Communication Styles Assessment Focus:
How this Person Communicates at Work

Select from each word group which word describes this person’s communication style MORE than the other three words provided. Next, select one word from the LESS column that describes his or her communication style the least. For completing this assessment accurately, think about how this person expresses himself or herself rather than how they complete a task.

Question 1 of 24

Participant's First Name

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Participant's Last Name

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Participant's Company Name

Please select from the drop down menu the type of assessment you are completing:

Self - the participant is completing the assessment on self
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Type of Assessment

The More and Less selections may not be the same.
Please make a selection for the More column.
Please make a selection for the Less column.
q1

Quiet - communicates in a quiet, mild voice; sometimes hesitates and pauses when speaking

Convincing - tells others many times the reasons to do something

Shy - deflects a compliment by saying, “Oh, there was really nothing to it.”

Quick - any thought in the head comes out of the mouth

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Creative - listens to ideas, solutions and goals

Agreeable - nods head and communicates they will work on your request

Firm - speaks in a firm tone of voice; very deliberate in what they communicate

Courteous - greets people when they see them; acknowledges others

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Open - tells others if they don\\\'t like how things are going; openly communicates feelings

Obedient - always does what they communicate they are going to do

Loud - uses a loud, forceful voice when they communicate; body movements, gestures

Lively - jumps from topic to topic when they communicate

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Adventurous - likes to talk about challenges, events, risks and accomplishments

Receptive - considerate communicator; open to others\\\' input, thoughts and suggestions

Joyous - exclaims with positive comments

Calm - when communicating they are very mild mannered - not too loud or soft spoken

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Charismatic - always communicates to all types of people; has never met a stranger

Reliable - follows through on what they have told others they will do

Questions - questions the purpose or why this has to be done

Pleasing - uses phrases of “thank you” and “please”; communicates politely

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Relaxed - very easy to talk to; friendly communicator

Precise - corrects people; recites facts and statistics

Straight Shooter - brings up what everyone else is thinking

Good-Natured - communicates in a mild manner; never raises their voice

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Brave - tells people what they think

Optimistic - uses a convincing manner by communicating in an optimistic way

Meek - goes along with what is suggested; says “O.K.” and nods their head

Silent - very rarely communicates; says nothing at all

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q8

Talkative - speaks to others frequently; hard for them not to offer an opinion

Reserved - does not communicate openly; keeps thoughts to themselves

Formal - only communicates about traditional topics; never says anything bizarre

Decisive - states their direction and purpose; confidence is projected

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Gullible - believes what others communicate to them

Fearless - tells people, “I can handle it”, “I can do it!”

Steady - always follows through on what they have told others they will do

Appealing - people enjoy communicating with this person; easy to talk to

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Competitive - likes to compare what they have done with what other people are not doing

Polite - uses manners when they communicate; does not interrupt

Pleasant - their voice is light, pleasant; communicates consistently they are in a good mood

Peace Maker - calms others that are upset or venting; tries to keep tension from occurring

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Outgoing - talks frequently to all types of people; likes to tell stories

Patient - good listener; lets others do most of the talking

Confident - communicates in a confident manner - “I have decided to ....”

Soft-Spoken - speaks in a quiet monotone voice; hesitates, pauses when they speak

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Smooth - communicates easily; can get up and talk in front of people

Daring - questions and challenges others; brings up what everyone else would like to

Tactful - careful about what questions they ask; only wants to have the appropriate response

Contented - contented with the current situation; very rarely complains

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Aggressive - likes to argue their point of view; opinionated

Fun - always has a joke to tell; communicates to others in a dramatic way

Innocent - believes what others have communicated to them; takes information as factual

Cautious - asks lots of questions; cautious about what is being communicated to them

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Excited - communicates with excitement and passion

Concerned - communicates their concern for others - “I feel so sad about ...”

Closed - doesn’t tell people when they disagree with them

Assertive - tells people openly when they disagree with them

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Respectful - makes sure they communicate in a mild and even manner

Visionary - communicates to others their ideas and dreams

Hopeful - wants others to discuss solutions, benefits and gains with them

Helpful - goes with the flow; often nods their head in agreement

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People Person - easily communicates to all types of people

Knowledgeable - often recites facts and figures; comments on a wide range of topics

Energetic - speaks rapidly, often talks with their hands

Soft - quiet, allows other to do most of the communicating - sometimes others speak for them

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Skeptical - asks lots of questions; seeks out information in great detail

Determined - communicates to others their intentions

Persistent - stays on a topic until they get their desired outcome

Consistent - communicates in a consistent manner; steady reactions

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Well-Disciplined - always does what they tell others they are going to do

Supportive - volunteers to help - “Do you need any help with anything?”

Animated - when they communicate they have a lot of energy in their voice and gestures

Relentless - asks the same question not just once but up to six - nine times

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Debater - loves to converse with people that have different opinions

Flexible - communicates options and alternatives

Unconcerned - hardly gives any feedback; silent

Humorous - usually laughs or cackles when conversing with others

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Approachable - others like to communicate with this person

Factual - communicates in facts, percentages, statistics

Blunt - tell others what is on their mind; very blunt

Low-key - holds back their opinions until they have had time to think

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q21

Volunteer - volunteers to help with projects, tasks; often volunteers too much

Anxious - talks openly, offers feedback to others

Submissive - will communicate in favor of what the majority feels is the thing to do

Doodler - likes to doodle when they are listening; draws pictures to convey instructions

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q22

Constructive - is often heard saying, “I sure like that about her ...”, “Isn’t he great?”

Logical - only communicates to others in a professional manner; often too logical

Independent - this communicator is hard to read; very rarely gives feedback - even when asked

Pushy - always answers questions immediately, has an opinion or thought on any subject

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q23

Trusting - communicates to others they have confidence in them - “I know you can do it!”

Easygoing - very rarely complains or tells anyone when they are unhappy about something

Positive - likes to discuss what the benefits are; communicates the vision

Mum - very quiet, provides little conversation

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q24

Restless - knees are moving, toes are tapping; hard for this communicator to sit still

Caring - talks to others that are near them

Popular - only communicates opinions that would be accepted by others

Truthful - communicates what they honestly believe to be true, never what others want to hear

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