Dominance

Introduction

Here are a number of statements that may or may not apply to you. For each statement, select the response that best applies to you. Do not spend too long deliberating about your responses: if in doubt, choose the option that immediately seems most appropriate.

Disagree Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree a Little Agree a Little Agree Moderately Agree Strongly
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1 - Disagree Strongly
2 - Disagree Moderatley
3 - Disagree a Little
4 - Agree a Little
5 - Agree Moderately
6 - Agree Strongly
Statement 1 2 3 4 5 6
I tend not to use my spare time to do achievement focused things.
I like to be the best at things I do.
I provide people with a lot of cues to show that I'm listening to them (for example nodding my head or making minimal responses like "oh really?").
I resent people in positions of authority.
If something interesting comes to mind, I sometimes change topic quite abruptly during conversation.
I enjoy coming across as an informed authority on a subject.
I like to take the role of expert or teacher during a conversation.
I'm happy to pull someone up about something if their behaviour annoys me.
If I disagree with someone, I'm often very happy to let the matter go rather than argue about it.
I can be pretty confrontational when I need to be.
I'm not that keen on being a leader.
If I have something difficult to say to someone, I use a lot of softening terms like "maybe" or "possibly" to avoid being too direct.
I'm very keen to ensure that no one is embarrassed during a conversation.
I like being a leader.
I dislike people in authority telling me what to do.
I try very hard to avoid direct confrontation.
You should never speak over someone, even if it's going to build on what they're saying. You should wait until they've finished talking.
I try to never chip in when someone's talking: I wait until they've finished.
I'm not that fussed about sharing new ideas with people.
During conversation I say what I think even if it will annoy someone.
I like to take charge of things.
I try to find ways to encourage cooperation rather than directly confronting people.
I really struggle taking orders from other people.
I am very competitive.
I often talk about controversial subjects during conversation.
I often don't end up confronting someone if they annoy me.
I can be very keen to convince somebody that I'm right if I think they're wrong.
When I am very knowledgeable about something, I enjoy explaining things to people.
I often chip in when someone is talking in order to ask clarifying questions about what they're saying, or to build on what they're saying.
I like it when others take charge.
I like to be in control of things.
I'm happy to let others be in charge.
I don't like being in charge.
I think it's a little rude to talk as though I know more than other people about a subject.
I prefer to let others take charge.
During conversation I enjoy adopting the role of teacher if I know a lot about something.
I'm a very ambitious person
It can be a bit anti-social to be intent on winning: taking part is more important.
If I have something difficult to say to someone, I just say it like it is: I don't try to soften my words particularly.
Even when I'm annoyed with someone, I often let the issue go rather than confront them.
I chip in a lot when people are talking because I see conversation as a collaborative effort.
I love telling people about my ideas.
I'm not very competitive.
I'm not an overly ambitious person.
I struggle letting others take charge.
I don't want to sound like and "know it all".
I don't interact much when other people are talking: I wait until they have finished.
During conversation, I try to let topics develop gradually rather than change subjects abruptly.
During conversation, if something comes to mind that I want to say, but I don't get the opportunity to say it, I'm not too bothered.
I spend quite a lot of my spare time doing achievement focused things.
I try not to change topics during conversation.
People should not chip in when I'm talking. They should wait until I've finished.
During conversation I try not to change subjects abruptly.
I struggle letting others take charge.
If I feel something needs to be said, I usually say it.