There are four different types of communication styles
These styles are based on someone’s dominance and sociability.
Emotive Style: A combination of high dominance and high sociability.
– They are active and spontaneous
– They express emotion with abrupt hand movements
– Their speech is rapid
– They take initiative
– They are generally extroverts
– They are direct and open when speaking with others
– They like to encourage informality
Directive Style: A combination of high dominance and low sociability.
– They have a serious demeanor and comes off sometimes as impersonal
– They are more comfortable speaking than listening
– They don’t like to waste time and like to get directly to the point
– They like to have control (during work meeting the directive may try and control the agenda)
Reflective Style: A combination of low dominance and low sociability.
– They often control their emotional expression and don’t often open up about their feelings
– They like structure and orderliness
– They do not like unexpected plans or change
– They may seem difficult to get to know
– They are very disciplined
Supportive Style: A combination of low dominance and high sociability.
– They are very good listeners
– They can appear shy and reserved
– They can easily express emotions
– They take time to make decisions
– They are thoughtful and deliberate
– They avoid the use of power
Now that you have read through the different communication styles can you decide which one best suits you? Comment below!