Indirect and Open
*Relaters like emails that are updates on people or that keep in
touch and let them know you're thinking of them.
*Relaters like thank you emails for almost anything: inviting them
to an office party, bringing lunch back for them or including them
on a company function. They may even send a thank you email to you
to acknowledge your thank you email.
Direct and Open
*Feel free to use exclamation points, underlining and bold
unusual fonts, several colors and graphics.
*In your text, emphasize emotion-laden, picturesque adjectives and
*Write in the same stimulating, energetic way that Socializers
*When possible, include personal anecdotes or references to shared
experiences. Socializers like postscripts and even a "P.P.S.: ____"
Indirect and Guarded
*Thinkers seek to clarify positions and address processes.
emails can be rather long and filled with information and questions,
while at the same time being somewhat indirect and intentionally
*A second type of email you can send to a Thinker is a short
communiqué with an accompanying host of enclosures, citations or
*The purpose of your emails to Thinkers is for them to to process
information in ways that maintain or enhance their position.
Direct and Guarded
*Be brief and to the point.
*Highlight your conversations or materials, but do not get into too
much detail unless necessary.
*Include specifics for your follow-through or raise questions you
need answers to... now!
*Emails should take on abbreviated forms and with little or no
strong feelings and/or tone expressed.