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Nov 23, 2017

Becky and Diana discuss 4 of their favorite communication frameworks and how becoming acquainted with them can help you navigate the Holidays.

When we know more about how people communicate and how they receive communications everyone has a more enjoyable experience. The language in the explanations of each type also gives us clues about how to talk to various people. 

  • DISC Styles
    • D - Director: Makes sure everyone is doing their part and keeps things on track.
    • I - Initiator: Keeps things fun. The social butterfly flying around the room.
    • S - Relator: Keeper of the traditions, mediator, and connector.
    • C - Analyzer: Makes sure nothing is forgotten. 
  • Gretchen Rubin’s 4 Tendencies
    • Rebel - They get there when they get there.
    • Obliger - Give them specifics and they are there on time.
    • Upholder - Will be there exactly on time.
    • Questioners - Want to know why you want them there at that time.

 5 Love Languages

    • Words of Affirmation - Appreciate compliments and thank you notes.
    • Acts of Service - Appreciate help in the kitchen or clearing the table.
    • Gifts - Appreciate Hostess gifts.
    • Quality Time - Hangout with the host/hostess as they prepare.
    • Physical Touch - Be aware of boundaries.



Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies:

5 Love Languages: