Do you speak up when things aren’t going right? Empathizer communicators are perceived as being nice people who are pushovers. That’s true, and prejudicial, because…
JUST BECAUSE I’M QUIET…doesn’t mean I’m weak
JUST BECAUSE I’M SILENT…doesn’t mean I’m in agreement with you
JUST BECAUSE I’M RESERVED…doesn’t mean I have nothing to say
JUST BECAUSE I STUMBLE OVER MY WORDS…doesn’t mean I’m not right
JUST BECAUSE I DON’T LOOK CONFIDENT…doesn’t mean I’m not competent
JUST BECAUSE I LOOK AWAY…doesn’t mean I’m intimidated by you
JUST BECAUSE I’M SAD…doesn’t mean I’m not contented
JUST BECAUSE I’M CAUTIOUS…doesn’t mean I avoid taking risks
JUST BECAUSE I’M SMILING…doesn’t mean I’m happy
JUST BECAUSE I’M TALKING…doesn’t mean I’m saying what I want
JUST BECAUSE I’M NICE…doesn’t mean I don’t feel resentful
JUST BECAUSE I’M A PUSHOVER…doesn’t mean I won’t or can’t push back
You have the power to use words to steer a new course of direction that will relieve resentment. Blend the strengths of both Empathizer and Instigator communicators today, and you’ll notice positive changes almost immediately.
Dr. Dennis O’Grady is a family business communication consultant and couple psychologist from Dayton, Ohio. Call about Talk2Me© training at 937-428-0724.