Discover Your Communication Style

by | Aug 9, 2022

Get insights on how to better connect with the people around you

Everyone has different communication styles

Do you sometimes feel like you’re not quite connecting with the people around you? You’re not alone! Each of us has a unique communication style, but unless we understand what that style is, we can easily fall into misunderstandings.

The reality is that your style connects easily with only the 40% of the population who are like you. This leads to a large gap in how you relate to and work with others…. unless you are astute enough to adapt.

Imagine the increased effectiveness of your organization if everyone on your team understood and shared their communication style. It would be incredibly useful to know not just the leader’s communication style but also that of each team member. There are three key areas to take into consideration that are related to communication styles – assertiveness, responsiveness, and sociability:

  • Assertiveness is being able to express yourself while respecting other people’s feelings and beliefs.
  • Responsiveness is about how people take in information, make decisions and respond appropriately.
  • Sociability is about the level of comfort someone has with social interaction.

Once you know your communication style, it’s much easier to understand why you might be having difficulty communicating with someone who has a different style from you. It also becomes easier to adapt your style to better suit the situation.

For example, imagine you’re a team leader who values hard work and dedication. It might be challenging working with a team member who is more laid back and easygoing. Or, if you’re someone who likes to take risks and try new things, it can be complicated working with others who are more risk averse.

Everyone has their own natural talents, and by assigning roles and responsibilities that match those talents, you can avoid burnout, manage differences with others and build a strong team that can work together effectively.

How can you leverage your leadership style to strengthen communication within your team and organization?

Communication DNA is a quick and powerful self-assessment tool that provides information about your natural communication preferences. The communication DNA platform has been designed to give you the insights you need to better communicate with staff, clients, boards, association members, or bosses. Here are some recent testimonials:

” You provided high-quality, professional services for our participants including the application of the DNA Behavior self-assessment tool. Our participants walked away with a clearer understanding of their own behavior preferences and how they can more effectively work with their board members.” Kirk, Association CEO

“I’ve done a lot of self-assessment-based testing, but this (Communication DNA) did a great job of explaining communication styles separate from personality traits.” Dr. Lauren

If you’re interested in learning more about your communication style, check out our quiz, “What’s Your Communication DNA?” You will gain insights into how you communicate and how you can better connect with the people around you.


Author Byline: Founder and CEO of Blue Fjord Leaders, Shelley Row P.E. CSP, was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 100 leadership speakers. Professional engineer and former senior executive, she was recognized as one of the best minds in advanced traffic management systems.

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