I often do more talking than listening.
I am more interested in facts than feelings.
If I get interrupted, I find it difficult to get back into the flow of what I was saying.
I often check to make sure I've understood what other people have said.
I prefer to talk about things rather than think about them.
I change the way I talk depending on whom I'm talking to (for example, I speak more slowly and clearly with someone whose first language is not English; I avoid using work-related jargon when talking with someone who doesn't work in the same type of job as I do).
I like to listen to information that will help me solve a problem or give me new ideas.
I can express my ideas clearly.
I like conversations and discussions to keep to the point.
I often have difficulty putting my thoughts or feelings into words.
I encourage other people to talk, and I ask appropriate questions.
When other people become emotional around me, I'm not sure how to react.
I use diagrams and charts to help express my ideas.
I often get so caught up in what I’m saying that I’m unaware of the reactions of my listeners.
Before I send a message, I think about the most relevant way to communicate it (in person, over the phone, in a note, email or text).
I like to make “to do” lists and cross things off as I complete them.
I often do more listening than talking.
I enjoy conversations and discussions that take place at the same time as doing something else.
I take time to find the right words that will clearly express what I want to say.
I can tell when someone doesn't understand what I'm saying.
When talking to people, I pay attention to their body language.
I like meetings to follow an agenda and a timetable
I will stop a speaker in mid-sentence if I disagree with a statement they have made.
If I don't understand something, I tend to keep it to myself and figure it out later.
I try to divert or end conversations that don't interest me
To be really clear, I like to see things in writing.
I find it easy to see things from someone else's point of view.
I get straight to the point in emails.
If I find a conversation boring, I'll let my mind drift away.
My body language and gestures are quite controlled.
If I'm writing a formal letter or one with difficult or sad news, I often write it out several times before I send it.
If I have something relevant to add, I'll interrupt someone to ensure my views are heard.
I accept differences and conflict as a normal part of any work environment, and I know how to address them constructively.
I am completely at ease when a conversation shifts to the topic of feelings.
I try to anticipate and predict possible causes of confusion, and I deal with them up front.
I enjoy leading a conversation (e.g. choosing the topic, controlling the pace).
I present my ideas so that others are receptive to my point of view.