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Test - Competency for effective communication

Are you communicative ?

Of course it would be so nice if we always could come to terms with those about us and our surroundings, but it does not happen that way. Sometimes we are doing better on this account, on other occasions it is not so good, and sometimes it is a complete failure. That is life. Your results do not represent a scientific finding; however they should help you get to know yourself better, and perhaps even make you think about what you could do to improve things. One of the ways, no doubt, would be to get trained by us.

Please read each of the following statements carefully, and select the valuation that describes you best. Be as frank to yourself as you can so that you can really learn from the results.

1. For the sake of a harmonious relationship it is necessary to talk openly even it is unpleasant. That is why I do not shun such occasions.
2. In conversation I quickly get to the heart of the matter.
3. I cannot help it, I always have to make my opinion known.
4. I can listen to people.
5. If I find myself in an argument I do not pay attention to whether I fight dirty or not.
6. I do not find it easy to say openly what I really think.
7. With hindsight, I usually realize that my way of handling arguments may sometimes offend my opponent.
8. I think that arguments are best resolved through an open confrontation.
9. I feel awkward when someone cries in front of me.
10. When I talk to someone my mind may wander.
11. If I am sharing a cramped lift with someone, I am not quite OK.
12. I am not very good at opposing someone or arguing with them.
13. Often I start a sentence with: „Yes, but...“
14. Sometimes I feel I ought to say something but do not know what.
15. I try to convince others that I am right even if I am not.
16. I do not keep silent but always state my opinion freely.
17. I am good at empathizing with others.
18. When I am out with my friends at night, time just flies by.
19. I try and make sure others do not get too close to me.
20. In arguments I tend to use the word „I“ more often than „You“.
21. I would make a good teacher.