I was very interested in the communication surveys this week; It was interesting to see where I rated on the scales. What surprised me most was that the people I had complete the surveys saw me very much as I saw myself.
In Verbal aggressiveness I was consistently ranked in the moderate category. I think that is accurate. I will defend a point I am trying to make, but I try to be respectful of others and when the conflict reaches a point of impact, I try to find a way to end it with both parties feeling ok about it.
In Communication Anxiety I was ranked in the mild category, Again I think this is accurate, I do not go out of my way to seek public speaking opportunities, but I will speak to large or small groups as required.
Something that did surprise me was that I was ranked in the people-oriented group, even by myself. In reading the descriptions of the groups, I thought I would fall in the content or action group, as I am a very direct and to the point person. Or so I thought.
It was interesting to find that my perceptions of myself were very similar.