Help I'm a Perfectionist!

Perfectionist and analytical communicators

My passion is teaching people how to communicate authentically and effectively in any situation.  The last but not least of the four communication styles is the perfectionist or analytical style.  This amazing style is all about procedures, processes and systems.  This style makes they life hard by expecting perfection.  Not an easy way to be....

They are all about getting things right.  If you know someone with this style they are more reserved and task focused.  They are great at details, probably love stationary (known from personal experience) and are highly organized in many ways.  

In workshops its evident who the Analytical style is, as they are the ones who find any spelling errors or grammatical issues in my handouts or workbooks, (not that there is that many…..)  Gotta love them!

These guys are fearful of their work being criticized, how could they not be when perfection is their benchmark.  However, beware of criticizing their work as they put a lot of effort into it being right.  It hurts them intensely if they are corrected, especially if it is not done gently.  

If you are working with someone with this style they will love details, if you challenge their facts you will need to provide statistical backup because they do know their stuff.  I know one Analytical person who reads the Australian Taxation website for fun (I have a headache just thinking about that).  They prefer a quiet and consistent work environment where any changes are explained, where they can excel in their technical expertise.

These guys are the polar opposite of the playful influencing style, they are not warm and demonstrative, they prefer tasks above people, they wont hug you in public; like an influencer would!  However, if you need a job done that requires detail, high standards and quality, look no further. 

This style does not care so much for fun, they love rules, processes, and order- without it there would be complete chaos!  As you can imagine, if you know this style and don't understand them, you could be having some frustrations.  

These guys are very good at critiquing and correcting people (but they don’t mean to be rude they just cannot stand things not being right).  If you need order in your chaos, they will sort you out.

So we have now covered all four communication styles.  I trust you have seen the strengths in each.  We need each style for it's unique differences.  No one style is above or better than the others.  We are all different and each of us brings incredible value.  Let's be united by the differences - when we do this we can truly change the world in a better way!

If you are an analytical or perfectionist communicator and are struggling checkout our resources page or contact us with your specific questions.  For training to learn more about your style and how to get the most out of your relationships then get in touch.

If you would love to understand yourself or others more learn about your Communication DNA, what makes you and others tick, you'll be amazed at how much you will learn!

For resources to help you Build on your Communication skills you can;

Learn your Communication DNA - uncover the uniqueness that makes you, you

Harness your Communication strengths - learn to understand and Harness your strengths as a Communicator.  This course will help you to understand your strengths, your needs, your challenges, your stress response, and what to do about it to improve your communication. 

Become and Enlightened Communicator - take a deeper look at the other Communication DNA styles to improve Communication and close the Communication Gap.

If you are struggling with Difficult people, take our course that will teach you how to harness your strengths and build a foundation of understanding to deal more effectively with this common problem.

Until next time, Care, Connect and be a Courageous Communicator.

Let’s change our world for the better one conversation at a time.