What are the styles of the people I work with and live around? How can I consciously echo back with them?
“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.” Theodore Rubin
To build rapport and enhance relations, take time to notice others’ preferred styles, and echo back in kind. Of course, you need to remain respectful—even if the other person strays from that path. You can easily pick up on the styles of others in their emails and voicemails. Watch and listen for short, bullet-point deliveries or long, detailed explanations. This will clue you into their preferred style. You may be surprised how much more smoothly your exchanges can be when you echo back their type of communication.