The verbal style involves both the written and spoken word. If you use this style, you find it easy to express yourself, both in writing and verbally. You love reading and writing. You like playing on the meaning or sound of words, such as in tongue twisters, rhymes, limericks and the like. You know the meaning of many words, and regularly make an effort to find the meaning of new words. You use these words, as well as phrases you have picked up recently, when talking to others.

Common Pursuits and Phrases

Pursuits that use the verbal style include public speaking, debating, politics, writing and journalism.

You may use phrases like these:

  • Tell me word for word
  • Let’s talk later.
  • The word you’re looking for is
  • I hear you but I’m not sure I agree.
  • Let me spell it out for you.
  • In other words