What's My Style
Identify your personality style
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.
Available in online and print format
- Online version available through the HRDQ Assessment Center.
- Students may self-enroll in the online version.
- Self-enrollment is also a good option for trainers and consultants who wish to evaluate content for their organization or client.
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:
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:
- Team building (We recommend team building training courses)
- Supervisory skills
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 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.
Style Suite HRDQue Cards
An excellent takeaway for participants, each 4" x 6" HRDQue Card is a quick-reference tool that features the HRDQ Style Model, summarizes each style, and lists their characteristics.
Style Suite Stickers
Style Suite Stickers are a perfect way to liven up your next session! Participants have fun and engage more when their own personality is on display. They also serve as a friendly reminder that flexing one's style is the key to effectively working with other employees. One 5-pack of Style Suite Sticker Sheets provides 100 stickers total (25 of each Style.)
Style Model Wall Poster
The 17" x 22" poster can be used as a quick reference and visual aid during the workshop. The reverse side features the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model. Additional copies of the poster are available for purchase, as many facilitators tell us they like to display training posters at various locations in the workplace.
QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-hour virtual coaching session for this product.
QST is a convenient, one hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately, so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about facilitation of the product. And you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call, and at a time of your choosing.
Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.
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.
- Blog post | "What Your Personality Style Says About You"