Welcome to part 2 in our 4 part series on communication styles. If you haven’t yet, take a minute and downloaded the style survey from our website and score yourself. Taking the style assessment will have you understand more about what we are referring to in this discussion and you’ll know which style is your primary style, which can provide new insights into your effectiveness.
The first video in this series focused on the Envisioner style, those who are focused on imagining and creating the future. The focus of this 2nd video is on the Analyzer style. Remember, none of us are made up of just one style; usually we are some combination of a few of them. It’s a bit like being ambidextrous. Learning about the Analyzer style can help you influence, negotiate, and over all just deal better with those analytical kind of people or understand your own tendencies from a new perspective.
Analyzers are people who:
1. think logically
2. focus on facts
3. make decisions based on rational logical information
4. like attention to detail and problem solving
Typical Occupations. Analyzers are often accountants, software engineers, IT programmers, scientists, and physicians, and of course other occupations that require problem solving and strong attention to detail. You can tell an Analyzer by the way their closet looks at home as their shirts are most likely organized by color and their clothes are often grouped together by category; dress shirts lined up with other dress shirts, sport shirts next to each other, socks folded by color and shoes lined up neatly on the floor. At the office, Analyzers desks are neat and organized with few, if any, piles of papers on their desk. The Analyzer has trouble working in a messy space and is distracted by the clutter, so they often clean it off before even starting to work.
Whether you are logical and detail oriented or someone you work or live with is, learning how to navigate and leverage this style will level-up your leadership and communication effectiveness.