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What's My Style

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Part of HRDQ's best-selling Style Suite, What's My Style is a personality style assessment for management development training. Individuals will identify personality style, improve their people skills, learn how personality drives behavior, and improve interpersonal interactions.

By responding to a simple 18-item inventory, participants will be able to learn their preference for one of four basic behavioral styles, see how a preferred style affects behavior, and discover how to capitalize on strengths and combat weaknesses to create greater success in their lives.

The online version of this assessment requires a subscription to the HRDQ Online Assessment Center.

How It Works

The purpose of What’s My Style is to help participants capitalize on the strengths and limit the weaknesses of their personality styles.

What's My Style starts with a style assessment in which individuals are given 18 pairs of adjectives. With a limit of five points, learners distribute points between the two adjectives in each pair – indicating the degree to which they feel the word describes their behavior. Completion of this assessment takes approximately 10-minutes, and scoring the assessment reveals a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles:

  • Spirited
  • Direct
  • Considerate
  • Systematic
  • Uses and Applications

    What's My Style is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The style assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive training program. It makes an effective foundation component for a variety of soft skills training topics, including:

    • Communication
    • Leadership
    • Team building
    • Supervisory skills

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this assessment, participants will:

    • Pinpoint one of four style preferences
    • Discover how style affects behavior
    • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each style
    • Learn how to interact with different styles

    Product Details

    Product Type: Self-assessment and workshop

    Target Audience: What's My Style is appropriate for individuals at any organizational level who want to learn more about their style.

    Measures: Personality style

    Dimensions: Assertiveness and expressiveness

    Time Required: One hour

    What to Order

    Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.

    The comprehensive Facilitator Guide includes everything trainers need to deliver What's My Style. This includes background information, administrative guidelines, a step-by-step workshop outline, the HRDQ Style Model, alternative workshop designs, optional activities, Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, and sample assessment materials. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

    Paper Assessment: Order One Per Participant.

    The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment, and who don't know who the participants will be before the session.

    Online Assessment: Order One Per Participant.

    The online assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center and includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the administrator when complete.

    About the Author

    Dr. Eileen M. Russo is the former vice president of research and development for HRDQ. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology with a minor in organizational behavior and an MS in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a BA in psychology from Fairfield University. Her work includes research in social influence, group behavior, decision making, and perceptions of control at work. As vice president of research and development, Dr. Russo was responsible for overseeing the development of HRDQ products. She is the author of many HRDQ products, including What's My Style, What's My Communication Style and the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire.

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