An aggressive communicator easily expresses their opinion. It is natural for aggressive communicators to advocate for their own ideas. Aggressive communicators are fast thinkers and quick to respond – sometimes too quick. 30% of people are primarily aggressive in their communication style.
Aggressive communicators often think out loud so during coach training practicing and further developing listening skills is essential. Coaching certification teaches coaches to model clear, direct, and respectful communication. In addition to modeling effective communication, coaches partner with their clients to enhance the client’s communication skills in other interactions. This is done by asking powerful coaching questions such as:
- How are your comments perceived by others?
- How do you want to be perceived?
- How does your impact on others influence your long-term possibilities?
- What difference does your approach make?
- How can you effectively say what you want?
- What is a respectful approach?
- How do you invite others to engage in the conversation?
- How do you benefit when others engage too?
- What is important for others when talking with you?
- How can you create a win/win?
- What are the benefits to you of effective communication?
Ideally these questions create awareness for aggressive clients around the impact they have on others and what that means for their own long term opportunities. 30% of people are primarily aggressive in their communication style.