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 chip in a lot when people are talking because I see conversation as a collaborative effort.
I'm not that keen on being a leader.
I dislike people in authority telling me what to do.
I think it's a little rude to talk as though I know more than other people about a subject.
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.
I really struggle taking orders from other people.
I don't interact much when other people are talking: I wait until they have finished.
I like to take charge of things.
I'm not that fussed about sharing new ideas with people.
I can be very keen to convince somebody that I'm right if I think they're wrong.
I often talk about controversial subjects during conversation.
Even when I'm annoyed with someone, I often let the issue go rather than confront them.
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'm happy to let others be in charge.
I try not to change topics during conversation.
I struggle letting others take charge.
I like to take the role of expert or teacher during a conversation.
I struggle letting others take charge.
I resent people in positions of authority.
People should not chip in when I'm talking. They should wait until I've finished.
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 spend quite a lot of my spare time doing achievement focused things.
I don't like being in charge.
If I feel something needs to be said, I usually say it.
If I disagree with someone, I'm often very happy to let the matter go rather than argue about it.
I try very hard to avoid direct confrontation.
I'm a very ambitious person
I am very competitive.
I try to find ways to encourage cooperation rather than directly confronting people.
I tend not to use my spare time to do achievement focused things.
I'm happy to pull someone up about something if their behaviour annoys me.
I often don't end up confronting someone if they annoy me.
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 love telling people about my ideas.
I like it when others take charge.
I'm very keen to ensure that no one is embarrassed during a conversation.
I'm not an overly ambitious person.
If something interesting comes to mind, I sometimes change topic quite abruptly during conversation.
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.
During conversation I say what I think even if it will annoy someone.
It can be a bit anti-social to be intent on winning: taking part is more important.
During conversation I try not to change subjects abruptly.
I like to be the best at things I do.
I'm not very competitive.
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 try to never chip in when someone's talking: I wait until they've finished.
I like being a leader.
I can be pretty confrontational when I need to be.
I prefer to let others take charge.
I like to be in control of things.
During conversation I enjoy adopting the role of teacher if I know a lot about something.
During conversation, I try to let topics develop gradually rather than change subjects abruptly.
I don't want to sound like and "know it all".
I enjoy coming across as an informed authority on a subject.
When I am very knowledgeable about something, I enjoy explaining things to people.