"Connecting the Dots"
Self assessment matrix
O- Easy to get to know personally in business or unfamiliar social environments.
S- More difficult to get to know personally in business or unfamiliar social environments.
S- Focuses conversation on issues and tasks at hand; stays on subject
O- Conversation reflects personal life experiences; may stray from "business at hand"
I- Infrequent contributor to group conversations
D- Frequent contributor to group conversations
I- Tends to adhere to the Letter of the Law
D- Tends to interpret the Spirit of the Law
S- Makes most decisions based on goals, facts, or evidence
O- Makes most decisions based on feelings, experiences, or relationships
I- Infrequent use of gestures and voice intonation to emphasize points
D- Frequently uses gestures and voice intonation to emphasize points
D- More likely to make emphatic statements like "This is so!", "I feel..."
I- More likely to make qualified statements like "According to my sources..."
O- Greater natural tendency toward animated facial expressions or observable body responses during speaking and listening
S- More limited facial expressions or observable body responses during speaking and listening
S- Tends to keep important personal feelings private; tends to share only when necessary
O- Tends to be more willing to show or share personal feelings more freely
S- Shows less enthusiasm than the average person
O- Shows more enthusiasm than the average person
D- More likely to introduce self to others at social gatherings
I- More likely to wait for others to introduce themselves at social gatherings
O- Flexible about how own time is used by others
S- Disciplines about how often time is used by others
S- Goes with own agenda
O- Goes with the flow
D- More naturally assertive behavior
I- More naturally reserved behavior
D- Tends to express own views more readily
I- Tends to reserve the expression of own opinions
D- Tends to naturally decide more quickly or spontaneously
I- Tends to naturally decide more slowly or deliberately
S- Prefers to work independently or dictate the relationship conditions
O- Prefers to work with others or be included in relationships
I- Naturally approaches risk or change more slowly or cautiously
D- Naturally approaches risk or change more quickly or spontaneously
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