frank. Still, personal warmth and rapport are high on the list of desirable team traits. These types often prefer to have contact with team members outside of work or formal meetings and to develop close personal bonds with others.
Being appreciated by other team members is usually very important, particularly acknowledging individual contributions and efforts.
As usual, most of us will share some of the above desires to some degree. It's more a matter of which factors are most important to you and whether or not your needs can be met on your team.