Please follow these instructions: Below are two groups of paragraphs. Group 1 deals with attitudes; Group 2 with actions. Circle the letter of one paragraph in each group that best describes you. You will probably disagree with some part of each paragraph, but select the one that best reflects your attitudes and actions. The paragraph as a whole is more important than individual parts of it. Do not spend a lot of time thinking about your choices. Your immediate reaction is usually the correct one.
A I lead believing that usually everything will work out. I can almost always find something to be positive about. I enjoy being around others and helping them to be happy. When I don’t feel good about something, I try not to display it! Staying positive has sometimes meant that I’ve delayed handling a difficult situation of my own.
B I lead with definite feelings about things and am not afraid to show them. I am straightforward but more sensitive than most people realize. I like to know who and what I can depend on. When I’m upset I don’t mind if others know it. I want to change what needs to be changed. I know the rules but I don’t need anyone reminding me of them.
C I am a rational and logical leader, uncomfortable with an outward display of feelings. I prize efficiency and am something of a perfectionist. When there are problems I try not to become emotionally involved in the situation. Some believe I’m too detached, but I don’t want my feelings to distract me from what’s really important. When others upset me, I try not to show it.
X I am an independent leader who faces life directly. I establish my own objectives, get involved, and cause things to happen. I don’t like waiting. I don’t seek confrontations, but I’m not afraid of them. Whatever I do, I do with my whole heart.
Y I don’t feel comfortable taking the leader’s role or being competitive, but I will when I must. I don’t see a need to draw attention to myself, but I’m not afraid of it. It’s not my style to assert myself forcefully, but I’m willing to when necessary.
Z When I am the leader, I accept responsibility. I believe leaders must keep their commitments and do what is expected of them. As the leader I will do what I believe I best for the group. I am willing to make personal sacrifices for the group without recognition. Sometimes that means I don’t have much “personal” time for myself.