Communication Unit 2 Essay

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U n i t I I E s s a y | 1 Unit II Essay Social Styles of Me Sean Hale Professor Fernando Chavez BSL 4040, Communication Skills for Leaders October 15, 2015
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U n i t I I E s s a y | 2 Sean Hale Professor Fernando Chavez BSL 4040, Communication Skills for Leaders October 15,2015 My Social Style Social styles are something that everyone has, but may or may not have defined for themselves yet. The four styles are amiable, analytical, driver, and expressive; as listed in Business and professional communication 2nd Ed. (Beebe, & Mottet, 2013). Why would knowing your social style be useful? Well, by knowing the way you act or are perceived, will help you determine the best manner for communication. A social style exercise can help determine a person’s levels of assertiveness as well as how responsive they may be. Expressive Driver Amiable Analytical With the material in Business and professional communication (2nd ed.) , I was able to follow a similar test to the one I am discussing to come up with the results above. By rating myself on the following traits from 1-5 (1 = Strongly Disagree and 5 = Strongly Agree), I was able to score my assertiveness. With the same rating but the following traits I have determined my responsiveness.
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U n i t I I E s s a y | 3 My Results Continued Assertiveness 5 Defend my own beliefs 4 Independent 2 Forceful 5 Have strong personality 5 Assertive 5 Dominant 5 Willing to take a stand 5 Act as a leader 5 Aggressive 5 Competitive Total = 46 Responsiveness 5 Helpful 5 Responsive to others 5 Sympathetic 5 Compassionate 3 Sensitive to the needs of others 5 Sincere 5 Gentle 5 Warm 5 Tender 5 Friendly Total = 48 These results came from my wife and I’s personal opinion of me. I love people, and prefer to work with others when given an opportunity. At the same time though I am not afraid to take on big task independently. I like to be the dominant party, I do not force people to do things but I like to be in charge and persuade them to do things. That is why I put a five for dominant and a two for forceful, my wife says I force, but I believe I persuade. I am very competitive and do not like to be wrong. People say that I am too friendly; I always try to help
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