Have you ever thought about your communication style?

I returned home after four months. I couldn't drop my bag off. Mom gave me a big hug. My face was covered by mom’s clothes, and I had been feeling safe and pleasant with her unique smell.

I left my home when I was in 7th grade for study purposes. I used to come home mostly once every  3 or 4 months.

However, I knew her next words to me!

Oh, my boy !! you are more skinny than before! Don't you eat enough? You look sick!!

Although I gained two kg.

Mom, please stop saying this!! Let's measure my weight!! Therefore  I must do that to make her calm!! 

After 6 months, when I returned my weight increased by 3 kg more.

But my mom asked me the same question again.

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Can you guess what was the communication style between my mom and me? Supportive? Analytical? Direct? Or initiative? 

Complicated? 

Okay, take a look at the following table where four communication styles and their characteristics were stated.

Communication Style 

                                                                                      Characteristics

Supportive 

Dislike to change, Indecisive, Careful, Patience, Dependable, Co-operative, prefer praise to given privately, Doesn't like conflict at all.  

Analytical 

Precise, Exact, Logical, Organised, purposeful, Diplomatic, Will really give an answer unless asked. Does Not easily express emotion. 

Initiative 

Sociable, enthusiastic, Persuasive, Convincing, Talking more than listening

Direct

Quick and deceive.  competitive, independent, and confident. Result oriented, ambitious,
goal-oriented, and driven, others may perceive her as strong-willed or demanding.

 

Which communication style do you usually follow?

Do you have any interesting stories about your communication style?

I'd really love to know your story, please write it down in the comment box. 

@@Tricky Question: What was the most irrelevant stuff in my post?

@@To be continued@@

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Can you guess what was the communication style between my mom and me? Supportive? Analytical? Direct? Or initiative?  

Ans:  There are two communication styles: Mom to me and me to mom.

1. Mom was Direct to me. She used emotion and force to convince me. 

2. But I was Analytical to her. Because I was saying. Mom look at me! I have gained 2kg/3kg, Let's measure.

that means I was Precise, Exact, Logical, Organised. Diplomatic….. but not emotional like mom. I focused on data, avoid talking unnecessary words.

Moreover, I was diplomatic ... I was not sure whether it was 2kg but I said to make her calm.

 

 

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  • Would your mom agree with how you perceive your and her behaviour?        :) ;)       Me and my mom's memories of our dialogues usually do not coincide.

    • LOL !!

      That's very common!! Especially among daughter and Mom..........

      I didn't ask >>

      And probably she doesn't care about communication styles ...................:))) 

  • Can you guess what was the communication style between my mom and me?-

    - typical „momy –son style“ :)

    Which communication style do you usually follow?

    - Depend on my interlocutor, mood.. and many other things.. so.. I use many different styles..

    Do you have any interesting stories about your communication style?

    - maybe i have some stories, but not sure if they are interesting, especially for posting it here :D

    Tricky Question: What was the most irrelevant stuff in my post?

    - answered by OM already :/

    Did you like my blog ?

    - Y E S !  wait to be continued ;)

    • I updated the answer of :

      Can you guess what was the communication style between my mom and me? Supportive? Analytical? Direct? Or initiative? 

      Please take a look at 2nd part above the post...

    • Hi Bossona!

      Thanks for your detailed answer! 

      Nobody but you touched the first question.  I will update the answer later. 

      Those who are active on MyEnglishClub mostly have Direct as a dominating style.

       

  • Hi, Fake.

    I would like to add something to Supportive because Your mother seems to be loving, caring and protective.

    As for me, I think I'm the direct type but also influenced by all other styles, depending on my mood, the situation and the people I'm dealing with.

     

    • Hello Rose! 

      Sometimes I found you analytical, Precise, Exact, Logical,  you usually don't explain/talk/comment too much but to the point. 

      Agreed, You are influenced by other styles as well.

      Thanks 

       

  • Hi Fake )))

    Nice post.

    You can call me a chameleon. I can be any of your styles depending on many factors: people/person I communicate with, situations, places, my mood, the mood of my interlocutors, aim of communication, etc.

    @@Tricky Question: What was the most irrelevant stuff in my post? :   When I saw your post first, I would not even imagine that the post would be about communication. Lifestyle, diet, water preserving, types of water, supermarkets....well...whatever but not what you speak about. So, from my point of you, it is an image you used here. 

    • Hi O.M

      LOL Chameleon...

      I think your dominating Communication style is Direct.

      But I agree with you, your CS is different based on circumstances, Smart and a good communicator use mixed style but still has a dominating style.

      Last but not least, Your answer is right,, Picture is irrelevant and I intentionally have chosen that picture.

       

      • Hm...Direct....Might be as well...

        Thanks, Fake. You brought a smile to my face.

        PS.: And why such a choice of the picture?

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