Communication Styles Worksheet


Communication styles are the tools we all use to communicate. It is how we choose to communicate directly or indirectly.

Communication styles are the ways we give and receive information.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Everyone has a unique communication style. The four main communication styles are: 

  1. Passive Communication

Passive communicators are usually quiet and don’t seek attention. They usually fail to express their feelings or needs, allowing others to express themselves.

It is mostly characterized by people who are easy-going, people-pleasing, and self-effacing.

  1. Aggressive Communication

Aggressive communicators are known to express their thoughts and feelings and tend to dominate conversations.

This type of communication style is intimidating, argumentative, and hostile.

People with this kind of communication style are concerned with winning and believe their opinions to be more important than those of others.

  1. Passive-Aggressive Communication

This communication style is a combination of elements from the passive communication style and the aggressive communication style.

Passive-aggressive communicators appear easy-going on the surface but have more aggressive motivations (anger, frustration, powerlessness, resentment) driving their actions.

Passive-aggressive communicators will usually undermine your efforts even after giving your verbal assurance.

  1. Assertive Communication

This is the most respectful and productive type of communication. It is clear, upfront, and direct without being disrespectful or rude.

Assertive communicators will usually share their thoughts and ideas confidently in a respectful and polite manner. They do not allow emotions to cloud their judgement or influence their communication styles.

Assertive communicators have the ability to make others feel comfortable.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you understand the different types of communication styles and which style best describes you.

Additionally, this worksheet will help you become a more effective key communicator by changing your communication styles to ensure your message is heard and understood.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

Use this worksheet when you want to understand your style of communication and others’ preferred communication styles.

You can also use this worksheet when you want to practice how to become an assertive communicator.

This worksheet is your self-evaluation kit to improve your communication styles.


Communication Styles Worksheet

  1. What is your communication style?
  1. Has your communication style interfered with your professional or social relationship in any way?

If yes, how?

  1. Has anyone (colleagues, friends, or family members) ever complained about your communication style? 

If yes, explain.

  1. Identify ways you can learn to convey your message with respect and confidence.
  1. How do you practice active listening?
  1. List different ways you can encourage others to share their ideas.
  1. How do you exercise clear communication channels among your colleagues, friends and family members?
  1. Identify different ways in which you can train yourself to become an assertive communicator.

This activity can be done every day before going to bed.


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