1. Director - ESTJ

Observed: Confident. Business-like. Visionary. Thinks out loud. Uses diagrams, charts, notes.
Style: Ideas appear like hard and fast judgments. Swaps subjects.
Likes: Debate, argument, analytical feedback, sharing thoughts.
Dislikes: Discussing emotions; feelings.
Danger: Confusing to understand as futuristic, metaphorical, abstract, blunt, direct.
Liked topics: Goals and plans for the future, current hobbies, projects and achievements.
Favourite topics: Criticizing their boss, politicians and other countries they do not like, as well as their latest home improvement offensive.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“I’m trying to come up with a good plan. Can I get your help?”; “What do you want to be doing in five years?”; “What projects are you enjoying right now?”

Rank: 4/10





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2. Developer - ENTJ

Observed: Confident. Business-like. Visionary. Thinks out loud. Uses diagrams, charts, notes.
Style: Ideas appear like hard and fast judgments. Swaps subjects.
Likes: Debate, argument, analytical feedback, sharing thoughts.
Dislikes: Discussing emotions; feelings. Beating around the bush. Small talk.
Danger: Confusing to understand as futuristic, metaphorical, abstract.
Liked topics: Goals, strategies and big picture concepts or ideas.
Favourite topics: Their plans for world domination (the obligatory answer), the entrepreneur they most admire, the latest borderline unethical business practice they came up with and their 27 step plan for a hostile takeover of Facebook.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“I’ve got a goal, can you give me your input on a strategy?”; “I’ve got an idea. I need your no-holds-barred opinion!”; “Where do you want to be in 15 years? What do you think the world will be like then?”

Rank: 6/10

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3. Results - ESTP

Observed: Literal. Realistic. Objective, Analytical. Storyteller. Lively. Witty. Makes others laugh or smile.
Style: Picks up on body language. Does not think out loud. Gestures.
Likes: Sharing experiences. Swapping yarns.
Dislikes: Discussing emotions; feelings.
Danger: Internally analyse; speak conclusion after considering the facts.
Liked topics: Current projects, favourite games, music, food, exciting opportunities.
Favourite topics: They will talk, but mostly they want to be doing something, usually while telling of their past exploits in vivid detail, with reenactment.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done recently?”; “I have this crazy idea…”; “There’s ___ happening tonight, do you want to go?”

Rank: 3/10








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4. Inspirational - ENTP

Observed: Creative. Energetic. Logical.
Style: Broad scope and big-picture implications of their inspiring ideas.
Likes: Lively debate. Analyse things, categorize them, see where they fit in the grand scheme of things.
Dislikes: Small talk. Nitty-gritty details.
Danger: Connections and patterns make them jump from one idea to another.
Liked topics: Ideas for the future, theoretical possibilities, creative solutions, big picture, brainstorming.
Favourite topics: Any argument will do, as long as they can pretend they know what they are talking about.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:"I’ve got this crazy idea and I want to know what you think”; “Can you help me brainstorm some possibilities or solutions to this problem?”; “What are you currently interested in or learning about?”

Rank: 5/10






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5. Persuader - ENFJ

Observed: Uses “we’s” and “us’s”. Enthusiastic. Inspiring.
Style: Warm, tactful and engaging. Reacts to mood and body language. Passionate about values.
Likes: In-depth discussions, esp. theories, the future, feelings and needs.
Dislikes: Critical environment, impersonal technical analysis.
Danger: Metaphors; abstract words.
Liked topics: Sharing their passion, listening to people’s inspiration, motivation, goals and dreams.
Favourite topics: Schoolwork, plans for the future, their favorite charity foundations and green startups and how you can get involved.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“I really need to talk to someone, are you able to listen?”; “I’m not sure what the right thing to do is in this situation. Can I get your advice?”; “What are your biggest goals and dreams for the future?”

Rank: 8/10




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6. Appraiser - ESFJ

Observed: Uses “we’s” and “us’s”. Care with words with details and facts. Time sensitive. Reads the room.
Style: Wants common ground, harmony. Politically correct.
Likes: Taking care of the group.
Dislikes: Debate or critical analysis. Offending. Creating rivalry. Tech talk if no human side. Having values steamrolled.
Danger: Irritating to debaters.
Liked topics: Getting to know people better. Sharing experiences, plans for the future, laughing about funny occurrences or TV shows.
Favourite topics: Clothes, family, friends, whoever they have ever met, recipes and the occasional guilty bit of gossip.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“Could I get your advice on something?”; “What do you enjoy doing when you are done with your responsibilities?”; “What’s your experience with….”

Rank: 4/10



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7. Promoter - ENFP

Observed: Warm. Empathetic. Lively. Inspirational.
Style: Jumps from one idea to the next with random data.
Likes: Brainstorming. The future. Personal growth. Improving the world. Questions theories and rules.
Dislikes: Small talk. Details, inc personal details.
Danger: More concerned with ideas than daily experiences.
Liked topics: New ideas, possibilities for the future, brainstorm unique and offbeat theories.
Favourite topics: Changing the world, their newest art project, or the next in a long line of GoFundMe projects whose mediocrity has done nothing to dampen their spirits.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“I’ve just started learning about (new theory). What do you think about it?”; “Let’s brainstorm some solutions for this problem!”; “If you could have it your way, where would you like to be in ten years?”

Rank: 4/10

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8. Counselor - ESFP

Observed: Warm. Enthusiastic. Soft. Caring. Energetic. Charismatic.
Style: “Buzz” of liveliness, uses physical gestures and mannerisms.
Likes: Focus on present. Storytelling of experiences.
Dislikes: Theoretical. Criticisers and pessimists.
Danger: Dislikes being rushed into making decisions.
Liked topics: New events or activities to pursue, funny or entertaining yarns, a project that might help someone in some way.
Favourite topics: Fashion, celebrities, parties they have been to, the crazy things they have done and all their friends. Did I mention all their friends?
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“Anything interesting or funny happen in your life recently?”; “I’m working on a project, and I’d love your input!”; “What’s your idea of a fun / experience with me?”

Rank: 2/10





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9. Specialist - ISFP

Observed: Open-minded. Empathetic. Easy-going. Avoids “shoulds” or “should not’s”.
Style: Present tense, focus on present and past.
Likes: Talking of adventures. Upholding values.
Dislikes: Conflict, debate, centre of attention, theories, pushing views.
Danger: Leaves or becomes animated if mocked.
Liked topics: Current passions and projects while avoiding emotions and values.
Favourite topics: Feelings, art or something really shallow because they do not trust you with their feelings.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“Can I ask your opinion on something?”; “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?”; “Are you working on any interesting projects right now?”

Rank: 0/10












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10. Investigator - INFJ

Observed: Uses metaphors and symbols. Rapport.
Style: Swaps between between topics and socially smooth and friendly to mysterious and vague.
Likes: Future visions, insights, predictions, possibilities.
Dislikes: Critical talk or debate.
Danger: Leaves or mediator when others affected. Misunderstood.
Liked topics: Big picture concepts and possibilities/ideas that will help people. Creative solutions to complex problems or strategising.
Favourite topics: You and your emotional state, the emotional state of everyone they know and their plan for how someone else they know can become a better person while actually sideways preaching to you.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“I’m confused by something. Can you tell me what I’m not seeing and it's personal?”; “Have you read or learned anything interesting lately?” ; “I need to create a plan so I can reach (X) goal. Can you help me?”

Rank: 6/10

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11. Agent - INFP

Observed: Reserved. Empathetic. Not "preachy".
Style: Does not like to tell how others “should” live, respecting individuality.
Likes: Theory, future, animals, world.
Dislikes: Others imposing beliefs, rules or privacy. Criticising. Coercing. Delegating. On the spot. Large groups. Small talk.
Danger: Idealists and dreamers. Mocking = silent, passionate or gone.
Liked topics: Imaginative possibilities, causes, ideas, motivation, creative pursuits or personal endeavours.
Favourite topics: Books, stories, myths, legends, their dreams, other people’s dreams, but most of all the book they are going to write and how deeply moving the death of the love interest is going to be and....
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“Can I confide in you about something privately?” “Have you read any good books or heard any really good songs lately?” “I want to make a difference in the world in (X) way…I want my life to mean something. Do you know what I mean?”

Rank: 2/10


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12. Achiever - ISTP

Observed: Opinionated. Concise. Factual. Direct.
Style: Particular and precise about vocabulary and phrasing. Does not ramble. Reserved but is attentive.
Likes: Telling conclusions or decisions once they have been fully formed.
Dislikes: Discuss feelings / emotion.
Danger: More stoic than they really are; emotional if stressed.
Liked topics: Practical, technology, exciting or enjoyable activities, problem-solving, discussing adventures or opportunities.
Favourite topics: Cars, trucks, tools or the latest thing they built or fixed.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“Can you help me figure something out / advise?” “What are your favorite games or hobbies?” ; “If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have three things with you, what would you bring?”

Rank: 1/10










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13. Practitioner - ISFJ

Observed: Sequential order. Easy to follow. Uses examples. Comparative words "tastes like".
Style: Thinks and reflects. Relays information. Empathetic.
Likes: The person they are speaking to feels heard.
Dislikes: Debate, conflict, new theory, long range forecasting, rush.
Danger: Over sensitive to criticism. Hates debate as that is conflict.
Liked topics: Plans, experiences, relationships, hobbies and projects.
Favourite topics: People, baby names, they love to rant about injustice (the victim).
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“What kind of projects or hobbies do you have?”; “Can I ask your advice on something?” ; “What’s your experience with….?”

Rank: 4/10









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14. Objective Thinker - ISTJ

Observed: Thinks before speaks. Reflect before response. Sequential. Detailed. Comparative words.
Style: Main goal is to relay facts and experiences; not exaggerate or a lot of physical movement; recalls past.
Likes: Not being centre of attention.
Dislikes: Discussing feelings or emotion especially on the spot.
Danger: Being blindsided.
Liked topics: Practical realities; hobbies and interests.
Favourite topics: Rules they made, schedules they made, plans they want to implement.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“What do you like to do for fun when you’re not working?”; “What are your hobbies?”; “What do you think is the most logical approach to…”

Rank: 3/10








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15. Perfectionist - INTP

Observed: Pauses first. Does not think out loud. Precise. Well prepared.
Style: Categorises data into finer and finer pieces. Looks bored.
Likes: Logical analysis, no black and white approach.
Dislikes: Discussing feelings or emotion especially with strangers. Pressure.
Danger: Takes a long time to come to have closure on ideas or plans.
Liked topics: Current hobbies or fascinations.
Favourite topics: Cool gadgets and the opaque equations behind them, the latest chemistry textbook they have read and how they figured out this morning that people want you to take out your earphones when they talk to you.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“I’m stumped on this problem, do you have any ideas or solutions?”; “What’s the most interesting book you’ve read lately?” “What do you think of (interesting theory/concept)?”

Rank: 2/10


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16. Enhancer - INTJ

Observed: Uses metaphors and symbols. Flexes from slow to wordy and passionate. Strong communicator. Questions everything.
Style: Strategy + intuition + thinking.
Likes: Discussing meanings, implications and visions for the future.
Dislikes: Coercion to discuss feelings or emotion, especially with strangers. Senseless drama. Small talk.
Danger: Very sure about opinion and analysis. Does not care about other's opinions.
Liked topics: Big picture concepts and possibilities/theories.
Favourite topics: The deeper meanings in the Dark Knight or Edward Scissorhands, German philosophers or their latest Death Star design and which government they will use it on first.
Chatterbocks™ Starters:“I have a complex problem I’d love your input on” ; “What’s your opinion on (theory/concept)?”; “Have you learned/read anything interesting lately?”

Rank: 4/10

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Showing 1-16 of 16 patterns in conversation.
Tip: Never say these expressions to patterns 11 - 16.
You should get out more.
You are so totally missing out.
I don’t know why you don’t want to have more fun in life. I mean, live a little.
Why are you so serious?
Why are you so boring?
Why are you so quiet?
How can I make you get out of your shell?
How can I help you be more social?
Why don’t you ever pick up the phone?
You can’t go to dinner alone. That’s just weird.
Come on! You two have been talking all night! Mingle!
You’d rather be alone than spend time with me? You don’t love me.
You never want to go anywhere.
SURPRISE!!
No no no. You can’t leave yet! The party is just getting started!
Sure, we can go. How about in an hour?