6.14: Social Styles: Versatility

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Consequences for People with Low Versatility

 

“The degree to which a person is perceived as helping others feel comfortable.”

Low Versatility

• has limited desire to adapt to meet the needs of others

• prefers to do things for own reasons

• uses position power rather than personal power

• is predictable in actions

• lacks sensitivity to differences between people

• runs the risk of making other people uncomfortable

High Versatility

• adapts to meet the needs of others

• attempts to do things for other’s reasons

• uses personal power

• appears unpredictable at times

• asks the question: what can I do to make the other person comfortable with me?

 

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Consequences for People with Low Versatility