There are four basic ways to communicate:
And when I see groups of four, I can’t help but think of Everything DiSC.
If we had to break down the four ways of communication into the four different personality styles, here is what I imagine that would look like.
Non-verbal would be the D in DiSC, dominant personalities.
They don’t want a bunch of fluff. Instead, get to the point. And if that means, we don’t have to waste time in a meeting discussing it and it can simply be shared via email, even better.
Visual would be the i in DiSC, influential personalities.
They dread any meetings with a bunch of meticulous details. Instead, they want to be in person with visuals of the big picture.
Verbal would be the S in DiSC, steady personalities.
They are often highly motivated by words of affirmation, genuine appreciation and to be told that you want their help.
Written would be the C in DiSC, conscientious personalities.
They want information written down, in a spreadsheet, or somewhere that they can come back to in order to ensure things are accurate. They want observations and research.
Now I know people communicate in different ways regardless of their DiSC style, but it is fun to pick up on this correlation based on my experience with this work!