What's My Style

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What's My Style is a personality style assessment for management development training. Individuals 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 learn their preference for one of four basic behavioral styles, how a preferred style affects behavior, and how to capitalize on strengths/combat weaknesses to create greater success in their lives.

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How It Works

What's My Style starts with a style assessment in which individuals are given 18 pairs of adjectives. With a limit of five points, assessment-takers 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: direct, spirited, considerate, and 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, and supervisory skills.

If you are familiar with the MBTI or DISC assessments, you will find that What's My Style is a practical and easy-to-use alternative style assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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: Assessment
Measures: Personality Style
Dimensions: Assertiveness & Expressiveness
Time Required: 1 hour

What do I order?

Starter Kit: Order one kit to train up to 5 participants.
Includes the Facilitator Guide and a 5-Pack of Print Self-Assessments.

Facilitator Guide: Order one per trainer.
The facilitator guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. You will need to order one facilitator guide per trainer and either one print participant guide or one online assessment for each individual learner.

Print Self-Assessment: Order one per individual or 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 Self-Assessment: Order one per individual or participant.
The online version is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide training or audiences that are geographically dispersed. It offers 24/7 access, streamlined distribution, and instant scoring. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Deciding whether to order online or print assessments? Both versions include a personal style report, full color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning.

* Students may purchase an online self-study version of this product.

About the Author

Dr. Eileen M. Russo is 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.