Communicard Sort

How to Begin: Method # 1 card sort

Check out your behavioral strength with the Winning Colors® Communication Identification cards.

For maximum efficacy, actual reality evaluation and usefulness, it is crucial that you begin the card sort with as little explanation as possible. Example: “In order to assess your communication strengths, we begin with a simple card sort. An explanation of the significance will be explained after sorting the cards.”

If you are a person who likes to talk, or control others or are detail oriented, you may feel it necessary to give long explanations beforehand. This is a waste of time and is, in fact, damaging for the integrity of the results. Your individual biased explanation will skew the results. If everything else fails, follow instructions!

In order to communicate successfully with customers, clients, peers, executive or anyone, you must first know your present behavioral communication strengths. Socrates said: “Know Thyself!” A quick and easy card sort assesses your present people power and communication effectiveness in seconds.

Take the four colored cards and place them in the formation of a clock.

Clockwork green, brown, blue and red!

1. Place the four colored cards before you

like a clock, illustrations up, in any order.

Place one at the 12 o’clock position,

the next at the 3 o’clock position,

the next at the 6 o’clock position and

the last card at the 9 o’clock position.

Sample

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2. Read the words, look at the illustrations.

Which Card Is My Strongest Behavioral Communication Strength?

3. Based on your own internal feelings and thoughts (not what you think, or feel that others expect of you), rearrange the cards by placing the card that best describes you at the 12 o’clock position; the next at the 3 o’clock position;
the next at the 6 o’clock position
and the weakest at the 9 o’clock position.
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We give you the process for understanding self!

You decide!

4. 4. Assign numbers to the colored cards based on the ranking you just made. Put #1 for the closest match at the 12 o’clock position and on to #4 at the 9 o’clock position.

 

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READ the back of the card you chose as #1.

Is this like you?
If not, go through the cards again,
making new choices.

 

Sample of one person’s selection.

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5. Indicate below, the order in which YOU sorted your cards (1-4) as the sample:
My Order

PLANNER or FOX PART OF ME (GREEN)

BUILDER or BULL/BEAR PART OF ME (BROWN)

RELATER or DOLPHIN PART OF ME (BLUE)
ADVENTURER or TIGER PART OF ME (RED)
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The above gives you a thumbnail sketch of your own behavioral communication strengths

REMEMBER: These are the four parts of yourself: YOUR PRESENT COMMUNICATION STRENGTH REVEALED. You are all four. In most cases, one cluster of behaviors may be stronger than another.
The goal of Winning Colors® is to be able to bring up different behaviors, according to the situation.

The order of the cards indicates your PRESENT Character, Comfort Zone and Primary Communication Behaviors.

Imperative: Always sort the cards in the formation of a clock. If you sort them in a linear manner, there is a subliminal message that states the first card is more important than the others.

On the other hand when sorted in the formation of a clock, is 12 o’clock more important than 9 o’clock or 3 o’clock more important than 6 o’clock? NO!

It depends upon the situation, the personal relationship or what are appropriate behaviors for that specific time.

Exercise #3a