Who is The Communicator?


Most Communicators use technology to connect with others. They generally do not use technology for the sake of using it. That's not to say that they won't ‘geek out’ occasionally. They just prefer to put people first. We should be glad that they do! Without Communicators we'd be stuck in the 1980s with pixelated graphics and using tags to format documents  Sure there is nostalgia in the old gaming systems but it took Communicators to make graphic user interfaces better.

In the Tech Classroom


Communicators are creative interpersonal learners who gain the most from group interaction. They LOVE cooperative activities. They are sensitive people who prefer to like and be liked by their teachers in order to learn. Communicators prefer encouragement to competition. They have a natural talent for the arts, which is often how many of them in technology related fields. 

Working With Others


What they bring to the group: Communicators may not be pocket protector wearing geeks, but they are important team members. They bring beauty and usability to computing. Their amazing ability to identify problems that the diehard techies ignore is why computers are part of the masses today. Before Communicators provided their input, computers were for the ultra-geeks. User interface design and website usability requires the input of people who understand people. They can be the most effective peer teachers, though many have a difficult time in the technology classroom. They know how to bring out the best in people. They intuitively sense unspoken needs and are willing to meet them. Their positive encouragement can keep the team going when others may be ready to throw in the towel.


Potential Pitfalls: Communicators are people pleasers who take care of the group often at their own expense. Showing negative feelings in front of their peers makes them uncomfortable. At their worst Communicators may be frustrated and never say, or have an emotional outburst that leaves their peers confused. Others can perceive the Communicator’s preference for interaction as neediness. Communicators must to be aware that conversation can be a distraction from the thought process of some of their peers. Additionally, some may mistake the Communicator’s preference for compassion as a sign of weakness when in fact it’s one of their greatest gifts.

Fictional Communicators


Leonard Hofstadter - Big Bang Theory

Deanna Troi - Star Trek Next Generation

Lt. Nyota Uhura – Star Trek

The Hulk - Bottled emotions – The Avengers

Wanda Maximoff – The Avengers

Belle - Beauty and the Beast

Ariel - The Little Mermaid

Joy & Sadness from Inside Out

Sponge Bob – Sponge Bob Square Pants