Before looking at the pros/positives and cons/negatives of each social personality styles that are here, let it be said that these social styles are generalizations of how one MIGHT act or be in CERTAIN situations . It is NOT how one would ALWAYS act. People have the power of choice on how they wish to be and act.
Each social style has attractive qualities, as well as, dark qualities. For example, a knowledgeable person can come across as being a know-it-all. Be aware that everyone has their positives and negatives. Often these traits balance out; and, understanding both sides of these social styles assists a person to acquire an appreciation for all people.
Positives: knowledgeable, intellectual, industrious, gifted, deep thinker, inquisitive, analytical, competent, highly observant, conscientious, great with words, gives sincere praise, innovative, inventive, loyal, aesthetic, visionary, idealistic, orderly, self-disciplined, rational, attentive to detail, hard-working, conceptual, determined, deliberate, independent, expedient, private, fascinating
Negatives: unemotional, critical, unrealistic, arrogant, sarcastic, egocentric, indecisive, legalistic, picky, unsociable, too abstract, skeptical, stubborn, workaholic, perfectionist, uncooperative, show-off, impatient, caustic, eccentric
Positives: efficient, self-confident, decisive, stable, practical, realistic, responsible, dependable, conservative, linear thinker, prepared, loyal, honest, respectful, productive, organized, thorough, consistent, traditional, punctual, sees big picture, leader, courageous, active, optimistic, strong-willed, independent, focused, proactive
Negatives: pushy, bossy, insensitive, inconsiderate, domineering, resentful, opinionated, harsh, proud, tough, hostile, inflexible, unimaginative, controlling, overly predictable, close-mindedness, rigid, hurried, prickly, stubborn, impatient
Positives: diplomatic, willing, agreeable, easy-going, likable, respectful, reluctant leader, compassionate, concerned, imaginative, supportive, optimistic, patient, level-headed, calm, friendly, mediator, great communicator, intuitive, genuine, good listener, good counselor, enthusiastic, passionate (about causes), flexible, peacemaker
Negatives: co-dependent, smothering, martyr, unrealistic, lenient, self-doubting, indecisive, awkward, avoids conflict, emotional, easily hurt, busy-body, giving too much advice, withdrawn, fearful, too idealistic, overly involved, nosy, conforming, unsure
Positives: outgoing, ambitious, charismatic, friendly, stimulating, responsive, conversationalist, enthusiastic, carefree, compassionate, dramatic, generous, good sense of humor, calm in chaos, spontaneous, quick thinker, creative, flexible, direct, stylish, motivating, fun, resourceful, great performer, confident, convincing
Negatives: restless, impulsive, manipulative, ignores rules, disorganized, insecure, unproductive, unrealistic, unpredictable, weak-willed, excitable, undisciplined, obnoxious, loud, reactive, exaggerates, egotistical, overly risky, flamboyant, unreliable
- What’s Your Social Style? (akissofbliss.wordpress.com)
- Negative-Positive Life Moments (bonifaceevarist.wordpress.com)