Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rebekah, the Communicator

This week, we were assigned the task of taking several self-report tests. We then had to get two other individuals to take the tests and answer the questions based on how they perceive us. I was on a family vacation so the two individuals I chose to answer the questions were family members. I was surprised at how well they knew me! My answers and their answers were very similar--our scores too. One test I took was a verbal aggressiveness scale. Going into the test, I assumed my verbal aggressiveness scale would be low or non-existent. I was wrong! Both myself and my family rated me as having moderate verbal aggressiveness. I guess I am more outspoken then I thought! What did not surprise me were the results I got for my listening style profile. I enjoy listening and talking to people. I have a hard time interrupting their thoughts--even if my time is limited. The listening style scale said I belong to Group 1 which is....people-oriented! This was a great test and after a nice summer (with several vacations) I start back to work tomorrow. I am going to share these scales with my co-workers! I want to see if they know me as well as my family knows me :).

3 comments:

tmoruri said...

Rebekah,

I, too, was surprised by my verbal aggressiveness score. It was interesting but I think it was also because of the answer choices presented. We do belong to the same group as far our listening styles, I am curious to see how many of our classmates rated in this group and I wonder if it is a characteristic of educators, especially those involved in early childhood. I can't wait to share the tests with my co-workers!

Patricia Robinson said...

Rebekah,
It is amazing how well our family knows us. Your perception of yourself as not being outspoken was different from what your family thought. Every once in a while, this inventory probably should be completed again- just to keep us aware of how others view us.

Ginny said...

Rebekah,
I too was on a family vacation but with a family I use to babysit for and my husband. It was great until lose to coming home. My husband got very sick from something and so I must apologize for my late response. It was interesting because the lady who I was with is a professional family/relationship therapist. I was dying for her to evaluate me. To my surprise I thought my verbal was low and they scored me moderate. I thought that was pretty good. I also scored myself mild on communication and they scored me low. It was interesting to see how I perceived myself as opposed to how others perceived me. Thanks for sharing. I will also be returning to work at some point this week before returning full time next week. I am really enjoying learning about communication, which after knowing the lady I was on vacation with and talking with her about these things for so many years, I am a little surprised.
Thanks for sharing.
Ginny