What is Your Political Skill?

Instructions: Please click on the button that best describes how much you agree with each statement about yourself in your work environment.

 

       
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree
Slightly
Disagree
 

Neutral
 
Slightly
Agree

Agree
Strongly
Agree
 
  1. I spend a lot of time and effort at work networking with others.  
 
 
 
  2. I am able to make most people feel comfortable and at ease around me.  
 
 
 
  3. I am able to communicate easily and effectively with others.  
 
 
 
  4. It is easy for me to develop good rapport with most people.  
 
 
 
  5. I understand people very well.  
 
 
 
  6. I am good at building relationships with influential people at work.  
 
 
 
  7. I am particularly good at sensing the motivations and hidden agendas of others.  
 
 
 
  8. When communicating with others, I try to be genuine in what I say and do.  
 
 
 
  9. I have developed a large network of colleagues and associates at work who I can call on for support when I really need to get things done  
 
 
 
  10. At work, I know a lot of important people and am well connected.  
 
 
 
  11. I spend a lot of time and effort at work developing connections with others.  
 
 
 
  12. I am good at getting people to like me.  
 
 
 
  13. It is important that people believe I am sincere in what I say and do.  
 
 
 
  14. I try to show a genuine interest in other people.  
 
 
 
  15. I am good at using my connections and network to make things happen at work.  
 
 
 
  16. I have good intuition or 'savvy' about how to present myself to others.  
 
 
 
  17. I always seem to instinctively know the right things to say or do to influence others.  
 
 
 
  18. I pay close attention to peoples' facial expressions.  
 
 
 
  19. I am skilled at playing office politics.  
 
 
 
  20. The topic of office politics is new to me.  
 
 
 
  21. I need to develop my ability to play office politics.  
 
 
 
  22. I don't know how to play the game of office politics.  
 
 
 
                           
                           

 

Self-Esteem Scale
       
Strongly
Agree

Agree
 

Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
 
  1. I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others.  
 
 
  2. I feel that I have a number of good qualities.  
 
 
  3. All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.  
 
 
  4. I am able to do things as well as most other people.  
 
 
  5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of.  
 
 
  6. I take a positive attitude toward myself.  
 
 
  7. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.  
 
 
  8. I wish I could have more respect for myself.  
 
 
  9. I certainly feel useless at times.  
 
 
  10. At times, I think I am no good at all.  
 
 
                   

 

Please indicate your MBTI preferences. Also indicate how confident you are about each preference. If you do not know your MBTI type, please skip this section.

     
Very
Confident
Moderately
Confident
Slightly
Confident
 
Don't
Know
 
Slightly
Confident
Moderately
Confident
Very
Confident
     
 

Extroversion

 
 
 
  Introversion  
  Sensing  
 
 
  Intuition  
  Thinking  
 
 
  Feeling  
  Judging  
 
 
  Perceiving  
                             

 

 
Please indicate your gender.  
Please indicate your level of education.  
What is your employment status?  
If you are employed full- or part-time, do you supervise at least one employee?  
Please indicate your student status.  
Please indicate your age.  

 

 

 
 
 
 
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