You basically only need to observe your interlocutor’s behavior and ask yourself the following two closed questions in order to get a quick evaluation of his/her dominating communication skills:
- Is he/she extroverted or introvert? That is, is he/she direct or indirect?
- Is he/she Task or People oriented?
- Communication Style:
Direct: outgoing, fast paced, tend to tell… These are the Red (D) and Orange (I) personality styles.
Indirect: introvert, unhurried, tend to ask… These are the Blue (C) and Green (S) personality styles.
Task Oriented: distant, cool, self-contained, in control… These are the Red (D) and Blue (C) personality styles.
People Oriented: social, warm, open, approachable, easily shows his/her emotions… These are the Green (S) and Orange (I) personality styles.
That is to say: