We’re all trying to communicate something. My point (ha!) today is that is pays to figure out what mode or style of communication we use to convey messages to the world. Whether it’s tied to our personalities or methods that have been modeled most often to us, it’s likely we readily engage in a routine form of expression.
Leading me to the big question of the hour…what’s your point?
Known to prefer writing to speaking, the ballpoint believes in the permanence of words—the value of expression on the page.
Point of Honor
Looking out for numero uno, this person tries to come off spit and polished, a Jack or Jill of all trades when it comes to well, just about everything.
According to Webster’s, this breed is “characterized by its assumption of the classic stance…” translating to the one who chooses the safe thing to say, dancing around confrontation to express primarily what others want to hear. Classic.
The interpoint punctuates their every thought, making sure every notion is understood. They pause before moving on.
Seen the movie? A laid back, casual form of expression. Surf’s up, Keanu-style.
This individual directs or sets up conversation. They ask a lot of questions and love to experience the brilliant exchange of thoughts and ideas. Slam dunk.
Pinpoint or Knifepoint
What starts as a pin grows to a knife. Words, meant for power and effect, come out of the knifepoint like tiny shards of glass, morphing into pointed daggers. Wounding.
Point of View
The POV communicator is always assessing where others are coming from. Self-reflective, empathetic, and intuitive, this well-read (ha!) person immerses themselves in a deeper understanding of information exchange.
Tease, tease with a little splash of sarcasm.
Out to win the conversation, the match point seeks to one-up anyone who’ll humor them by tolerating their 24/7, all topics fair game, competitive nature.
Point of No Return
No filter. Let it all hang out. Diarrhea of the mouth. These terms are all too familiar to the Point of No Return communicator.
“Headlines only.” Only says what’s necessary. Must find solution. Means to AN END!
So…what’s your point?
*Thrilled to be guest posting over at Heather Day Gilbert’s today. Swing by to read about the ABCs of Creating an Engaging Blog
**photo by stockXCHNG
***sick child at home today. hoping to get around to blogs, but I might be on nurse duty all day...