An important communication and relational skill is to be able to identify and match or influence the thinking styles of group members. Dreamer, Realist and Critic provide a model of thinking styles that is relevant to the group environment.
- The DREAMER is necessary to form new ideas and goals – to widen the areas of thought.
- The REALIST is necessary as a means of transferring those ideas in concrete expression – defines actions to be taken.
- The CRITIC or EVALUATION is necessary as a filter and as a stimulus to refinement – evaluates pay-offs and draw backs.
asks or provides answers to
Attitude: Anything is possible.
Attitude: Act ‘as if’ the dream is achievable.
The CRITIC or EVALUATOR asks
Attitude: Consider ‘what if’ problems occur.