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Communication

Definition

One of the four main general emotional competency traits This is related to the Warm and Social trait and the Talking trait. It includes the ability to both talk and get ideas across to people and the ability to start a conversation with a stranger.

Those who communicate make sure their ideas get across to others the same way they intended them. They are not afraid to speak up and say what they think.

Those who don’t communicate are either unable to clearly express their ideas or feel uncomfortable expressing their ideas and keep quiet.

What the Trait is NOT

A desire to talk or listen. An ability to listen. An ability to write.

Closely Related Traits

  • Warm and Sociable
  • Talking

Closely Related Tests

Predictor Profile

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Low Range

Extreme Low Range

0 to 4. Low scores on this trait show the person lacks ability to both talk and get ideas across to people and/or to start conversations with strangers.

Poor Range

Low Range

5 to 29. Low scores on this trait show the person lacks ability to both talk and get ideas across to people and/or to start conversations with strangers. This is an extremely important trait for jobs requiring a need to express ideas effectively but of little importance to those in clerical or technical type positions. Make sure this trait is above the minimum benchmarks for the job they are applying for.

Borderline Range

Medium Range

30 to 45. A borderline reading on this trait is 40.

Ok Range

High Range

46 to 89. These people have the ability to talk, get ideas across to people and meet strangers.

Interview Questions

In social situations do you prefer listening or talking?

Why is that?

What experience have you had with that?

What special efforts do you take to get your ideas across to others?

Question the practicality of those answers (To make sure it’s not just a theory)

Does it seem effortless on your part to keep social conversations going with strangers?

Do you go overboard trying to convince others of your ideas?

For Manager Empathy

Needed more in sales, customer service and management positions than technical or clerical positions. A good profile for management or salesperson will rate high on this trait.

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