A person who is the leader of a company or group who is thought to possess features shared by most of the groups membership. They are typically used as examples.

LEADER PROTOTYPE: "Most well-known and popular leaders were considered to have the leader prototype."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LEADER PROTOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/leader-prototype/ (accessed September 23, 2021).