SOCIAL STYLE®: Driving Style

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Snapshot of the Driving Style

People with a Driving Style are seen by others as active, forceful and determined. People with a Driving Style are direct. They initiate social interaction and they focus their efforts and the efforts of others on the goals and objectives they wish to get accomplished.

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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. Respect their time
  2. Stick to facts
  3. Follow up on promises
  4. Show your competence
  5. Earn their trust
  6. Let them have some control

ABCs of the Driving Style


A. Actions Toward Others The Driving Style person is typically more oriented toward results and tasks than toward relationships and people. They are typically described as cool, less personable, guarded and at times aloof. They typically do not openly show their feelings or reveal the depth of their emotions.

B. Best Use of Time Driving Style people have little tolerance for actions they deem a waste of time. They prefer getting to the point and staying on target. They prefer others to show respect for time by sticking to a schedule.

C. Customary Approach to Decisions-Making When making a decision, a Driving Style person prefers to be provided with facts, useful information and viable options. Driving Style people enjoy having power and like making their own decisions. They do not like being told what to do.
Each SOCIAL STYLE has unique behavioral preferences and that means some strengths and some challenges. Learn more in this two-minute video.