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My Boss And I Have Different Communication Styles, And It's Destroying Our Relationship


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There are four primary communication styles; Analytical, Intuitive, Functional and Personal. And there’s a communication styles assessment to assess your preferred style.

The Analytical Communicator likes hard data, real numbers, and tends to be suspicious of people who aren’t in command of the facts and data. They typically like very specific language and dislike vague language.

The Intuitive Communicator likes the big picture, avoids getting bogged down in details, and cuts right to the chase. They don’t need to hear things in perfect linear order but prefer instead a broad overview that lets them easily skip right to the end point.

The Functional Communicator likes process, detail, timelines and well-thought-out plans. They like to communicate things in a step-by-step fashion so nothing gets missed.

The Personal Communicator values emotional language and connection, and uses that as their mode of discovering what others are really thinking. They find value in assessing not just how people think, but how they feel.

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