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Adjusting to Other People's Styles - Prescriptions for Flexibility

The following suggestions will help you adapt to other people's behavioral styles when you are dealing with customers.

RELATERS
Indirect and Open

NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT: How it will affect their personal circumstances
DO IT WITH: Warmth
SAVE THEM: Conflict
TO FACILITATE DECISION-MAKING PROVIDE: Personal service and assurances
LIKES YOU TO BE: Pleasant
SUPPORT THEIR: Feelings
CREATE THIS ENVIRONMENT: Personal
MAINTAIN THIS PACE: Slow/relaxed
FOCUS ON THIS PRIORITY: The relationship/Communication
AT PLAY BE: Casual and cooperative
USE TIME TO: Develop the relationship
WRITE THIS WAY: Warm and friendly
ON THE TELEPHONE BE: Warm and pleasant
SOCIALIZERS
Direct and Open

NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT: How it enhances their status and visibility
DO IT WITH: Flair
SAVE THEM: Effort
TO FACILITATE DECISION-MAKING PROVIDE: Testimonials and incentives
LIKES YOU TO BE: Stimulating
SUPPORT THEIR: Ideas
CREATE THIS ENVIRONMENT: Enthusiastic
MAINTAIN THIS PACE: Fast/spontaneous
FOCUS ON THIS PRIORITY: The relationship/Interaction
AT PLAY BE: Spontaneous and playful
USE TIME TO: Enjoy the interaction
WRITE THIS WAY: Informal and dramatic
ON THE TELEPHONE BE: Conversational and playful
THINKERS
Indirect and Guarded

NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT: How they can justify it logically/How it works
DO IT WITH: Accuracy
SAVE THEM: Embarrassment
TO FACILITATE DECISION-MAKING PROVIDE: Data and documentation
LIKES YOU TO BE: Precise
SUPPORT THEIR: Procedures
CREATE THIS ENVIRONMENT: Serious
MAINTAIN THIS PACE: Slow/systematic
FOCUS ON THIS PRIORITY: The task/The process
AT PLAY BE: Structured/Play by the rules
USE TIME TO: Ensure accuracy
WRITE THIS WAY: Detailed and precise
ON THE TELEPHONE BE: Businesslike and precise
DIRECTORS
Direct and Guarded

NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT: What it does/By when/What it costs
DO IT WITH: Conviction
SAVE THEM: Time
TO FACILITATE DECISION-MAKING PROVIDE: Options with supporting analysis
LIKES YOU TO BE: To the point
SUPPORT THEIR: Goals
CREATE THIS ENVIRONMENT: Businesslike
MAINTAIN THIS PACE: Fast/decisive
FOCUS ON THIS PRIORITY: The task/The results
AT PLAY BE: Competitive and aggressive
USE TIME TO: Act efficiently
WRITE THIS WAY: Short and to the point
ON THE TELEPHONE BE: Short and to the point

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