Communicator Types: Empathizers

Can’t talk? In my book Talk to Me, I have discovered two bold new communicator types. In fact, I’ve found that 40% of the people you work with and love are Empathizer-type communicators. Neither talk style is better or worse.

Empathizer-type communicators, or E-types for short, share many (and more) of these traits:

  1. Interpersonally SENSITIVE
  2. Huge strength of EMPATHY
  3. Listen inclusively
  4. Achilles Heel: Can become lost in fog of feeling down and blue
  5. Must overcome glass-is-half-empty negativism
  6. Relate to world through feelings…emotions as deep as the ocean
  7. Feelings get easily hurt, too thin-skinned, take things too personally
  8. Prone to pleasing too much
  9. In a power play, can mess with your emotions
  10. Natural-born relationship experts replete with people skills

You can find out your type easily by “Taking the Test” on this site. You can go from a good to great communicator in no time at all.

There are also two of the four communicator modes (Emotions, Talks) that E-types prefer to drive in as they talk to people in their blue cars on the two-way communicator highway. In training, Empathizers benefit from adopting the strengths of their opposite communicator type called Instigators.

Statistically, 40% of all people are Empathizer communators (E-types) while 60% of all people are Instigator communicators (I-types).

Dr. Dennis O’Grady is a licensed clinical psychologist from Dayton, Ohio, and the author of TALK TO ME: Communication moves to get along with anyone. He is a Clinical Professor at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, a professional relationship counselor and the founder of the Leadership Talks Program for entrepreneurial leadership development.

Tags: No tags

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.