This quiz is designed to help you figure out just how advanced your interpersonal communication skills at work are. Are you being effective or just shooting yourself in the foot? A big part of understanding how to improve your communication skills is become aware that you may actually need a little help.
This quiz, also known as the Small Talk Test, is designed to be a challenging but simple approach to helping you get a better assessment of where you need to focus your skills growth laser-beam.
You can take this quiz alone and get some good information out of it, but this is primarily made to be used in conjunction with the “Just Say Something!” book on Amazon. This book is about overcoming the fear of using small talk as a useful communication tool for greater success in life, careers, and professional relationships.
The Assertive and Defensive Situational Types
If you’re here from the book, then great! You’ll be ready to jump right in and figure out just what kind of Small Talker you are. If you came here from another source, then welcome! There are a few “Assertive Types” of situations and “Defensive Types” of situations that you can apply your small talk skills to. Let’s detail those below:
For the Assertive Situation Types you’ll need to step your game up, make yourself count, and control the situation to create a win-win outcome for everyone. These situations usually end up good no matter what you do, but you want to take them to the next level and make them great.
Assertive Situation Types:
- Subject Matter Experts
- Executive Management
For the Defensive Situation Types you’ll need to be on major guard to make sure the situation stays professional, doesn’t harm anyone, and keeps your future aspirations in mind. These situations almost always end in a bad outcome, but you want to transform them into positive situations.
Defensive Situation Types:
- Chatty Chris’s
- Know It Alls
Ready to Take the Quiz?
If you’re ready to go through this short quiz and figure out your Small Talk Type, then get going. Good luck!