The Expression Type places high value on the ability to express their faith/spirituality or worldview to others as their primary manifestation of faith and work. This expression manifests itself with different purposes and in different ways. The purposes are threefold: to persuade others to join their faith tradition or worldview; as a response to religious obligation; or freedom of expression. The different orientations of expression are verbal (using words) or nonverbal (using actions, symbols, or attire). The verbal and non-verbal orientations of Expression types, while distinct, can exist in the same person. In either case, verbal expression results in an increased awareness of one's views by one's colleagues. Moreover, atheists and agnostics can also be Expression Types about their worldview with both verbal and non-verbal orientations, though they respond to the three motivators differently and without reference to God or deities.
Expression types with verbal orientations place emphasis on using verbal means to express their faith/spirituality or worldview. For some, their goal is simply to engage in conversation or fulfill a religious obligation. For others, the goal is to gain new adherents to their worldview. Their verbal expression takes the form of sharing their faith, evangelizing, or proselytizing, where the workplace is viewed as a mission field. For others, they have no particular agenda except to discuss freely and transparently their faith and how it shapes and informs their perspectives on work and other matters.
Expression Types with nonverbal orientations place emphasis on using nonverbal means to express their faith/spirituality or worldview. They choose to do it nonverbally using attire, symbols, and/or letting their actions speak instead of words. For instance, many wear items of clothing or jewelry that express their faith tradition; some do this out of religious duty or custom, while others do it voluntarily. Other nonverbal Expression Types find it important to display objects or symbols in their work space that represent their beliefs. These objects might include such items as small figurines, scripture verses, religious books, or spiritual symbols.
Some Expression types see themselves as an ambassador for their faith, so that through their example others may want to come to know the source of their belief, some express it out of religious duty or custom, while others simply want the freedom to be and express who they are. As with other manifestations in the Four E's, the two orientations of Expression types might blend or overlap in the same person.