The People Process: Understanding people is what it's all about.

Communications & Personality Type ? Judging and Perceiving

The fourth behavior dimension ? how we take Action ? Judging or Perceiving is vital to understand about one another because it is related to how we like to organize our world. Judging types prefer to decide and Perceiving types prefer to explore options. Judging types feel tension until they make a decision and Perceiving types feel tension when they feel ?pushed? into make a decision too quickly.

Communication difficulties are created between Judging and Perceiving types around the time frame for completing a project. Perceiving types often start tasks at the last minute because they are intent on gathering as much data as possible that may impact their decision and Judging types are likely to complete tasks ahead of time. Because the Judging types are focused on the deadline, they find it difficult to trust that the Perceiving types will meet the deadline.

Judging types like to plan and organize their work in a systematic manner. They rely on this structure to be able to have a feeling of accomplishment and moving forward. Perceiving types approach a project by starting at one point and making decisions along the way as they find out information and move forward. Stress can be created when Judging and Perceiving types work together unless they understand each other?s preferred style. A knowledge of the strengths of Judging types and Perceiving types can eliminate a lot of miscommunication.

Judging Types in Communication

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Strengths ? ?Just do it!?

Perceiving Types in Communication

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Strengths ? ?Have we researched this enough??

  • Are decisive
  • Share info and move forward
  • Well organized & efficient communicators
  • Provide timelines

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Communication Approach

  • Quickly make decisions, provide closure
  • Punctual & expect others to be on time
  • Like structure and schedule
  • Like to have control

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  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Open to new information
  • Create & consider lots of options
  • Easygoing approach to change

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Communication Approach

  • Include lots of data in decision-making
  • Spontaneous communication style
  • Can postpone decisions
  • See opportunity in interruptions

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