Personal Responsibility: What’s on Me?
1. List at least three benefits of social interaction with a variety of different people on your college campus.
2. What can you do to demonstrate that you are really listening to the other person in a conversation?
3. Mark each of the following communication strategies as passive, assertive, or aggressive:
|Agreeing with everything another person says|
|Hesitating to say something the other may disagree with|
|Being honest and confident when expressing your ideas|
|Joking sarcastically about something the other says|
|Showing your very critical reaction to another’s ideas|
|Offering your opinion while respecting other opinions|
Make an Action List
I will use these communication techniques for more successful interactions in the future:
Sometimes I am too passive (or too assertive) when talking with these people:
I can do these things to be more (or less) assertive in my communication:
Take the self assessment in the following link to learn more about your teamwork skills:
If you are having difficulty working in a group, the article “The 8 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People” offers suggestions that may be useful to you.