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What is your communication style?

What is your communication style? Are you passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive or assertive?


Passive communication can be damaging to your self-esteem, and also to relationships. An aggressive communication style can lead to people resenting you, avoiding you and even opposing you. Assertiveness is the halfway point between passive and aggressive – just the right balance.


Effects of passive communication:

❌Stress

❌Resentment

❌Seething anger

❌Poor self esteem

❌Feelings of victimisation


Effects of Aggressive Communication:

❌People may resent you, avoid you, oppose you

❌Not harmonious work atmosphere

❌Lack of buy in from staff

❌Higher absences & sickness in staff

❌Higher staff turnover


Learning to be more assertive can help you:

🌟Gain self-confidence and self-esteem

🌟Understand and recognise your feelings

🌟Earn respect from others

🌟Improve communication

🌟Create win-win situations

🌟Improve decision-making skills

🌟Create honest relationships

🌟Gain more job satisfaction

🌟Create a more harmonious & less toxic work atmosphere


Have a look at the image below. Where do you see your communication style sits? Where do you need more work?



The next Assertive Leadership Course starts in September. Contact Malarvilie for the full brochure. 10% discount if you book before 1st July!

Contact Malarvilie here mal@malcpd.com



Malarvilie is a former senior leader and history teacher. As an Education Consultant and Executive Coach she supports leadership development through InstituteLM recognised leadership and coaching skills courses. Contact her now if you'd like a complimentary 30 min coaching call to discuss some of the above.


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