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The Analytical Style:  Thoughtful, Reserved & Slow-paced

People with an Analytical SOCIAL STYLE are typically described by others as quiet, logical and sometimes reserved or cautious. They tend to appear distant from others and may not communicate unless there is a specific need to do so.

analytical styleTheir Need:  To Be Right

Their Orientation:  Thinking

Their Growth Action:  To Declare

Analytical Style Highlights

  • Slower paced
  • Make efforts to organize
  • Show less concern for relationships
  • Work in a historical timeframe
  • Take action cautiously
  • Tend to avoid personal involvement


People seen as having an Analytical Style appear to:

  • Focus on the past, live life according to facts, principles, processes, logic and consistency
  • Behave in ways which fit into their overall theory and ideas about the world
  • Be good planners, organizers and problem solvers who work on tasks systematically
  • Lack enthusiasm or appear cold or detached
  • Be reluctant to declare a point of view
  • Place faith in principles that assume greater importance than personal friendships or personal gratification
  • Focus on processes and procedures
  • Be slow to change
  • Be very disciplined in their use of time

Analytical SOCIAL STYLE tips

Strategies for Working with The Analytical Style Person

  1. Take your time
  2. Communicate clearly and concisely
  3. Don’t pressure for answers
  4. Respect their process
  5. Ask directly for their feedback
  6. Give them space

Learn about the other SOCIAL STYLES

Amiable Style Analytical Style Expressive Style Driving Style