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ENTJ Communication Highlights

ENTJ Communication Highlights

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIn my personality type based communication workshops I sometimes have participants complete this thought -“To communicate most effectively with me, please…” This exercise helps participants express their personal communication style and preferences.

I can’t take credit for this exercise. It is modified from one created by Jean Kummerow.

Here is a photo of a response from an individual with ENTJ preferences.

Many people, especially those who prefer Thinking, mention the importance of being direct and to the point when communicating.

However, people who prefer Feeling tend to use more indirect comments or suggestions. This can create some interesting communication disconnects. I have written about this in a previous post, Direct vs. Indirect Requests.

This individual acknowledges her own need for development by asking others to help her stop and see the humor and make time to bring out some “F”.

Asking others to highlight their negatives as well as positives shows the tendency of people who prefer Thinking to focus on flaws. Notice how this participant also wants to hear about strengths too, not just flaws.

I think this is a great example that shows balance and interest in using non-preferred functions.

How do you tend to balance your use of Thinking and Feeling?

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