Do personality traits affect negotiation skills?
There are four primary negotiating styles. They are similar to management styles or personalities. We learn to negotiate from birth through our experiences, education, and from the people around us. From our first cries when hungry, the reactions of others reinforce our predominant negotiating behavior. We learn based on what we find works with others. We also learn that different approaches work on different people and, as a result, we develop additional styles. Each is a blend of the four primary styles. Our predominant negotiating style is the manner in which we are most comfortable when interacting with others. Consider how you act with other people; especially strangers in a stressful situation. You can probably identify your predominant negotiating style pretty accurately as long as you listen to what others think of your style at home or around the office. We constantly negotiate with them. Their perceptions are a mirror available to you if you are willing to look. We also have