The D-style is the most aggressive and assertive of the four styles. D-styles tend to be quite competitive and results-oriented. As a result, you may identify D-styles as being quite aggressive, blunt and even rude. Under pressure they can appear to have a lack of concern for others. They do not want to lose control. D-styles want to be in charge and have the power.

Check out this short 2-min video to learn more about D-Style:

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Top tips for communicating with a D-Style:


  • Be direct
  • Give immediate feedback
  • Concentrate on the subject
  • Act quickly
  • Provide alternatives


  • Provide too much information
  • Talk too much
  • Lose focus
  • Take issues personally
  • Slow down

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