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CAPS Study -- A Summary of Personal Styles This was adapted from: Merrill, David W., Ph.D., and Reid, Roger H., M.A. (1981) Personal Styles and Effective Performance . Bradner, PA: Chilton Book Company C.A.P.S. PERSONAL STYLE INVENTORY The following instrument is designed to assess your tendency to behave in a manner consistent with one of the four quadrants in the C.A.P.S. Model. As in any model, such as the C.A.P.S. Model, there may be a tendency to regard them as indicating there is one “better” way to behave. This tendency must be avoided if the Model is to be useful. It is designed to simply illuminate “different” styles of behavior, not to imply that one is superior to others. Please keep this thought in mind as you assess yourself by the results of this instrument. The following items are arranged in pairs (a and b), and each member of the pair represents a preference you may or may not hold. Rate your preference for each item by giving it a score of 0 to 5 (0 meaning that you really feel negative about it or feel strongly about the other member of the pair, 5 meaning that you strongly prefer it and do not prefer the other member of the pair). The scores for a and b MUST ADD UP TO 5 (0 and 5, 1 and 4, 2 and 3, etc.). Do not use fractions such as 2 1/2. I PREFER: 1a. making decisions after finding out what others think. 1b. making decisions without consulting others. 2a. being called imaginative or intuitive. 2b. being called factual or accurate. 3a. making decisions about people in organizations based on available data and systematic analysis of situations. 3b. making decisions about people in organizations based on empathy, feelings, and understanding of their needs and values. 4a. allowing commitments to occur if others want to make them. 4b. pushing for definite commitments and ensuring that they are made. 5a. quiet, thoughtful time alone. 5b. active, energetic time with people. 6a. using methods I know well that are effective to get the job done. 6b. trying to think of new methods of doing difficult tasks. 7a. drawing conclusions based on unemotional logic and careful step-by-step analysis. 7b. drawing conclusions based on what I feel and believe about people and life from past experiences. 8a. avoiding making deadlines. 8b. setting a schedule and sticking to it.
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9a. talking awhile and then thinking to myself about the subject. 9b. talking freely for an extended period and thinking to myself at a later time. 10a. thinking about possibilities. 10b. dealing with actualities. 11a. being thought of as an exciting person. 11b. being thought of as a feeling person. 12a. considering every possible angle for a long time before making a decision. 12b.
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