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ESFJ: To communicate with me

ESFJ: To communicate with me

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 ESFJ preferences.

Notice how this individual wants lots of interaction. They want to ask questions, get information, think out loud, summarize for clarity and hear that everyone is in agreement.

If you have preferences for Introversion and/or Thinking, consider if you meet these needs when communicating with ESFJs.

For those who prefer Perceiving, note the importance of coming to closure and moving into next steps, as these aspects of communication may be less important for you.

You can find more information on type interactions in my Introduction to Type and Communication booklet.

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