Understanding the Patient and Steady Communicator…

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The Patient and Steady communicator is one that is warm, welcoming, all about relationship and somewhat more reserved than the playful or powerful and direct styles.  These guys are all about consistency, predictability and people.  There is no doubt you would have someone with this style in your life, as this is the most common communication style.

This style is often described as the glue that holds us all together.  While the Powerful and Direct style is trying to control things and make decisions the Playful and Influencing style is all about fun and the Perfect and Conscientious style is all about systems and perfection (more next month), the Patient and Steady style are consistent, caring and loyal.

This style craves predictability, they love processes if someone else sets them up, they will follow the right leader to the very end, and they are committed to their cause.  They will work quietly without the bells and whistles to get the job done.

Don’t expect noise and fan fare.  They are reliable and work to a slower and steadier pace.  They will not cause and uproar and are not likely to speak out against things.  These guys will avoid conflict like the plague, are slower to speak up and want everyone to get along.

I am surrounded by this Patient and Steady style, as it is the complete opposite to my dominant and perfectionist traits.  This style is calm, serene, and peaceful.  They don’t get easily flustered and have the best poker face around (they rarely show their emotions on the outside).

When this style is understood they are a loyal team member; they promote calm and stability and will work tirelessly for a cause.  When misunderstood they can seem quiet, uninvolved, avoidant and passive aggressive.

Change is a really big issue for these guys, they crave consistency even if it is destructive.  They are quite like the ostrich putting their head in the sand thinking the issue will just go away.  As you may imagine if you are facing an issue and trying to work through with this style, it can be extremely difficult.  The harder you push the more they shut down too.

However, as it is with all of the styles each of us brings our own unique strengths to the table.  The Patient and Steady style brings about much needed calm and consistency, without them it would feel like utter madness.

If you are a Patient and Steady communicator and are struggling, perhaps it might be with a strong communicator in your world.  Perhaps you are faced with too much turmoil and conflict and are not sure what to do.  If you relate, checkout our resources page or contact us with your specific questions.

If you would like to learn how to better deal with conflict, to learn effective and assertive communication skills, or understand how to deal with those pushy people in your world then consider taking some well earned time for yourself and investing in you.  For training to learn more about your style and how to get the most out of your relationships visit www.teamology.com.au

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


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