Planner (SJ-Gold) Communication Style

Purposeful and Procedural

When communicating, Planners tend to be goal oriented. Generally, they initiate a conversation to get specifics so they can fulfill their responsibilities. They like to communicate things in chronological order, step by step. If you interrupt a Planner while they are explaining something, they are likely to start all over from the beginning. Planners like to complete their thoughts before switching subjects.

Planner (SJ) Communication Style

In conversation, the Planner Communication Style naturally tracks the following aspects:

  • Do we have a clear plan, next steps?
  • Is there a proven track record to learn from?
  • What is the responsible thing to do?
  • Completion date?

Tips for Communicating with Planners

  • Be prepared, give details
  • Stay on target, be consistent
  • Show respect, don’t interrupt
  • Recognize their contributions

In conversation, the Planner Communication Style naturally tracks the following aspects:

  • Do we have a clear plan, next steps?
  • Is there a proven track record to learn from?
  • What is the responsible thing to do?
  • Completion date?

Tips for Communicating with Planners

  • Be prepared, give details
  • Stay on target, be consistent
  • Show respect, don’t interrupt
  • Recognize their contributions

Learn about each Communication Style by clicking on the icons below.

Connector (NF) Communication Style
Planner (SJ) Communication Style
Thinker (NT) Communication Style
Mover (SP) Communication Style

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