Follow Hoop Linkedin Twitter Facebook
Email Hoop Email
Human Resources
Oct 21, 2016

Drawn To Others, Best One-on-One Or In Between?

Sponsored Content provided by Hoop Morgan - Founder and Chairman, The Forté Institute, LLC

Since before Socrates described several fellow senators as having a “sanguine,” or social, temperament - one of the four “temperaments” prevalent during his time - people have always been interested in people and our respective commonalities or differences.

This is true whether we discuss personality, communication styles and the influences of our culture or the immediate circumstances people find themselves addressing. Self-awareness leads to situational awareness, one of the critical elements to successful relationships with others.

In previous articles we have examined the Forté Communication Style strengths of dominance/non-dominance and patience/impatience. In this article we will look at the “evolved” understanding of the sanguine temperament.

Today’s lexicon for the sanguine temperament is extroversion and its opposite - introversion. Forté also identifies the sub-dimension of ambiversion (Note: In the Forté Communication Style Profile, strengths will be influenced by three other strengths, which ultimately present the overall communication style preferences of the individual).

Extroverts view themselves as outgoing, friendly, optimistic and persuasive. Introverts tend to see themselves as private, quiet, introspective, serious and reserved in social situations. Ambiverts can move easily between these two strengths, influenced by the current environment.

If it just stopped there, life would be very simple. Yet, life goes on and we learn over time it is not as much who we are as it is how we learn to adapt to differing environments and relationships at home, work and in social settings.

When adapting to the strengths of extroversion, we perceive ourselves as needing or being expected to be gregarious, eloquent, enthusiastic and a good mixer. When adapting to the strengths of introversion we believe we are expected or trying to be creative, introspective and removed from too much people involvement.

The ambivert experiences things a bit differently. Being adaptable is natural for ambiverts, but that adaptability could be a source of misunderstanding for those with whom they are communicating. That’s because the ambivert can move so easily between being drawn to others and actively engaging in conversation and seeking time alone to think things over.

Frankly, we ambiverts – of which I am one – can be seen as moody because of this noticeable shift in communication style. Once the ambivert and others understand ambiversion, that misperception easily goes away.

Ultimately, how we manage the strengths proactively can pay big dividends. If you are communicating with an introvert, keeping it short and to the point works well. If you are communicating with an extrovert, a little excitement and verbal examples of your thinking is well worth it. When communicating with an ambivert, a good read on their body language is
important when gauging whether more or less verbal communication will get the job done.

All this said, we know from the years of research and experience, the best communicator is the best listener. Forté provides a very accurate picture of your communication style strengths and how to best adapt so that how others perceive your current needs are efficiently communicated.

If you would like to experience Forté and see for yourself how to best communicate your message over the next 30 day period, just click here. This will take less than eight minutes, you will have your results immediately upon completion and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

C.D. “Hoop” Morgan, III is the founder and chairman of The Forté Institute, LLC, a global behavioral sciences firm best known for developing and providing innovative people, process and interpersonal performance improvement solutions. Forté provides online communication style reports to more than 6,000 corporate clients throughout the globe. To learn more about the company, go to www.theforteinstitute.com or call (910) 452-5152.

Forte 16may blk2
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Dave sweyer 300 x 300

RENTAL PROPERTIES: TO FURNISH OR NOT TO FURNISH?

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management
Tidewaterinvestmentco merrettemoore headshot

It Is Time To Hit The Road To Find Some Private Company Opportunities

Merrette Moore - Tidewater Investment Company
Junegunter teachinghorse headshot 5721115557

Find Your Herd

June Gunter - TeachingHorse

Trending News

For Local Tech Firm, County Approves $120K In Incentives

Cece Nunn - Sep 20, 2021

Hallingse To Head Wilmington Chamber's New Small Business Development Initiative

Jenny Callison - Sep 20, 2021

In The Current Issue

MADE Winners: Exporter Category

HSM Machine Works, Marpac Yogasleep and SOS Life Sciences Corp. were winners in the MADE Awards Exporter Category....


Economist To Share Local Prognosis

“The way I’m thinking about the current situation is that it’s like taking a drug if you’re ill,” he said. “There’s the benefit in that it t...


MADE Winners: Functional Product Category

Cape Fear Solar Systems, ComfyChemo LLC and Craftspace Inc. are winners in the MADE Awards Functional Product Category...

Book On Business

The 2021 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100