You Are a Demonstrator
For you, relationships with other people are the most important things in your life. You love travel, spontaneous adventures, and getting out of the house, but it’s seeing people that really fulfills you. You’re a bottomless well of energy and you want everyone around you to be happy.
When a loved one, or even a random stranger, needs you, you help, almost without thinking. You hate conflict and wish that everyone could just be kind and friendly all the time. You live in the present, neither dwelling on past mistakes nor worrying too much about the future.
People sometimes call you a free spirit, a cheerleader, a diplomat, or a social butterfly. You care more about helping people get along than you do about winning, and you often let your needs and wishes take a back seat to the needs and wants of the people around you. When you’re communicating with other personality types, you excel at brainstorming and forging consensus. However, your fear of conflict can mean that your own needs go unmet, and your lack of attention to planning or detail can derail conversations and decision making.
In the sections below, you’ll learn how to use your strengths and minimize your weaknesses in conversations with other types of communicators.
Institute on Aging Blog
Karyn Skultety, PhD
Executive Director, Openhouse SF