How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

This week, Lexi and I share with you How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types.

The point of the show this week is to expose the four most general personality types (known as the Personality Quadrant) and to explain each one so you can get some idea of where you fit. As an extra bonus, Here is the link to an online test where you can take the test for free and find out which type of personality you associate with the most.

Another easy and cheap way to figure out what your core personality, is to head to Amazon and pick up the book by Keirsey and Bates titled, “Please Understand Me“.  It has a test that will take you about 20 minutes but will provide you with a wealth of information about what type of personality you tend to be.

I generally follow the Personality Quadrant model for personality differences.  This model splits personalities up into four possible categories:

  • The Controller

    • Task accomplisher
    • Bottom-line results
    • Self-motivated
    • Forward looking
    • Fast decision-maker
    • Initiates activities
    • Disciplined
    • Likes to control others

  • The Promoter

    • High energy
    • Enjoyable to be around
    • Creative imagination
    • Initiates relationships
    • Motivating
    • Competitive spirit
    • Goal-oriented
  • The Analyzer

    • Objective
    • Conscientious
    • Defines, clarifies
    • Concerned with accuracy
    • Gathers needed data/information
    • Tests data
    • Maintains standards
  • The Supporter

    • Dedicated and committed
    • Loyal team member
    • Good listener
    • Patient
    • Good at reconciling factions
    • Cause-oriented
    • Dependable

For a really good description of each of these personalities, click here…it will take you to a Virginia Tech website that bullet points the main characteristics of each personality.

Once you have an idea of where you stand, you’ll be able to see that other personality types see and hear and feel the world a lot different than you do.

Biggest Communication Problem

This is the biggest cause of communication problems…because, even though you feel as though you’re doing a great job explaining your point of view, the other person either isn’t listening or just doesn’t get it…which leads to you being frustrated…which leads to them getting frustrated…do you see where this is going?

So, that’s why Lexi and I wanted to explain how to effectively communicate to someone that has a totally different personality structure than you do.

Also, we wanted to touch on the different communication approach needed based on the situation…you wouldn’t want to communicate to someone that you are asking out the same way you would with your boss.

All of these questions and more are answered on this week’s show.

Before you go, I would like to provide you with a way to get my latest FREE mini-guide.  

This one is all about 7 Proven Phrases That Will Immediately Bring More Love, Money and Happiness Into Your Life.  

Here’s the link:      http://wp.me/P7LiCb-i1

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