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
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
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.
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,
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...