Meet Chloe. Chloe is a thinker. She understands the value of solid preparation. For example, Chloe writes her to-do list at the end of each day so that she is organized for the following day. She sometimes reviews her to-do list in the morning to make she didn’t miss anything. She wants to get it right. Although some of her coworkers get frustrated waiting for her to return emails, answer questions, or make decisions, it’s important to her to think things through first. If you asked those who work with Chloe what they appreciate about her, they would say her attention to detail prevents the team from taking dangerous shortcuts. Chloe is an Analytical communicator.

How can someone tell a person is an Analytical?

Keep in mind, not all Analyticals are created the same, so be careful of stereotyping. If you think you know someone who is an Analytical communicator, use these tips to improve your interactions.


  1. Don’t rush. Build in enough lead time for them to think before getting what you need.
  2. Back it up. Have support (facts, statistics, proof) for what you say.
  3. Be organized. Be systematic and know what direction you are going.
  4. Listen more. Allow them to share details and background.
  5. Be thorough. Know the goal and be able to explain the why, how, who, and when.

NOTE: I have only included a snippet of the assertiveness and responsiveness behaviors of an Analytical and what can be done to communicate better with a person of this style. To use this model effectively I recommend:

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