Their result for The What Type of Communicator Are You? Test ...

7 passive, 9 passive-aggressive, 11 aggressive, 26 assertive

The communication type on which you scored the highest is your dominant style. Of course, we all use each of the four styles at varying points in time, depending upon the circumstances in which we're involved. Still, the assertive style is the most desirable in any communicator; descriptions of each are as follows:

PASSIVE - The passive person is indirect, anxious, and inhibited. You often do not address problems, and very rarely do you stand up for yourself. Your boundaries are poor, and therefore other people often respond by taking advantage of you or completely ignoring you. Beware, though, because you're prone to the "pressure cooker effect," whereby you explode over something seemingly irrelevant.

PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE - The passive-aggressive person is also indirect, and may even sound passive...at first. However, you are quite hostile in nature, and tend to want to "get even" with those who have wronged you. You do this very sneakily though, drawing as little attention to yourself as possible. You favor manipulation and deception, and would rather tell everyone *else* what is bothering you than the person with whom you actually have a beef. Sarcasm and hostile gestures are also your most common tools of communication.

AGGRESSIVE - The aggressive person is threatening toward others. You're all about getting your way and being heard -- no matter what. You're frequently loud, demanding, bossy, blaming, and sarcastic. You may get your own way in the end, but it's usually at the cost of the respect of those around you. You don't talk to people; you intimidate them into meeting your needs, and have no respect for their boundaries.

ASSERTIVE - The assertive person is confident, clear, and in control. You speak with an even tone, and respect the boundaries of those around you. You try to address problems by offering solutions and working toward compromise whenever possible. You're able to state your needs without any expectation of their being fulfilled, as you know that ultimately you do not control other people. You are perceived as a threat by the passive-aggressive person, as you are direct, open, and honest. You may be perceived as intimidating to the passive person but more so because he/she wants to be more like you.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • PS Distribution

    They scored 7% on PS, higher than 25% of your peers.

  • PS-AG Distribution

    They scored 9% on PS-AG, higher than 54% of your peers.

  • AG Distribution

    They scored 11% on AG, higher than 60% of your peers.

  • AS Distribution

    They scored 26% on AS, higher than 69% of your peers.

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