What's My Style starts with a style assessment in which individuals are given 18 pairs of adjectives. With a limit of 5 points, assessment-takers distribute points between the two adjectives in each pair – indicating the degree to which they feel the word describes their behaviour. Scoring the assessment reveals a 'My Style Profile' and a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. Completion of this assessment will require approximately 10 minutes.
What’s My Style is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The style assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive training programme. It makes an effective foundation component for a variety of soft skills training topics, including communication, leadership, team-building, and supervisory skills.
If you are familiar with the MBTI or DISC assessments, you will find that What’s My Style is a practical and easy-to-use alternative style assessment.
- Pinpoint one of four style preferences
- Discover how style affects behaviour
- Recognise the strengths and weaknesses of each style
- Learn how to interact with different styles
A quick and memorable learning instrument that’s appropriate for everyone in your organisation. By responding to a simple 18-item inventory, participants will learn their preference for one of four basic behavioural styles, how a preferred style affects behaviour, and how to capitalise on strengths/combat weaknesses to create greater success in their lives.
What to order: You will need 1 paper or online assessment per participant. For maximum benefit, purchase 1 Facilitator Guide per trainer.
What’s My Style and the other titles in the HRDQ Style Series are based on the well-known research and personality theories of psychologists Carl Jung, William Moulton Marston, and others. Most research has identified two basic dimensions of style, which we refer to as assertiveness and expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others.
How It Works
Participants respond to 18 pairs of adjectives, using a pressure-sensitive response form. After scoring is complete, easy-to-read charts allow respondents to quickly scan the strengths and trouble spots that characterise their particular styles.
The Facilitator Guide provides PowerPoint® slides and instructions for conducting a training workshop that includes an activity that allows participants to practice using flexibility when working with other styles. The final exercise, “Capitalising on Your Style,” offers a framework for positive personal action planning.
Uses for What’s My Style
This instrument makes an effective stand-alone tool to develop better self-awareness and communication. What’s My Style? also makes an effective component in training programmes for a wide variety of topics, including:
- Team Building
- Leadership and Supervisory Skills
- Negotiating Skills
- Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills