Express Yourself Effectively: The Clarifier in You

SpeakStrong Communication Quiz Results

Your Leading Communication Style Is…

Think about it. Your SpeakStrong Communication Style Quiz indicates that your leading style is…drum roll please…


Clarifier: Task-Oriented with a Relaxed Pace

Part 1 of The SpeakStrong Method Made Easy helps you express your true self effectively by deepening your experience of your natures. According to this quiz, your leading nature is Clarifier. That doesn’t mean you always embody the traits listed below. It does mean these qualities influence you strongly.

Later in the training we look at other styles and how their qualities influence who you are and how you communicate. But now it’s time to…

 Meet Your Clarifier Self

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The Clarifier in You takes the time to focus deeply on the task at hand. The Clarifier in You thinks things through before taking action and creates standards and systems and procedures for most everything. The Clarifier thinks and speaks logically, which is easy to follow: going from A to B to C to D. The choice of words is precise, which minimizes confusion.

The Clarifier in You is intelligent, logical and inquisitive. Everything is interesting. How does it all work? Order and reason rule. The Clarifier even relates to people, music and beauty logically and rationally. Logic is beautiful to The Clarifier.

The Clarifier in You investigates the inner workings of things. Details matter. They are sorted, structured, named, aligned and categorized. The Clarifier in You defines success by the insights gained and the lessons learned.


The Language of The Clarifier in You

The Clarifier in You uses descriptive, impersonal language that clarifies, illuminates and inspires thought.
The Clarifier shares facts and data that inform and educate.
Favored phrases are: “Research shows”, and: “The facts indicate …”
Unless listeners completely lack inquiry skills, Clarifier words get them thinking.

The Clarifier likes to say “Why?” and “How?”

Strengths and Balances for The Clarifier in You

There’s a lot to love about The Clarifier in You. You couldn’t ask for a better informed or smarter associate and team member. Review the strengths on the left.

Of course there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. The center column has possible pitfalls of the style. But observe – the right has mottos and reminders to inspire balance.


Potential Foible

 Balance Mottos


Flips from precision to obsession

 Pick your precision level precisely


Can be cold and impersonal

 Data quantifies something alive


Will overload, complicate and confuse

  Keep it Simple, Smarty!


Can be detached

 Speak to the subjects in your objects


Focus can be reductive and narrow

 Trees + trees = a forest


Can obsess about time

 Close enough IS


Can be hypercritical

 Too much truth is really too little grace


Can get overly theoretical

 Stop thinking and start trying


Will over-plan to avoid failure

 Failure is a great teacher


Can conflate order with effectiveness

 Order is a tool, not a goal


Might teach instead of converse

 Talk with, not at


Routines can lack adaptability

  Routines that are ruts become graves


Can be unmanageably complex

  Complexity is crude. Simplicity is refined.


Sometimes substitutes logic for observation and action

 You can see a lot just by looking /
 Act your way into good thinking

A Personal, Confessional Illustration

  • In creating this landing page, The Clarifier in Me initially led me to include way too much detail. I remembered to “Keep it Simple, Smarty”, and streamlined it.
  • My initial landing page was dry and clinical. I remembered that “Data quantifies something alive” and added life to it. The next point captures how I did that.
  • My initial landing page was impersonal. I remembered, “You can see a lot just by looking” and made it more real and personal by observing how these styles play out in my own life.

I balanced the Clarifier in me to create a more effective landing page – and was personally transformed by doing so.


What do you think of this report? If you are a high Clarifier, it probably made a lot of sense for you. If your inner Clarifier is tempered by other styles, you likely recognized yourself in some aspects, but didn’t conclude I was talking about you.

In part 1 of The SpeakStrong Method Made Easy eCourse, you can see just how high or moderate your inner Clarifier is.

Next Step: The SpeakStrong Method Made Easy eCourse
Part 1: Know Thyself: Self Knowledge for Effective Self Expression

The fourteen day eCourse: The SpeakStrong Method Made Easy Part 1:

  • Walks you through the Know Thyself competency of The SpeakStrong Method.
  • Gives Self Knowledge for Effective Self Expression.
  • Builds a foundation for saying what you mean through style archetyping and self-knowledge.

If taking it is as transformational as preparing it has been, it will turn your world around – in a good way!

  • A SpeakStrong Method guide
  • An eCourse lesson each day for fourteen days
  • Action steps you can take as you go about your day
  • Printable SpeakStrong Style Quiz with graph and coding instructions
  • In-depth elucidation of the four main styles
  • Communication examples in the native voice of each style
  • Cartoons for each style
  • Ways to customize style-typing to your unique nature
  • Personal email support
  • Certificate of completion

eCourse Agenda

Lesson 1: Excellence Through Wholeness: The Method
Lesson 2: Youer than You: Explore Your Full Spectrum and Meet Your Inner Archetypes
Lesson 3: Soar with the Expansiveness of Spirit: The Visionary in You
Lesson 4: Relate with the Connectedness of Soul: The Harmonizer in You
Lesson 5: Perceive with the Clarity of Mind: The Clarifier in You
Lesson 6: Succeed with the Power of Will: The Achiever in You
Lesson 7: Optimize the Visionary in You: Build on Strengths and Balance Weaknesses
Lesson 8: Optimize the Harmonizer in You: Build on Strengths and Balance Weaknesses
Lesson 9: Optimize the Clarifier in You: Build on Strengths and Balance Weaknesses
Lesson 10: Optimize the Achiever in You: Build on Strengths and Balance Weaknesses
Lesson 11: Uniquely You: Creative Archetyping
Lesson 12: Every Voice at the Table: A Foundation of Inner Wholeness
Lesson 13: Moving Forward: Summary, Action Steps and The SpeakStrong Book
Lesson 14: Closing Quiz: Assess and Certify

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