Communication Style Types

Your Thinker score Your Feeler score Your Intuiter score Your Do-er score
  • Each score ranges from a low of 10 to a high of 40.
  • A higher score indicates this category is more like you.
  • Your highest score shows your preferred method of communication.
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Thinker Feeler
Characteristics Blind Spots Characteristics Blind Spots
  • Linear time view
  • Logical
  • Deductive
  • Analytical
  • Principled
  • Objective
  • Detail Oriented
  • Cautious-risk adverse
  • Considers Alternatives
  • Systematic
  • Frugal
  • Structured
  • Comparative
  • Serious
  • Persistent
  • Habitual
  • Moderation Oriented
  • Must know reasons
  • Accurate
  • Factual
  • Patient
  • Precise
  • Prefers activity
  • Must have details
  • Must have rationale
  • Seeks suppport for thinking
  • Over Explain
  • Be too noncommittal
  • Use a monotone
  • Not express feelings enough-lack of effect
  • Appear pedantic
  • Get involved in asking too many questions
  • Want to organize in too rigid a fashion
  • Give people more background than they really want
  • Assume that others are as interested in technical details as you are
  • Be overly formal in the way you do things
  • Past Oriented
  • Personal
  • Responsive
  • Empathetic
  • Accepting
  • Receptive to suggestions
  • Subjective
  • Understanding
  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Personable
  • Prefers the familiar
  • Flexible to others
  • Encouraging
  • Prefers Involvement
    Aware of feelings
  • Diplomatic
  • Agreeable
  • People Oriented
  • Relationship Oriented
  • Influential
  • Seeks Guarantees
  • Enjoys getting attention
  • Must know reasons why
  • Spend too much time talking about the past
  • Forget to refer to facts
  • Oversimplify
  • Rely too much on personality and not on data
  • Tell too many anecdotes or stories
  • Take too long to get to your main point
  • Avoid bringing unpleasant facts to the surface
  • Spend too much time on the telephone
  • Distort things without meaning to
  • Use self-pity as a crutch
  • Romanticize Relationsips
  • See others as friends who aren't
  • Overreact
  • Bear Grudges



Intuiter Do-er
Characteristics Blind Spots Characteristics Blind Spots
  • Future Orientation
  • Visionary
  • Imaginative
  • Idea Oriented
  • Intellectual
  • Individualistic
  • Envisions Possibilities
  • Cause Oriented
  • Idealistic
  • Dislikes Routine
  • Unmoved by status
  • Lets things happen
  • Conceptual
  • Sees big picture
  • Prefers the new
  • Sees answers quickly
  • Seeks new problems
  • Enjoys the complex
  • Original
  • Complex
  • Values Recognition
  • Tends to attack ideas
  • Be scattered in your comments-jump around a lot
  • Raise too many issues
  • Be too lengthy
  • Appear Rigid
  • Appear too judgmental
  • Appear condescending
  • Be too abstract
  • Concentrate too much on the concept;not enough on practical considerations
  • Leave issues dangling, unresolved
  • Present Orientation
  • Efficient
  • Practical
  • Independent
  • Assertive
  • Results Oriented
  • Decisive
  • Opportunistic
  • Risk Taker
  • Competent
  • Realist
  • Focused
  • Autocrat
  • Self-confident
  • Tactical
  • Prefers Action
  • Precise
  • Verbally Direct
  • Expedient
  • Controlling
  • Competitive
  • Self-sufficient
  • Pragmatic
  • Measures tangible results
  • Seeks Options
  • Try to resolve things too quickly
  • Not ask enough questions
  • Command
  • Not wait to hear others' objections
  • Come on too strong, overwhelm others
  • Be so sure that you sound arrogant
  • Insist that others agree with you
    Talk too fast
  • Raise your voice and interrupt to control conversation
  • Cut corners to get what you want
  • Scheme
  • Over-compete;interpret non-competitive activities as win-lose situations
  • Be proud to a fault



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