I only used empathetic feedback once, with my Mom. My pattern of “identify problems, frame problems, solve problems” may be a reflection of my analytical, scientific background. The relative prominence of directive feedback and lack of empathetic feedback may also be due to my primarily associating with men, as that style is more common in males (Young & Travis, 2012, p. 100). This is supported by the fact that the only time I used it was when conversing with another woman.
By chance, my conversations did not include informational listening or critical listening, although I often use the former when in class. I did not use the judgmental or questioning feedback styles at all, as these are not typical of me. My non-accusatory, non-judgmental manner of speaking makes it so I rarely upset people, and allows serious discussions without igniting