What Kind of Communicator Are You?

What Kind of Communicator Are You?
February 4, 2015 Kim Goldman


A. I believe I have the right to say “no” to others without feeling guilty.

B. I am a demanding person

C. I have trouble turning down people’s requests



A. I do not have difficulty making eye contact

B. I stare people down

C. I have difficulty maintaining eye contact



A. I let people know when I disagree with them

B. When others annoy me, I say nothing, but I show my displeasure through my body language

C. When people don’t keep their commitments I am reluctant to tell them I am upset



A. I don’t mind asking for help when I feel I need it

B. I believe you must show others your strength regardless of the situation if you want to command their respect.

C. I’m afraid to admit that I don’t know how to do something



A. I am able to express my feelings honestly and directly

B. I point my finger or use other gestures to add emphasis to my assertions

C. When I am angry I keep my feelings to myself



  • Mostly A’s — You exhibit an assertive communication style
  • Mostly B’s — You exhibit an aggressive communication style
  • Mostly C’s — You exhibit a passive communication style
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