Each item in the following assessment reflects something that a person might say or think. For each item, indicate how well this statement describes you when you are interacting with teammates. Use the following scale:
12. When a teammate expresses a new idea, my first instinct is to ask questions. ___
13. I always say what’s on my mind during team meetings. ___
14. I think it is rude when my teammates never stop to ask me about my opinion. ___
Add up your responses to the odd-numbered statements. If your score is greater than 25, you exhibit many characteristics of a competitive discussion style.
Add up your responses to the even-numbered statements. If your score is greater than 25, you exhibit many characteristics of a highly considerate discussion style.
Note: The self-assessments here focus on styles that sometimes come into conflict and are by no means comprehensive. You may find that you score low on both scales or that you exhibit some characteristics of both the competitive and highly considerate discussion styles. In that case, simply choose the description that seems to fit you the best.