Learn How to Capitalize on Your Personality Style

Personality style plays an essential role in all facets of organizational life. It determines how people communicate, manage others, and work as a team. It also drives career choices, performance track records, and workplace culture. Learning what your personality style is and how to use it to work with others is essential.

Discover everything you need to know about personality style with the HRDQ Style Suite. This is a full line of easy-to-use personality style assessment solutions that shed light on key organizational aspects, including communication, leadership, team building, sales, time management, coaching, and more.

The HRDQ Style Model

The power behind the HRDQ Style Suite lies within a simple, but effective, model. Based on William Marston's theory of Human Behavior, the style model defines personal style in four terms:

Direct, Spirited, Considerate, Systematic

Each of these has a combination of two dimensions, assertiveness and expressiveness.

Assertiveness is the amount of energy and effort a person invests in controlling and influencing the thoughts and actions of others. Highly assertive people are active, confident, and forward, while people with low assertiveness are attentive, process-focused, and like to deliberate.

Expressiveness is the amount of energy and effort a person invests in displaying their own emotions. Highly expressive people are social, emotional, and animated. People with low levels of expressiveness are private, independent, and focused.

The meaning behind these four personality style terms is the key to unlocking what drives human behavior. The simplicity of the model makes facilitation easy for trainers — and training memorable for individuals. There isn’t an easier, more powerful way to understand how personality impacts life, both personal and professional.

Why Train on Personality Style?

Personality style training helps people understand why others act the way that they do. Knowing how personality styles work will allow you to:

  • See how style affects behavior in the workplace
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each style
  • Learn how to interact with different styles
  • Be able to "speed-read" another person's dominant personality style
  • Understand how to "flex" your style to better communicate with others

Your audience will discover things they never knew about themselves, and they can use the information gleaned from the assessment to improve their performance, build rapport with others, and achieve greater success on the job.

EDIT: Learn more! [link to infographic] We might want to instead link to the WMCS case study here—showing how training with the product caused workplace success.

Choose from 8 versions of the Style Suite

The HRDQ Style Suite is a collection of eight titles providing a comprehensive selection of easy-to-use personality style assessment solutions that shed light on key aspects of organizational life, from communication and leadership to team building, coaching, sales, time management, and more.

What's My Style

What's My Style is a personality style assessment for management development training. Individuals will identify personality style, improve their people skills, learn how personality drives behavior, and improve interpersonal interactions.

What's My Communication Style

Our all-time best-selling assessment, What's My Communication Style builds an understanding of personality style, communication, and their effects on your colleagues. It teaches how to identify an individual's dominant communication style and the behaviors that distinguish it.

What's My Leadership Style

What's My Leadership Style shows how an increased awareness of personal style can lead to success. Leaders will discover a practical mental framework to build upon, see how to assess and adjust their own actions, learn how to interpret the behavior of others, and improve their ability to win respect.

What's My Coaching Style

What's My Coaching Style measures an individual's preference for one or more basic behavioral styles, and helps individuals learn how to adapt their behavior to improve interpersonal relationships, develop rapport, and, ultimately, become more effective coaches.

What's My Team Member Style

What's My Team Member Style identifies team member personality styles and develops the interpersonal skills needed for teamwork. Individuals will better understand their behavior, learn how to adapt it to improve interpersonal relationships, and develop rapport with others.

What's My Selling Style

What's My Selling Style allows salespeople to learn their own personal selling style and flex it to match their clients' personal style – leading to more revenue. They will learn how to identify personal style, pinpoint their clients' styles, and then make adjustments where necessary.

What's My Learning Style

What's My Learning Style is an effective tool that accurately identifies a preference for one of four learning styles, allowing individuals to discover how to maximize the strengths of that style, overcome any potential trouble spots, and develop the ability to function using a variety of different styles.

What's My Time Style

What's My Time Style is a quick and easy-to-use tool for identifying one’s personal time management style. With this knowledge, individuals learn how to make their style work to their advantage and better understand how to work with others who manage their time differently.

Style Suite Add-Ons

Style Play

StylePlay allows participants to identify preferred styles - either their own, those of other participants, or those of famous people.

Playing with Style

Playing with Style motivates people to take an active role in the mastery of personal styles. The games provide a wide variety of interactive training activities and learning experiences.

Personality Style Toolkit

A collection of 20 fast and fun training exercises uses such methods as self-reflection and role play to illustrate how personality style impacts key skills such as team building, communication, coaching, sales, and time management.

Take a Free Assessment

The HRDQ Style Suite is an excellent way to introduce personality style and to help others understand why people act the way they do. Your audience will discover things they never knew about themselves, and they’ll learn how to use personality to improve their performance, build rapport with others, and achieve greater success on the job. Sign up for a free take of the assessment to see for yourself.

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