Perfectionist and Conscientious Communicators

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The last but not least of the four communication styles is the Perfectionist and Conscientious style.  This amazing style is all about procedures, processes and systems.

They are all about getting things right.  If you know someone with this style they are more reserved and task focused.  They are great at details, probably love stationary (known from personal experience) and are highly organised in many ways.

In workshops it’s evident who the Perfectionist style is, as they are the ones who find any spelling errors or grammatical issues in my handouts or workbooks, (not that there is that many…..)  Gotta love them!

These guys are fearful of their work being criticized, how could they not be when perfection is their benchmark.  However, beware of criticizing their work as they put a lot of effort into it being right.  It hurts them intensely if they are corrected, especially if it is not done gently.

If you are working with someone with this style they will love details, if you challenge their facts you will need to provide statistical backup because they do know their stuff.  I know one Analytical person who reads the Australian Taxation website for fun (I have a headache just thinking about that).  They prefer a quiet and consistent work environment where any changes are explained, where they can excel in their technical expertise.

These guys are the polar opposite of the playful influencing style, they are not warm and demonstrative, they prefer tasks above people, they wont hug you in public; like an influencer would!  However, if you need a job done that requires detail, high standards and quality, look no further.

This style does not care so much for fun, they love rules, processes, and order- without it there would be complete chaos!  As you can imagine, if you know this style and don’t understand them, you could be having some frustrations.

These guys are very good at critiquing and correcting people (but they don’t mean to be rude they just cannot stand things not being right, they are also sincerely trying to help).  If you need order in your chaos, they will sort you out.

So we have now covered all four communication DNA styles.  I trust you have seen the strengths in each.  We need each style for it’s unique differences.  No one style is above or better than the others.  We are all different and each of us brings incredible value.  Let’s be united by the differences – when we do this we can truly change the world in a better way!


If you are a Perfectionist communicator and are struggling you  get in contact with us and ask your specific questions.

So, how can you understand your Communication DNA?  If Communication DNA is a new term for you, check out this video specifically about this concept, it will explain it fully for you.

If you are interested in taking the DNA test then get in contact with us.

For training or to learn more about your DNA style and how to get the most out of your relationships visit us at

If you would love to understand yourself or others more then I encourage you to read all about the other DNA styles.  The Powerful, Playful and Patient styles.


Until next time, Care, Connect and be a Courageous Communicator.  Let’s change the world we live in one conversation at a time.


  1. AstraRaskroy on 05/07/2016 at 12:24am
    However, individuals who score high in conscientiousness on a personality test can be compulsive perfectionists and workaholics. They might also be seen as being boring or inflexible. Take a free personality test to learn more about your occupational strengths and to test personality .

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