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The Expressive Style:  Enthusiastic & Emotional

People with an Expressive SOCIAL STYLE tend to be more willing to make their feelings known to others. People with an expressive communication style can appear to react impulsively and openly show both positive and negative feelings. They are typically described by others as personable, talkative and sometimes opinionated.

expressive styleTheir Need:  Personal Approval

Their Orientation:  Spontaneity

Their Growth Action:  To Check

Expressive Style Highlights

  • Faster paced
  • Make efforts to get involved
  • Show less concern for routine
  • Work in the future timeframe
  • Tend to act impulsively
  • Tend to avoid isolation

People seen as having an Expressive Style appear to:

  • Focus their attention on the future with intuitive visions and outspoken spontaneity
  • Be imaginative and creative
  • Make decisions quickly, based on feelings and opinions
  • Be warm and approachable, yet competitive for recognition and involvement in relationships
  • Generate enthusiasm
  • Behave in stimulating, exciting and fun ways
  • Behave in flighty, impractical and overly emotional ways
  • Make mistakes and have frequent changes in direction and focus because of their desire to act on opinions, hunches and intuitions, rather than facts and data
  • Use time in an undisciplined manner

Expressive SOCIAL STYLE tips

Strategies for Working with The Expressive Style Person

  1. Laugh with them
  2. Listen to their opinions
  3. Think big picture
  4. Recognize their contributions
  5. Lighten up
  6. Form a friendship

Learn about the other SOCIAL STYLES

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