Finish the "word"
Types of Communication Styles
What moves you
Talking 101

Starts with the letter "L" and you use this when others are talking.

What is Listening?


Indirect communication.  Prioritizes others needs/wants.  Apologizes even when not wrong.

What is Passive Communication?


Showing others that you don't know or care about something.  Could mean you are not interested in topic.  

What is Shrugging your shoulders?


The conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated.

What is body language?


When using an "I" statement, these are important factors to include.

What are:

I feel...or...I think...

when this happens....or when you....

I wish....or..I would like you to....


Starts with the letter "C" and you use it to express your needs.

What is Communicate?


Indirectly expresses anger to others.  Backhanded compliments.  Denies there's a problem.

What is Passive Aggressive Communication?


To show others you are interested in the conversation and ready to listen.    We care about what is being shared.

What is Leaning forward?


Making a conscious effort to hear, understand, and retain information that is being given to you is _______.

What is active listening?


Give two different types of questions used when communicating.

What are open ended and closed ended questions?


Starts with the letter "I" when communicating.

What are "I" statements?


Direct communication.  Advocates for oneself.  Uses "I" statements.  Expresses emotions.

What is Assertive Communication?


Listening closely.  You may use this because you are attracted to someone, curious, or suspicious of them.

What is Staring at someone?


Name three reasons we communicate.

What are:

To solve problems

To understand others

To let others know how we are feeling

To build relationships

(group decision if other answers are given points)


Identify 3 healthy ways to stop an argument.

What is:

Let the person know you need to take a break.

"Stop...Pause...Think...put yourself in the other persons place."

Listening rather than speaking.


Starts with the letter "B" and lets others know what is acceptable and not acceptable to you.

What are Boundaries?


Dominates others.  Doesn't listen well.  Talks over others.  Criticizes or blames others.  Low frustration tolerance.  Uses "you" statements.

What is Aggressive Communication?


Shows disapproval, defensiveness, frustration, closed off, annoyance, or boredom.

What is talking with your arms folded?


The first and most important rule of conversation is that _______.

What is....It is not all about you or the other person. It is about compromising, problem solving, and learning it is a two way street?


Name 3 ways you can show another person you care as you are communicating with them.

What is?

Being kind to them with your words.

Letting go of the past by not bringing up others mistakes.

Respecting others opinions even if you don't agree.  


Starts with the letter "P" and you may use this before responding to others.

What is Pause?


Makes fun of others.  Can be verbal or non verbal. Makes others feel powerless.  Can happen at any AGE.  Threatening behavior.

What is Bullying?


Eye rolling. Raised eyebrows. No eye contact. Squinting your face.  Clenching your teeth. Expresses emotions without words.  

What are facial expressions?


Being able to feel compassion and understanding for another person's situation is __________.

What is empathy?


List 6 ways your family communication has affected the way you communicate with others.

What are?

I yell to be heard (blocks communication and others from opening up to me).

I withdraw from others to be by myself (don't solve issues and may lead to repeating thoughts)

I rely on myself (taught me not to trust others and leaves me not asking for help when needed)

I use "put downs" (this may be an example of putting down others to make myself feel better)

I have learned to mask my feelings and thoughts

In relationships I have learned to cover up what and where I am going/doing (leads to distrust in current relationships)

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