Interpersonal Style Questionnaire Instructions For each of the following 18 pairs of statements distribute 3 points between the alternatives

A and B based on how you usually interact with others in everyday situations. The points can be distributed as 0, 3; 1, 2; 2, 1; or 3, 0: Be sure the total adds up to 3 for each statement. Although some pairs of statements may seem equally true, assign more points to the alternative that seems more representative of your behavior most of the time. 1. A___ I am usually open to getting to know people personally and establish relationships with them B___ I am usually not open to getting to know people personally and establishing relationships with them 2. A___I usually react slowly and deliberately B___I usually react quickly and spontaneously 3. A___I am usually guarded about other people’s use of my time B___I am usually open to other people’s use of my time 4. A___I usually introduce myself at social gatherings B___I usually wait for others to introduce themselves to me at social gatherings 5. A___I usually focus my conversations on the interest of the parties involved even if this means the conversations strays from the subject or business at hand B___I usually focus my conversations on the tasks, issues, or business at hand. 6. A___I am usually not aggressive and can be patient with a slow pace B___I am usually aggressive and at times I can be impatient with a slow pace 7. A___I usually take decisions based on facts and evidence B___I usually take decisions based on feelings, experiences or relationships 8. A___I usually contribute to group conversations B___I usually contribute infrequently to group conversations 9. A___I usually prefer to work with and through others, providing support when possible B___I usually prefer to work independently or dictate the conditions and terms Of how others are involved

Page – 2 10. A___I usually ask questions and speak more tentatively and indirectly B___I usually make emphatic statements or directly express opinions 11. A___I usually focus on the idea, concept or result B___I primarily focus on the person, interaction and feelings 12. A___I usually use gestures facial expressions and voice intonations to emphasize points B___I usually do not use gestures, facial expressions and voice intonations to emphasize points 13. A___I usually accept others point of view B___I usually do not accept others point of view 14. A___I usually respond to risk and change in a cautious manner B___I usually respond to risk and change in a dynamic or unpredictable manner 15. A___I usually prefer to keep my personal feelings and thoughts to myself sharing only when I wish to do so B___I usually find it natural and easy to share my feelings with others 16. A___I usually seek out new and different experiences and situations B___I usually choose known or similar situations and relationships 17. A___I usually am responsive to others agendas, interests and concerns B___I usually am directed towards my agendas, interests and concerns 18. A___I usually respond to conflict slowly and indirectly B___I usually respond to conflict quickly and directly

Scoring sheet

OPEN 1A 3B 5A 7B 9A 11 B 13 A 15 B 17 A TOTAL ‘O’

SELF CONTAINED 1B 3A 5B 7A 9B 11 A 13 B 15 A 17 B TOTAL ‘S’

DIRECT 2B 4A 6B 8A 10 B 12 A 14 B 16 A 18 B TOTAL ‘D’

INDIRECT 2A 4B 6A 8B 10 A 12 B 14 A 16 B 18 A TOTAL ‘ID’

YOUR INTERPERSONAL STYLE RELATIONSHIP ORIENTED

S C

I

D (TASK ORIENTED)

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