Your Social Style is (probably) an AMIABLE.

An Amiable has a well developed antennae for other people’s feelings. They are sensitive and warm and others find them easy to be around. They can provide the emotional glue that keeps teams and workgroups together.

Amiable Style:

Strengths: You are warm and personable. Building and maintaining relationships is at the heart of everything you do. Your empathetic nature allows you to understand and connect with people on a deeper level. Colleagues and friends appreciate your supportive and cooperative demeanour.

Decision Making: For you, the emotional and human side of decisions is paramount. You take into consideration how choices will impact people and relationships. Before making a decision, you often seek input from others to ensure that everyone’s feelings and perspectives are acknowledged.

Approaching Tasks: Teamwork is your preferred approach. You believe in the power of collaboration and that the best outcomes come from working together. While you can work independently, you thrive in group settings where everyone’s strengths can be harnessed collectively.

Confrontation in Social Settings: You tend to avoid direct confrontations, aiming instead for harmony and understanding. If conflicts arise, you’ll likely seek a compromise or a solution that addresses everyone’s feelings. You’re a mediator, often bridging gaps and healing rifts through your genuine desire to understand and help.

Your amiable nature is a pillar of strength in team settings and in roles where relationship-building is key. Your knack for fostering positive relations ensures a cohesive and harmonious environment.

Your challenge is to initiate things; you don’t greatly enjoy the spotlight falling directly on you when you have a new enterprise in mind, as you hate dealing with initial negativity. But your idea just might be the best one going!

The other styles are:

Analytical: These individuals are more task-oriented and less assertive. They value accuracy, and they tend to be thoughtful, systematic and detail-oriented.

Driver: They are task-oriented and more assertive. Drivers are decisive, independent, and often focused on results. They make things happen.

Expressive: More people-oriented and assertive. Expressives are enthusiastic, outgoing, and often seek recognition.

By understanding these styles, you can communicate more effectively and build stronger relationships with others.

Your ‘opposite’ is a Driver. It is evident to you they can ride rough shod over people’s feelings. They make decisions too quickly and can veer towards what might appear to you to be a somewhat bullying demeanour.

You ‘get’ Expressives more easily because their communication style and you like their ability to enthral and persuade. You appreciate Analytics because you understand their reserve and appreciate that “still waters run deep”.