Communication Styles Explained

June 22nd, 2021

Last week was a blur for me! I did a personal best of 21 massages in a week. This tells me multiple truths:

  1. Never give up on your goas, even if people tell you that you will never succeed or that your goals are unattainable.
  2. Your mindset matters! Choosing to start my days by being grateful and focusing on my goals set a positive tone for the day.
  3. To get the win, you must put in the blood sweat and tears every day! Your reward is directly related to your effort, so grind every day.

I tell you this to encourage you to strive for your goals, not to brag. Also, it is important to celebrate your victories no matter how small! Your small victories help you gain momentum and reach bigger goals and victories. I want to be a source of genuine encouragement for you in this journey we call life. Let’s dive back into the four communication styles!

The Thinker – This person is a problem solver. They ask a lot of questions to find the details of a situation and collect all the information so they can make the most educated decision possible. They are slow to make decisions, ensuring they know all the facts and details. They want to make sure everything is done correctly and may miss a deadline. For example, when purchasing a car, they will read reports, reviews and do their research before visiting the car lot for a test drive.

The Expresser – This person keeps everyone entertained. They are great speakers and great with their words. They are animated in their expressions and often use big gestures when speaking. They often speak their ideas without a filter. They are willing to take chances and are great brainstormers! Follow-through and organization are their downfalls. In our example, expressers would purchase a car based on the car that makes them feel the best.

The Director – This person makes things happen!  They are quick on their feet and often sacrifice small talk and pleasantries to move more quickly towards results. They are not afraid to make tough decisions and take risks. Since their focus is on meeting goals, they can come off as intimidating or insensitive. Directors are full of drive, vision, and decisiveness.  In our example of purchasing a car, they will walk in and quickly choose a car based on budget and needs.

The Harmonizer – This person is about making everyone feel welcome, important, and appreciated. They keep everyone working happily together, often bringing coffee in the morning. They tend to focus on others and defer attention. They are a team player, preferring to fit in instead of standing out. They tend to avoid conflict. Often, they will say yes to something even when they shouldn’t, which leads them to being overwhelmed from taking on too much. When purchasing a car, they may pick one based on input from others and weighing facts of environmental impact.

Whether this is the first time reading my blog, or you are a loyal subscriber, I am so glad you tuned in this week! Do you have a friend or family member that could benefit from this blog? Tell them to subscribe!

Have a blessed week ~ Lacey

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