Thinker (NT-Green) Communication Style

Objective and Strategic

When communicating, Thinkers tend to reflect upon a conversation before responding. They like to analyze what they have just heard, explore the many ways they could respond, and choose the reply that most accurately and pertinently expresses their thoughts on the matter. Their goal is to obtain information so they can figure out, fix, improve, or invent something as a result.

Thinker (NT) Communication Style

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

  • Can we fix a problem or improve something?
  • Is there something here that can be expanded and lead to new ideas?
  • Is there knowledge to be gained from this topic?
  • Are we speaking objectively, are the things being discussed factual?

Tips for Communicating with Thinkers

  • Skip the “small talk”
  • Give big picture or point first, then fill in details
  • Allow them time to think before responding
  • Don’t misinterpret their inquiry as interrogation

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

  • Can we fix a problem or improve something?
  • Is there something here that can be expanded and lead to new ideas?
  • Is there knowledge to be gained from this topic?
  • Are we speaking objectively, are the things being discussed factual?

Tips for Communicating with Thinkers

  • Skip the “small talk”
  • Give big picture or point first, then fill in details
  • Allow them time to think before responding
  • Don’t misinterpret their inquiry as interrogation

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