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Passive communicators go along with the other person’s ideas, narratives and suggestions. They avoid conflicts and confrontations. They appear anxious, afraid of disapproval and are often having poor eye contact or posture.
In a relationship, these people bottle up their e...
An aggressive communicator is demanding, defensive, dominating and even hostile. They are poor listeners, always having something to say. They maintain direct eye contact and often use a harsh tone.
An aggressive communicator can be a problem in a relationship, as they don...
Also known as the confuser, a passive-aggressive communicator is a bundle of contradictions. They can be easily frustrated, resentful, unable to say what they want to say, making good use of sarcasm, indirect communication, criticism and complaining. People interacting with them ...
Assertive communicators are self-confident, clear and open. They can share their opinion with calmness and are generally considerate of the differences of outlook.
In relationships, assertive people have healthy discussions, as they are also good listeners. Due to this abi...
One needs to figure out their own style and change it if needed. One can take a few seconds before responding and reflect upon what they have listened to with intent.
The first step is to validate the person’s feelings, making them feel heard and listened to. The listening part is even mor...
Depending on the circumstance and the stance of the partner, one should know which type of communication is to be used, and when it has to be changed. Talking should be paired with listening, and your partner should have a safe place to express their feelings fully.
Make sure your words an...
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