What’s Your Communication Style?

What’s Your Communication Style?

Hello Navy Gang!

What is the number one piece of advice all couples and relationships gurus will tell you?

"Make sure you communicate."

"Communication is key."

There are four main communication styles are passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive and assertive. There is a newly added communication style, which is manipulative.

A communication style is the way you interact and exchange information with other people. A communication style is not just about the words we use but includes the facial expressions, body language, and the deeper meaning or intention behind our words, and it can have a huge impact on the quality of our relationships. 

Good communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship. From romantic partners, friends to co-workers, the ability to communicate well is essential for a happy and effective relationship.

Let's hop into the communication styles:

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Passive

Passive Communication is a style in which individuals have developed a pattern of avoiding expressing their opinions or feelings.

Aggressive

Aggressive communication is a style in which individuals express their feelings and opinions and advocate for their needs in a way that violates the rights of others.

Passive-aggressive

Passive-aggressive is a style in which individuals appear passive on the surface but are really acting out anger in a subtle, indirect, or behind-the-scenes way.

Assertive

Assertive Communication is a style in which individuals clearly state their opinions and feelings, and firmly advocate for their rights and needs without violating the rights of others.

Manipulative 

Manipulative Communication is style indirectly asking for their needs to be met, and making the other person feel sorry or obliged to help them. 

They say Assertive is the healthiest communication style. After reading the different types, where do you fall? What can you do to make your communication better?

We encourage you to take time to yourself and have a conversation about how you communicate your thoughts and feelings, then sit and share with your partner.

Good communication not only helps you get to know each other, but it builds trust, helps resolve misunderstandings, and removes assumptions.

With open, honest communication between you and your partner, reminding  each other of the reason for falling in love will be easy.

Happy Communicating Navy Gang!