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Table 1 Summarized styles of communication and short descriptions

From: Communication Styles of Interactive Tools for Self-Improvement

Style of communication Short description
Helpful-cooperative Is about helping and caring for other people
Diligent-determining-controlling Is about guiding and controlling the environment
Rational-distanced Considers all aspects from an objective, austere perspective
Critical-aggressive-demeaning Focuses on imperfections and weaknesses of other people
Self-praising-dramatizing Is impulsive and loves being the center of attention
Selfless-sensitive-avoiding Is always kind and controlled