Self Assessment: Crucial Conversations

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Please read each statement and identify your response as primarily true or primarily false. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement, but do reflect on how you respond in each situations as best as you can.


This assessment is intended to heighten your self awareness of your propensities and preferences in each of the situations described.

Your results will be anonymous unless you wish to receive an email version of your results for your own records. In this case you will receive a list of your responses and a brief explanation of the scoring.

1. At times I avoid situations that might bring me into contact with people I'm having problems with.
2. I have put off returning phone calls or emails because I simply didn't want to deal with the person who sent them.
3. Sometimes when people bring up a touchy or awkward issue, I try to change the subject.
4. When it comes to dealing with awkward or stressful subjects, sometimes I hold back rather than give my full and candid opinion.
5. Rather than tell people exactly what I think, sometimes I rely on jokes, sarcasm, or snide remards to let them know I'm frustrated.
6. When I've got something tough to bring up, sometimes I offer weak or insincere compliments to soften the blow.
7. In order to get my point acress, I sometimes exaggerate my side of the argument.
8. If I seem to be losing control of a conversation, I might cut people off or change the subject in order to bring it back to where I think it should be.
9. When others make points that seem stupid to me, I sometimes let them know it without holding back at all.