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Recognizing Communication Process

How we organize our experience produces different communication styles. Our communication process is the sequence in which we think, feel, and act. Each individual has a unique sequence that reflects the way they communicate. Each sequence has its way of initiating, validating and completing the Communication Process. As each person experiences thinking, feeling and action, it is the sequence of these that creates seven unique styles of communication. Based on this sequence, we end up focusing on particular ways to communicate that leads to problems when we have different priorities in our communication process. Words mean different things to people who are focusing on their thinking, feeling, or acting in the moment. Our communication, therefore, is only easy and fluid when we are with those who share the same sequence. Misunderstandings abound with people who deny our communications in ways similar to our parents.

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How To See Communication Process

How we organize our experience produces different communication styles. Our communication process is the sequence in which we think, feel, and act. Each individual has a unique sequence that reflects the way they communicate. Each sequence has its way of initiating, validating and completing the Communication Process. As each person experiences thinking, feeling and action, it is the sequence of these that creates seven unique styles of communication. Based on this sequence, we end up focusing on particular ways to communicate that leads to problems when we have different priorities in our communication process. Words mean different things to people who are focusing on their thinking, feeling, or acting in the moment. Our communication, therefore, is only easy and fluid when we are with those who share the same sequence. Misunderstandings abound with people who deny our communications in ways similar to our parents.

In the United States, over the last fifty years, the predominant Communication sequences have been Think, Feel, Act and Feel, Think, Act. Our education system is built around these two sequences. In the last thirty years, there have been a growing number of Think, Act, Feel and Feel, Act, Think individuals, who have rebelled against this system because it does not serve them. Each sequence has its unique purpose and contribution to make in our Authentic Life Expression:

Think, Feel, Act methodical step by step “insightfulness”
Think, Act, Feel structured, quick response, action orientation
Feel, Think, Act holistic, instant, imprecise knowing of what to do
Feel, Act, Think feeling into what is the right action, then considering what worked
Act, Feel, Think leap first, then feel, then figure out why it worked
Act, Think, Feel shoot first, ask questions later, then feel to determine if you like it
Simultaneous And Equal present and able to respond to others to meet or reflect them

Simultaneous and Equal individuals are rare, comprising less than 1% of the population

What is behind Thinking is that communication has content; structure, details or information, which makes the communication useful. Think-first individuals are precise and truth-seeking and they communicate through word choices. Behind a Feeling is a large context (a big picture) of how things relate to each other or fit together). Feel-first individuals (who speak through tonality) reflect the premise that it is the interaction itself that is meaningful. They seek harmony. Behind Action is the intent (reflected by action) that demonstrates that our motives have purpose and direction. Act-first individuals let their actions speak for them because they resist speaking for no purpose. Each sequence, therefore, establishes a framework where we focus on part of the communication and not the full communication process. For example, an individual who is a feel, think, act, would initially listen for the big picture or context - seeking the emotional truths around them - before being willing to engage the intellectual content (details) or intent (motive). In addition to the pictures we will show to distinguish individuals, we will also discuss a new term called Communication Effectiveness.


Facilitators: Larry Byram & Sandra Jaquith
Prerequisites: Creative Uniqueness (recommended)
Class Schedule: Saturday, October 18th, 2018
Location: 2945 Center Green Court, Ste. E, Boulder, CO 80301
Class Times: 6 to 9pm MST