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Are you an effective communicator?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021

Here are the major ways of communication. Identify what are you using. Being Assertive is the most efficient way. .

PASSIVE – People with this communication style often act indifferently, yielding to others. They fail to express feelings or needs while allowing others to do the same. .

Leads to misunderstanding, anger build-up or resentment. .

AGGRESIVE – They emphasise by speaking in a loud and demanding voice, maintaining intense eye contact and dominating or controlling others by blaming, intimidating, criticizing, threatening or attacking them, among other traits.


Leads to extreme dominance, making others suffer, drain a lot of energy and become socially unacceptable. .


PASSIVE- AGGRESIVE – Mixture of the both. The person appears passive on the surface, but within he or she may feel powerless or stuck, building up a resentment that leads to seething or acting out in subtle, indirect or secret ways.

Leads to disturbed internal and external relationship. .

ASSERTIVE – It features an open communication link while not being overbearing. Assertive communicators can express their own needs, desires, ideas and feelings, while also considering the needs of others. Assertive communicators aim for both sides to win in a situation, balancing one’s rights with the rights of others.

Leads to Healthy relation with others and self. Respect for humanity, work progress because of healthy relationship, high self confidence and esteem as well as improved decision making.

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