Assertiveness quiz: how assertive are you?

Work your way through the following ten questions to see how assertive you really are and whether it's an area you need to tackle.

1. If your opinion differs from the person you're talking to, how likely are you to express it?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

2. If someone queue-barges are you likely to complain?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

3. At a conference, how likely are you to 'mix and mingle' and meet new people?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

4. If a salesperson persists in trying to sell you something, how like are you to tell them to leave you alone?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

5. Are you likely to open your mouth and fight your corner in an argument?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

6. If someone is causing you problems, are you likely to confront them about it and try to find a solution?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

7. If you're working with a colleague and their contribution is sub-standard, are you likely to take it up with them?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

8. If you're talking to someone and they're clearly misinformed, are you likely to set them straight?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

9. If you need someone's help, how likely are you to actually ask for it?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

10. If someone tries to force additional work on you which you really can't manage, how likely are you to refuse?

1. Very unlikely:   2. Not likely:   3. Likely:   4. Very likely:   5. Definitely:

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