Interpersonal Communication Assessment

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Evaluating my Interpersonal Communication competence is not an everyday activity, as I rarely think about whether or not I communicate effectively. Sometimes I mistakenly assume that my ability to ta a goof communicator is confirmed by my success networking and interviews. In reality, this is not accurate. Regardless, it is important to establish my strengths and weaknesses to take the first steps to work in becoming a better and effective communicator. First, I must form a platform with my strengths and later work on the weaknesses. By taking the Interpersonal Communication Assessment, I realized that my scores are fairly consistent. This assessment helped me conceptualize my strengths and weaknesses. Some of my strengths are effectiveness,…show more content…
All three scores were relatively high and increased in the order of: motivation (20 point), knowledge (23 point), and skill (27 point). Having motivation as the lowest score was a real eye opener, as I always thought of myself to be a motivated person. I know that I have the knowledge and skill to be a good communicator, but I still need to be more motivated. Perhaps, the biggest aspect that effects my motivation is my deficiency of confidence. When talking to people, I am always tense about making mistakes and saying the wrong thing, which has a dramatic effect on my confidence. I now understand that I need to be more self-reliant in order to be a successful communicator. This assessment was a good way of assuring me that I have what it takes to be an effective communicator. I have to use every opportunity I come across in order to improve. People I work with and those I interact with are the best resource for me to use to become a better…show more content…
Anna Reynolds interviewed and hired me for the position of Student Worker. I have been interacting with her for more than a semester and she had a lot of comments to make about my interpersonal communication skills. According to Anna, I know how to appropriately talk to people within our department and people I meet as part of my job. She believes that I am confident most of the time, but when it comes to dealing with important matters and meeting the heads of departments, I tend to loose some of that confidence. According to her, this is something that will disappear with my development as an individual and a professional. Her comments and hearing about myself from another person who interacts with me on a professional level was interesting. Furthermore, it is important to recognize my ability to talk about these matters with my supervisor, which shows my development in Interpersonal Communication. I could not have done this with my previous supervisors in the other positions I
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