What is your communication style?

What is your communication style?

There are four different types of communication styles

1. Emotive
2. Directive
3. Supportive
4. Reflective

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!

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