What Is Your Communication Style Quiz

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What Is Your Communication Style Quiz

Every individual has a distinctive way they communicate with the world. It majorly falls under four categories including, passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. Answer honestly and find out which type of communication style you have!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of communicative style do you have?
    • A. 

      I choose and make decisions for others.

    • B. 

      I feel anxious, ignored, helpless, manipulated, angry at myself and/or others.

    • C. 

      I feel confused, unclear on how to feel, I'm angry but not sure why. Later I sometimes feel guilty.

    • D. 

      I choose and make decisions for me.

  • 2. 
    What type of communicative style do you have?
    • A. 

      Other people see me as a pushover and that I don’t know what I want or how I stand on an issue.

    • B. 

      I manipulate others to choose my way.

    • C. 

      I am brutally honest.

    • D. 

      I am sensitive and caring with my honesty.

  • 3. 
    What type of communicative style do you have?
    • A. 

      If I get my own way, it is by chance.

    • B. 

      If I don’t get my way I'll make snide comments or pout and be the victim.

    • C. 

      Others view me in the exchange as angry, vengeful, distrustful and fearful.

    • D. 

      I am direct.

  • 4. 
    What type of communicative style do you have?
    • A. 

      I am self-respecting, self-expressive and straightforward.

    • B. 

      I am direct and forceful.

    • C. 

      Other people view me in an exchange as someone they need to protect themselves from and they fear being manipulated and controlled.

    • D. 

      I am inhibited.

  • 5. 
    What type of communicative style do you have?
    • A. 

      I convert win-lose situations to win-win ones.

    • B. 

      I am self-enhancing and derogatory.

    • C. 

      I tend towards indirectness with the air of being direct.

    • D. 

      I allow others to choose and make decisions for me.

  • 6. 
    What type of communicative style do you have?
    • A. 

      I am willing to compromise and negotiate.

    • B. 

      I am emotionally dishonest.

    • C. 

      I am self-enhancing but not straight forward about it.

    • D. 

      Others feel humiliated, defensive, resentful and hurt around me.

  • 7. 
    What type of communication style do you have?
    • A. 

      Others feel guilty or superior and frustrated with me.

    • B. 

      In win-lose situations I will make the opponent look bad or manipulate it so I win.

    • C. 

      I'll participate in a win-lose situation only if I'll win.

    • D. 

      I feel confident, self-respecting, goal-oriented, and valued. Later I may feel a sense of accomplishment.

  • 8. 
    What type of communication style do you have?
    • A. 

      Others feel valued and respected.

    • B. 

      I demand my own way.

    • C. 

      Others feel confused, frustrated, not sure who you are or what you stand for or what to expect next.

    • D. 

      I am indirect and deny myself.

  • 9. 
    What type of communication style do you have?
    • A. 

      My underlying belief is that I should never make someone uncomfortable or displeased except myself.

    • B. 

      I appear honest but underlying comments confuse the situation

    • C. 

      I feel righteous, superior, and controlling; later I may feel guilty.

    • D. 

      Others view me with respect, trust and understand where I stand.

  • 10. 
    What type of communication style do you have?
    • A. 

      The outcome is that others achieve their goals at my expense. My rights are violated.

    • B. 

      My underlying belief is that I need to fight to be heard and respected. If that means I need to manipulate, be passive or aggressive, so be it.

    • C. 

      My underlying belief system is that I have to put others down to protect myself

    • D. 

      My underlying belief is that I have a responsibility to protect my own rights. I respect others, but not necessarily their behavior.

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