My listening profile says: I am people - oriented. We were all in agreement of this assessment.
Others say: I communicate comfortably in most situations and feel confident in anticipating such encounters. (By the way, this is not a picture of me. I just liked her smile).
My daughter was one of my evaluators. She knows me better than just about anybody. She, as well as one of my colleagues said I exude confidence in my communication.
I know that I do have mild anxiety and feel uneasy in some situations. I try hard not to let it show and that may be the reason others don't see it.
I have a moderately agressive communication style. I always attempt to argue my points fairly because, as we discussed earlier, I use the Platinum Rule (Milton 1998). Everyone agreed with that assessment of me.
To summarize, we were in agreement with each other looking at the results of the surveys. I was surprised that I scored myself lower on the verbal agressiveness scale. All were in the moderate level but I see myself as less aggresive than my two assesors.
I find this survey affirmed that I am authentic in most of my interactions with family, friends and the public. Basically, what you see is what you get.
Please enjoy the following song;
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Bennett, M.J. (1998). Overcoming the Golden Rule: Sympathy and Empathy. Basic concepts in
intercultural communication Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press