Certain clues around person’s behavioral style and their focus can be determined within any interaction when emotions are relatively stable. The clues can be determined through the way in which the person is using their assertiveness and how they work to control their emotional expression. nonverbal signals can be clustered together, and these will give you some clues some interesting insights into people’s assertiveness and their emotional expression and this will help you in determining their primary focus in their interaction with you. assertiveness is the way people go about influencing others and the extent to which they proceed these behaviors are influencing them. People who are more assertive have a way of influencing that is more obvious to others through their opinions and by issuing instructions. Their nonverbal signals include many gestures, fast actions, intense eye contact, a loud voice, quick speech, and they will give opinions. People who are more responsive, ask more questions and influence others by responding to their requests. Their nonverbal signals include a few gestures, slow body movements, less intense eye contact, a quiet voice, measured speech, and good listening. emotions can be expressed freely when dealing with others or they can be controlled. People who openly externalize their feelings show nonverbal signals that include large gestures, and expressive face, an open body posture and short duration, eye contact and inflection in voice and their informal. People who keep their emotions in check and internalize their feelings show nonverbal signals that include small gestures, and immobile face, a closed body posture, long duration, eye contact, monotone in voice, and they’re fairly formal. Combining the way that people use their assertiveness and work with their emotional expression, gifts for primary sources of focus. These can be assessed by considering the range of nonverbal signals that are clustered together and that you experience during a normal interaction. These can be a focus on goals and outcomes. A focus on creativity and trying new things or doing things in new ways. A focus on being friendly and being liked, or a focus on doing things perfectly and in the right way. These nonverbal signals are going to become intensified and will change in emotionally charged engagements. In these situations, they can become less reliable in providing you with a source of information that you can use to determine assertiveness, determine the way in which they’re controlling their emotions or not in this situation, and what their primary focus is.