You will encounter many different types of people during your management career. If you are managing a group of around 20 or less, you really should be able to get a feel for each individual’s personality. Even if you manage a group of 100, you should still be able to know the key players personalities. It helps when you know what makes each one of them tick, especially when communicating one-on-one. When dealing with different personalities, be tolerant of styles different from your own. Always try to adapt to their personality to get your point across, or to get more out of them.
You can’t use a cookie cutter approach with every employee. In most cases, you will need to change your communication approach with each individual. For example, you will not get your point across if you're too direct and data oriented with a touchy-feel kind of person. In the same token, you would not want to be too touchy-feel with a no-nonsense type of person. This is also important when delegating any projects to individuals or as small teams. If a person or team is too analytical, there will be little creativity. If a person or team is too sensitive, fewer decisions will be confidently made