6.9: Which Social Style?

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Activity
Read the short descriptions below and fit the correct style to each description.

A. Is calm, modest and helpful; a warm, friendly listener with whom one can get on easily; likes personal contact and shared responsibility; tends to reach their goals on the base of solid personal relationships. Minds risks and quick decision, if strong support or precise data are missing. Is “smoothing” and tends to avoid interpersonal conflicts.

B. Is subject-oriented in their relationship to others as well as aggressive; an initiative taker and distinctly result-oriented. Demands new ideas, reacts quickly to others and does not hesitate to object to statements. Is “straightforward,” acts quickly, takes chances and is energetic. Likes to be in charge and have things under control. Not prepared to show feelings and emotions or let others participate in their internal considerations. Communicates in a direct manner and talks mainly about the task at hand.

C. Is friendly, inspiring and emotional but also aggressive and an initiative-taker. Takes time for friendly conversation before coming to the point and starting the actual task. Decisions are based a lot on feelings/emotions and lets others share their findings and dreams. Excitable, enthusiastic, laughs often and makes jokes. Future-oriented, risk loving and creative.

D. Is thoughtful, reserved and very logical. Listens, likes procedure, balances all alternatives and then tends to stick to their own ideas and goals. Is disciplined and independent, leaves interpersonal initiatives to others and is normally free of aggression. Is perceived as unemotional but fixed in their relationships. Is rather more interested in details than in the general picture and looks for structure safety and facts before taking decisions. Often technically minded. Interested in discovering and solving problems.

 

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