Communication Assessment Quiz


by JoJo Tabares

Check your CEQ: Communication Effectiveness Quotient.

1. How often do you feel intimidated by someone?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

2. How often does intimidation prevent you from speaking up?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

3. Do you shy away from conflict?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

4. How often do you find it difficult to get your point across?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

5. Do you find yourself angry with little idea of how to express yourself?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

6. Are you ineffective in diffusing another’s anger?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

7. Do you feel you are ineffective in getting what you want?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

8. Do you feel unappreciated for your efforts?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

9. Do you purposely avoid contact with people that you have had a conflict with?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

10. Do you find conflict emotionally taxing?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

11. Do you “stick your foot in your mouth” frequently?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

12. Do you fail to take into account the values or views of those you are speaking to?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

13. Do you find yourself using humor inappropriately?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

14. Are you uncomfortable with a pause or gap in the conversation?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

15. Are you uncomfortable in groups or making a presentation?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

16. Do you avoid situations where you could speak in public?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

17. Are you uncomfortable speaking to successful people?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

18. How often are you uncomfortable speaking to someone who has different beliefs than you do?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

19. Do you have to force yourself to meet and greet at a public event?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

20. How often are you uncomfortable introducing yourself to strangers?
Always Often Occasionally Rarely Never

Now lets add up your score:
Always = 1pt
Often = 2pts
Occasionally = 3pts
Rarely = 4pts
Never = 5pts

90-100 pts: Silver-Tongued
You are an effective communicator! President Reagan would be proud! You are very comfortable with your ability to communicate your needs and make effective use of those abilities to get results in most situations. You will achieve a high level of success in your chosen field.

70-89 pts: Tongue in Training
You are fairly comfortable in most situations and demonstrate some ability to get things accomplished when persuading others of your ideas, but there is some room for improvement. You are less confident and effective in a few interpersonal situations and may benefit by further study or practice in these areas. You will be able to achieve more than the average person because you are on the right track.

50-69 pts: Tongue-Impaired
You are uncomfortable in many interpersonal situations and tend to be self conscious. You have some difficulty in communicating your wants and needs and as a result there are many situations in which you find yourself settling for less. You would benefit a good deal by brushing up on some specific communication techniques and sharpening your skills. You will have a more difficult time achieving your dreams unless you take action now to learn to express your desires to others.

20-49 pts: Tongue-Tied
You tend to be accused of saying the wrong things or are afraid to speak up. You are easily intimidated and uncomfortable with conflict or situations in which you disagree with others. You will continue to be dominated by fear and doubt when dealing interpersonally in business and your personal life unless you learn the skills that build your confidence, competence and set you free.

Effective communication is a skill that can be mastered with some practice. Effective communicators are happier, better students and are more successful!

 

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JoJo Tabares holds a degree in Speech Communication, but it is her humorous approach to communication skills which has made her a highly sought-after Christian speaker and writer.  Her articles appear in homeschool publications, such as Homeschool Enrichment Magazine and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, which also endorses her Say What You Mean curricula.  You can also find JoJo on web sites such as Crosswalk.com and Dr.Laura.com.  For more information on communication FUNdamentals and Christian-based communication skills for the whole family, please visit http://www.ArtofEloquence.com