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Peer Perception Survey

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Peer Perception Survey
Rationale: You often give people a certain perception of yourself without intending to do so or
even knowing about it. The intention of this survey is to help provide insight on how others
perceive you. Thus, if you are giving others an unintended impression, you have the opportunity
to change your behavior. This is a powerful tool and the first step in ensuring that you are
communicating in the manner intended.
Instructions: Write your name in the first blank of the following survey and then distribute it to
three to seven people whose opinion you value and in whom you trust. They may be friends or
acquaintances; the most important thing is that they are people who provide you with honest
opinions. Their names need not be included on the survey form. Collect the survey forms and use
them to complete this weeks assignment as outlined in the course syllabus.

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Peer Perception Survey


Instructions: _________________ has asked you to fill out this survey to help him or her better
understand how he or she is perceived by others. Please answer the following questions
regarding your perception of him or her. Answer as to what particular observed behavior has led
you to form such impressions. Honest responses are the most helpful, and there is no need to
include your name on this form. Thank you for your time.
1.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. self-confident

b. insecure

Based on what observed behavior?


He is very firm in his beliefs and rarely will budge on what he thinks is right.

2.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Positive

b. negative

Based on what observed behavior?


He is mostly a positive person in general, though there are certain things that cause him to
become negative. For the most part, he is in a good mood, and telling jokes. However, if the
subject of politics comes up, he will become negative.

3.

I perceive him or her to ___________ most other people.


a. like
b. dislike x

Based on what observed behavior?

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He is different from most other people in most every way. He does not like what the average
person likes, and he holds himself to a much higher standard than the average person would
normally. He far from being the average person.

4.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Friendly

b. unfriendly

Based on what observed behavior?


He is courteous and will not be impolite unless provoked. He will be the first to crack a joke,
probably at his own expense, to lighten the mood.

5.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. open
b. closed x

Based on what observed behavior?


He is a very private person, and does not like for others to know what is going on in his world. He
will not answer most personal questions, and if pushed, will just give a vague answer that gives
nothing away.

6.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Helpful x
b. unhelpful

Based on what observed behavior?


He is very handy, and if he spots someone with a problem, he will go out of his way to see if he
can be of any help or use.

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7.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.

a. Happy x
b. unhappy

Based on what observed behavior?


He is now a happy person, who is usually in a good mood. He likes to laugh, and make others
laugh.

8.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Reliable

b. unreliable

Based on what observed behavior?


He is very reliable; if something needs to be done and he says he will do it, he does it. People
can depend on him to get the job done, and for him to do it right.

9.

I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Professional

b. unprofessional

Based on what observed behavior?


He is professional when necessary. When at work, it is all about business and what is proper. He
will not engage in improper professional etiquette while he is at work.

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10. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Honest x
b. dishonest

Based on what observed behavior?


He is forthcoming with his views and what he feels. He will not lie about something that he feels is
important to him, or important for the other person to know.

11. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Organized

b. disorganized

Based on what observed behavior?


He is organized for the most part. He knows where the majority of his things are. This is not to be
mistaken with someone else being able to find his things.

12. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Proactive

b. reactive

Based on what observed behavior?


He will take charge and get something done if it needs to be done. He will not sit and wait for
something to go wrong before he steps up. He will jump in and fix it before it becomes a problem.

13. I perceive him or her to be ___________.

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a. Interesting

b. boring

Based on what observed behavior?


Neither his tastes, nor his personality, are common. Because of this, I find him interesting. For
example, most things that he likes take an act of congress to obtain.

14. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Intelligent

b. dull

Based on what observed behavior?


There is little that he doesnt know about, but the true example of his intelligence is that he is
upfront about subjects that he doesnt know about. He can tell you about almost everything, and if
the conversation turns to a topic that he is not familiar with, he will disclose that.

15. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Energetic

b. lazy

Based on what observed behavior?


Although I would have picked an inbetween option if available, he is more energetic than lazy in
the sense of being unable to let a day just be wasted by doing nothing. He tries to accomplish
something each day, instead of just letting it waste by sitting all day.

16. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. solution-seeking

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b. problem-oriented

Based on what observed behavior?


It bothers him if there is a problem going on and he can not fix it for whatever reason. He will
spend all day trying to come up with some sort of solution for the issue.

17. I perceive him or her to be ___________.

a. Popular

b. unpopular

Based on what observed behavior?


Most everyone likes him, he has a great personality that people are drawn towards. He makes
others laugh, and is very laid back.

18. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. open to change
b. resistant to change

Based on what observed behavior?


He does not like change. He likes things to be the way he wants them to be, and does not cope
well with things not being that specific way.

19. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Trusted x
b. distrusted

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Based on what observed behavior?


He can be trusted to hold a secret, handle a situation, as well as other things of that nature. The
only thing that is a little questionable is if he can be trusted to tell you about something he feels is
private.

20. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Independent

b. dependent

Based on what observed behavior?


He does not stand to have to depend on anyone for anything. He likes to be in charge of his own
life, and everything that comes along with that.

21. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Genuine

b. superficial

Based on what observed behavior?


He is very blunt and honest with what he thinks. If he is telling you his opinion on something, you
can believe that it is his genuine opinion.

22. I perceive him or her to have ___________.


a. common sense x
b. a lack of common sense

Based on what observed behavior?

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He has loads of common sense. He can figure out most situations just by thinking logically about
them.
23. I perceive him or her to be ___________.
a. Believable

b. unbelievable

Based on what observed behavior?


If he is answering a question, he knows what he is talking about. If he isnt sure about it, he opens
his answer by saying he isnt sure.

24. I perceive him or her to be ___________.

a. Successful

b. unsuccessful

Based on what observed behavior?


He has been on his own since 17 and has taken care of business that entire time.

25. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. progressive
b. stagnant

Based on what observed behavior?


For the most part, he is stagnant. He does not like change, even when pertaining to himself.
However, if it is something of the upmost importance, he is not completely against it.

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26. I perceive him or her to be ___________.
a. interested
b. disinterested

Based on what observed behavior?


He does not really care to know about what is going on with other people. However, if someone
presents to him a problem that they have, he will not shun them away. He will offer up some
advice. He just doesnt actively try to find out what is going on in others worlds.
27. I perceive him or her to be ___________.
a. prejudiced
b. accepting

Based on what observed behavior?


He generally only cares about a persons choices. Not things that they cannot help.

28. I perceive him or her to show ___________.


a. Promise

b. complacency

Based on what observed behavior?


He is already great at a lot of things, and will only become greater. He has a lot of potential and
drive to do more.

29. I perceive him or her to be ___________.

a. a procrastinator

b. diligent

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Based on what observed behavior?


He has a habit of waiting until the last minute to get something done. However, he never waits so
long that the task cannot be done.

30. I perceive him or her to be ___________.


a. Shy

b. outgoing

Based on what observable behavior?


I am picking shy, but under the notion that I can redefine it. He does not go out of his way to
make friends, or to engage others. However, if someone engages him, he does not shy away
from the conversation.

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