SOCIAL STYLE®: Amiable Style

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Snapshot of the Amiable Style

People with an Amiable Style openly display their feelings to others. They appear less demanding and generally more agreeable than others. They are interested in achieving a rapport with others who often describe them as informal, casual and easy going.


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Identifying someone’s SOCIAL STYLE is straightforward when you know what to look for. But the key to working effectively with others is putting your Style knowledge to use.

  1. Approach conflict carefully
  2. Get to know them
  3. Consider their perspectives
  4. Draw out their opinions
  5. Handle issues in private
  6. Always be courteous

ABCs of the Amiable Style

A. Actions Toward Others The Amiable Style is the most “people oriented” of the four Styles. To this Style, people count as people rather than a way to achieve results or recognition. The Amiable person prefers cooperating or collaborating with others to competing with them.

B. Best Use of Time The Amiable Style person tends to move slowly with less time discipline. They prefer to avoid direct confrontations. They want time for small talk and socializing before moving to the matter at hand.

C. Customary Approach to Decisions-Making The Amiable Style person values the input of others. Their decision-making process can be influenced by others. They are not risk-takers and attempt to reduce risk by ensuring actions will not damage ongoing personal relationships.
Each SOCIAL STYLE has unique behavioral preferences and that means some strengths and some challenges. Learn more in this two-minute video.