Robert Kelley (1992) posited that there are five followership styles. These include exemplary, conformist, passive, alienated and pragmatist styles (Kelley, 1992). These followership styles are based on a combination of two different followership dimensions: engagement and critical thinking (Kelley, 1992).

Priya Kane adapted Kelley’s work in the following diagram to illustrate the behavior patterns of followership.

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