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50 years of research has documented four unique SOCIAL STYLEs. Each Style is defined by observable patterns of behavior. Understanding these patterns and each Style’s preferences results in more productive interactions.

Snapshot of the Expressive Style

People with the Expressive Style tend to be more willing to make their feelings known to others. They 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 Style Need: Personal Approval
  • Expressive Style Orientation: Spontaneity
  • Expressive Style Growth Action: To Check

Check out our SOCIAL STYLE specific infographics to learn tips for working with each style.

ABCs of the Expressive Style

A. Actions Toward Others 
The Expressive Style person appears communicative, fun, exciting, approachable and competitive. They generally approach situations in a more casual manner than other Styles of people. They often openly share their feelings and thoughts with others.

B. Best Use of Time
The Expressive Style persons tends to move quickly in their actions with less discipline about time. They rapidly get into a social interaction and appreciate others to stimulate them. They often will change course rapidly.

C. Customary Approach to Decisions-Making
The Expressive Style person tends to take risks based on the opinions of people he or she considers important or successful. Opinions may mean more in decision-making than facts or logic. The Expressive Style person tends to respond to special benefits or incentive when making decisions.

Each SOCIAL STYLE has unique behavioral preferences and that means some strengths and some challenges.  Learn more in this two-minute video.


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