Interpersonal Relations Section

What are Interpersonal Skills?

Interpersonal skills describe how we interact with others, whether in a social or occupational setting, although generally in the business world it is considered to refer to an individual’s ability to maintain an amiable environment with co-workers while efficiently completing that which is required in their occupational role. The interpersonal skills questionnaire isolates and evaluates five of the key personality traits associated with having effective interpersonal attributes, allowing the candidate to gain knowledge of their strengths and an awareness of possible areas of improvement regarding social interactions within the work place. Interpersonal skills are considered important in reference to vast number of occupations including managerial or leadership roles, client based businesses, team-based work forces and many more, due to the nature in which such business progress, as well as the significance of work place morale.

The characteristics assessed by the interpersonal skills test are as follows:

Emotional Intelligence, which refers to one’s ability to assess, identify and manage the emotions of themselves and others around them. Emotional Intelligence is indicative of an individual’s likelihood to consider the emotional needs of others in regard to areas such as decision making or team-based exercises.

Team Working, which suggests the extent to which an individual may be comfortable working with others and the efficiency of the work completed during such tasks. Those with good teamwork skills are likely to contribute within a group as well as supporting others ideas, while helping to maintain productivity and a high level of performance overall.

Empathy, which is indicative of how able the candidate is in regard to recognition of others current emotional state as well as their own. Those with increased empathy are generally considered able to appreciate and understand how others may be affected by emotions or behaviors, through specific cues that may not be detected by those who are not so empathic.

Integrity, which relates to the consistency of ones values, actions and truthfulness and is often influential in how respected that individual may be, as well as the value placed in their opinion. Someone with high integrity may avoid that which could contradict their principles even in the case of personal gain and could be considered to be trustworthy and fair-minded.

Social Boldness, which incorporates confidence, assertiveness and courage and applies it to a social context, for example, those who convey social boldness are not likely to shy away from conflict and will assert themselves when they feel it necessary, such as standing up for their own beliefs or those of others and are generally considered able to express themselves freely.