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Strong communication skills are vital for optimal organizational performance. Our top-selling assessment offers a user-friendly alternative to the DISC model for personality styles. "What's My Communication Style" can significantly enhance communication abilities for both you and your colleagues.

Communication Skills

Assessment, workshop, instructor-led workshop

Facilitator Guide (Print) Workbook (Print or Digital) Assessment (Print or Digital)

Individuals or organizations wishing to improve communication skills

1 hour, up to half-day


Effective communication is the lifeblood of organizations. Employees need to work together and communicate effectively to meet goals and provide value to the organization. Yet, workplace conflict remains a constant obstacle. Often, a clash in personality is to blame, largely caused by how we deliver and misinterpret messages. Without an awareness of communication style, we become susceptible to constant conflict.

What's My Communication Style is a more approachable version of the DISC model for personality style

Strong communication skills are critical if your organization is going to perform at its best, particularly during challenging times. Using the What's My Communication Style assessment will dramatically improve communication skills for yourself and everyone in your organization. If you are familiar with DISC-based personality style assessments, you will find the What's My Communication Style to be a similar but more practical and easy-to-facilitate alternative. With What's My Communication Style, you and your team will gain valuable insights and strategies for enhancing communication and working together effectively. Unlike traditional DISC-based assessments, this course offers a more practical and user-friendly approach to understanding communication styles.

The What's My Communication Style learning includes a flexible set of tools for online or in-person training. Choose from assessments, courses, and games to build a complete development plan. Starting with the statistically validated What's My Communication Style assessment, your learners will discover their communication style and the behaviors that distinguish them from their colleagues. Follow up with the virtual or in-person workshop to show learners how to "speed-read" the communication styles of others and practice flexing their communication style for optimal results.

The HRDQ Style Model forms the basis of every product in the Style Suite. It provides a simple yet powerful framework that your learners can apply to communication, leadership, teamwork, time management, coaching, learning, and sales. With the HRDQ Style Suite, you’ll affect a profound impact on performance skills in your organization.

Based upon the research of Carl Jung, William Moulton Marston, and others, What's My Communication Style profoundly improves your interactions and relationships with others. Employees at all levels will gain practical and actionable insight into their everyday communications.

How it works

Participants start by identifying a preference for one of four communication styles using a research-based and validated learning assessment. And a follow-on instructor-led workshop will teach participants how to "speed-read" the styles of colleagues and learn how to flex their personal style to improve communication.

The self-assessment of the What's My Communication Style takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals are presented with 24 statements and select the response that best represents the way they communicate. There are four response options to each statement, and each response measures one of the four personal communication styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic. Learners are then presented with a profile detailing their dominant style and scores for each style.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this assessment, participants will:

  • Identify a personal preference for one of four behavioral styles.
  • Develop an awareness of personal behavior patterns while communicating.
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each style.
  • Learn how to interact with different styles.
  • Create an action plan to apply in the workplace immediately.

Uses and applications

What's My Communication Style can be delivered as an online learning experience, in-person training event, or blended learning experience.

The assessment may be used as a standalone development tool, but is best followed by the 4-hour instructor-led course where participants reflect on their results through group discussion, application activities, and development of an action plan for improving communication skills. We also provide facilitators with a one-page outline for a shorter “lunch-and-learn” style training session.

Communication style is important training for individuals at all organizational levels. It is often included in training classes for communication, leadership, team building, supervisory skills, and conflict resolution.

What to order

NEW! - What's My Communication Workshop

The What's My Communication Style Workshop can be delivered on-site or virtually with a live instructor. The workshop offers a four-hour session where learners will take a deep dive into communication style training.

To purchase online: add this item to your cart, select a quantity of one for each class of up to 24 participants, then complete your order and check out. An HRDQ Customer Service Representative will contact you to schedule your session. You may also contact us directly to purchase and schedule your session.

Onsite Print Facilitator Guide: Order One per Trainer

The Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session, from comprehensive background information and activities to detailed instructions for administering the assessment and leading the workshop.

Every Style Suite Onsite Print Facilitator Guide comes with sample Style accessories, including 1 Style Model Wall Poster, 1 Style HRDQue Card, and 1 Sheet of Style Stickers. Additional digital Facilitator Support Materials are delivered via email upon order completion. This includes a PowerPoint Presentation, Learning Overview, Theory Background, FAQ, Certificate of Achievement, Program Evaluation, and a sample copy of the Online Assessment Report.

Onsite Print Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for up to Five Participants

The print assessment is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee the scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.

Onsite Print Workbook 5-Pack: Order One Pack for up to Five Participants

Designed as a follow up to the assessment, the workbook is intended to be used in conjunction with the Facilitator Guide for an instructor-led training experience. It allows learners to deepen their understanding of their assessment results and the HRDQ Style Model. It also includes individual and group learning activities, and a personal development plan available in digital and print formats. The digital version is included with purchase of the online assessment.

Online Assessment Credit for Administrators: Order One per Participant

You can purchase credits here for the online version of this assessment, which is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center and includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.

Is this your first time purchasing HRDQ online assessments?

Administrators with an HRDQ Assessment Center (HAC) account may purchase Online Assessment Credits above. After checkout, login to your HAC admin account to confirm receipt of your credits. If you have any issues, send us a message to support@hrdq.com.

Don't have a HAC admin account yet? Start by purchasing administrator access. After you check out, we'll add your account to the HAC portal. Note that account setup is not automated and takes up to one business day.

Self-Enrollment Online Learning or Product Evaluation: Order One per Participant

Students and individual learners may take a self-guided online version of this assessment without a facilitator, and without the requirement to setup a HRDQ Assessment Center administrator account. 

This option is also excellent for organizational trainers and consultants who want to evaluate the online assessment before inclusion in a curriculum or delivery to a larger group.

To purchase and complete a self-guided online experience, you must order your assessments from our Online Learning Self-Enrollment page.

Style Suite HRDQue Cards

An excellent takeaway for participants, each 4" x 6" HRDQue Card is a quick-reference tool that features the HRDQ Style Model, summarizes each style, and lists their characteristics. Style HRDQue Cards are available for purchase in 5-packs.

Style Suite Stickers

Style Suite Stickers are a perfect way to liven up your next session! Participants have fun and engage more when their own personality is on display. They also serve as a friendly reminder that flexing one's style is the key to effectively working with other employees. One 5-pack of Style Suite Sticker Sheets provides 100 stickers total (25 of each Style).

Style Model Wall Poster

The 17" x 22" poster can be used as a quick reference and visual aid during the workshop. The reverse side features the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model. Additional copies of the poster are available for purchase, as many facilitators tell us they like to display training posters at various locations in the workplace.

QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-Hour Virtual Coaching Session for This Product

QST is a convenient, one-hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about the facilitation of the product. And you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call and at a time of your choosing.

Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.

About the authors

The HRDQ Development Team creates soft-skill learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. At HRDQ, we believe an experiential approach is the best catalyst for adult learning. Our unique Experiential Learning Model has been the core of what we do for more than 40 years. We combine the best of organizational learning theory and proven facilitation methods with an appreciation for adult learning styles. Our philosophy initiates and inspires lasting change.


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