The Communication Styles 2.0™ Model

An Easy Way To Understand Yourself And Those Around You

After years of research, conducting seminars, and working with tens of thousands of people, Paul has created the Communication Styles 2.0 model and Circle of Styles.

These two tools make it easy for you to understand your natural communication tendencies and see how you are likely to interact with others with either similar or completely different natural tendencies.

Best of all, these concepts are easy to understand, easy to use, and will benefit you for the rest of your life.

Here's the secret of the Circle: those styles closest to each other communicate most easily using their natural style - those farther apart have the most difficulty. Those across from each other have the biggest challenges.

An Overview of the Twelve Basic Styles

These descriptions aren’t intended to be complete, but rather to give you some basic idea of how each of these Styles will communicate. You can use the Communication Styles 2.0 Personal Insight Report to find your exact style, tendencies, strengths, and challenges.



Good With

Challenged By


The primary interests of an Analyzer when communicating are facts and data.

Solver, Analyzer, Perfectionist, Contemplator

Promoter, Persuader, Influencer, Director


The primary interest of a Challenger when communicating is making sure that things get done right.

Solver, Doer, Chancellor

Promoter, Persuader, Influencer, Director


The primary interest for a Counselor Style when communicating is building and maintaining relationships while minimizing mistakes and problems.

Influencer, Supporter, Advocate

Challenger, Doer, Solver, Contemplator, Chancellor


The primary interest of a Doer when communicating is to get things done.

Challenger, Motivator, Chancellor, Solver, Persuader

Supporter, Investigator, Counselor, Advocate


The primary interest of an Influencer when communicating is building and maintaining relationships.

Promoter, Counselor, Persuader, Supporter, Director

Solver, Challenger, Analyzer, Contemplator


The primary interest of an Investigator when communicating is finding answers.

Perfectionist, Supporter, Analyzer, Counselor, Advocate

Motivator, Doer, Persuader, Chancellor


The primary interest of a Motivator when communicating is working with people to get things done.

Doer, Persuader, Challenger, Promoter, Chancellor

Investigator, Perfectionist, Supporter, Advocate


As their Style name suggests, the primary interest of a Perfectionist when communicating is making sure that things are right.

Analyzer, Investigator, Solver, Supporter, Advocate

Persuader, Motivator, Promoter, Director


The primary interest of a Persuader when communicating is getting people to adopt their ideas.

Motivator, Promoter, Doer, Influencer, Chancellor

Perfectionist, Analyzer, Investigator, Contemplator


The primary interests of a Promoter when communicating are people and fun.

Persuader, Influencer, Motivator, Counselor, Director

Analyzer, Solver, Perfectionist, Contemplator


The main interest of a Solver when communicating is to make sure that plans are made and solutions are implemented.

Challenger, Analyzer, Doer, Perfectionist, Contemplator

Influencer, Promoter, Counselor, Director


The primary interests of a Supporter when communicating are relationships and avoiding conflict.

Investigator, Counselor, Perfectionist, Influencer, Advocate

Doer, Challenger, Motivator, Chancellor

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For Greater Precision

The Blends

Blend Communication Style

Because not everyone falls neatly into one of the twelve primary Communication Styles, the Communication Styles 2.0 model has nine additional Styles to give it extra precision when describing a person’s natural Communication Style.

The Diagonals

Diagonal Communication Styles

In addition to the blends which are combinations of Styles that are near to each other on the Circle, there are four blends which combine styles that are directly across from each other on the Circle. These styles are called the diagonal Styles because each one is a blend of two Styles that are not next to each other on the Circle, but are opposite each other.

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