Assignment 2: Reflection 1/The m?tr?x EI Test Results

Interpersonal effectiveness is a broad topic that entails many aspects of how we view and interact with the world. In each module, you will take in a great amount of information from a variety of sources?your reading, media presentations, case studies, etc. In addition to graded reflection activities, you are encouraged to keep a journal through the course to reflect on how what you learn applies to your life as a person, professional, and student. This module, your graded reflection activity will focus on your own interpersonal effectiveness and propose ways that you can improve areas of weakness.
For this assignment, you must submit a brief reflection paper to theDropbox. Before you start, choose a partner to interview, someone who is close to you that can provide you with serious feedback about your interpersonal effectiveness. This person may be a close friend, family member, or significant other. Explain each of the four components of interpersonal effectiveness to your partner (competence, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and ethics). Ask your partner how they feel you are doing in each component. (Take notes!) What do you do well, what needs attention or improvement?

Next, go back and review your results from the Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment(s) that you completed in Module 1. Consider how they compare to your interview results.

You should write your reflection paper using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, and using a 12-point font. Provide a reference for any sources, such as your textbook, at the end of your paper. This paper should be about 2?3 pages in length. Please make sure that you are including the terms and concepts from your readings and course site to support your reflection:
1. Consider the four components of interpersonal effectiveness, competence, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and ethics. Think about how you are doing in each of these components. How does your friend/partner think you are doing on each of these components? Where are you doing well? Where do you need some practice? Consider the results from your Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment in Module 1. How accurate were the results? What did you learn about yourself from the self-assessment? (Please write at least 1 page for this section.)
2. How do each of these tenets of interpersonal communication affect you in the following areas: (Please write at least ? page for these.)
a. Personally?
b. Academically?
c. Professionally?
3. Summarize two key insights from this assignment. What do you know now about your behavior and interpersonal effectiveness that you didn?t know before? (Please write at least ? page for this.)
4. Looking back at the goals that you set for yourself, what new behaviors can you practice that will help you reach them? Explain. (Please write at least ? page for this.)

The m?tr?x EI Test Results
(MEIT Version 1.0)
Questionnaire Date
The following numerical scores are calculated from your answers to the EI questionnaire. If you have answered honestly and accurately, your scores, out of 10 for each quadrant, will reflect your capability level within each of the EI quadrants. (You might want to print out this result; if you do not, you will have to retake the test if you want these scores later since they are not saved anywhere.) To gain a picture of what each of the EI quadrants covers, read the short descriptions below, or on this website at www.maetrix.com.au/ei.asp.
You have answered 0 questions out of 40.For best results, you should answer all the questions that apply.

Self-Awareness Self-Management Social-Awareness Relationship Management
8 6 8 4

For more information about interpreting your MEIT scores, click here. For more information about Emotional Intelligence and how to use it for your personal growth, please contact, Malcolm Lazenby
Please remember that this Sampler is NOT scientifically validated. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the results of this EI analysis.

EI Quadrant Descriptors
Self-Awareness.
Description. The core of Emotional Intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is comprised of three competencies; emotional self-awareness, where you are able to read and understand your emotions as well as recognise their impact on work performance and relationships; accurate self-assessment, where you are able to give a realistic evaluation of your strengths and limitations; and self-confidence, where you have a positive and strong sense of one?s self-worth. The starting point and key in these areas is the ability to be critically self-reflective.
Self-Management
Description. Self-management is comprised of five competencies; Self-control, which is keeping disruptive emotions and impulses under control; transparency, which is maintaining standards of honesty and integrity, managing yourself and responsibilities; and adaptability, which is the flexibility in adapting to changing situations and overcoming obstacles; achievement orientation, which is the guiding drive to meet an internal standard of excellence; and initiative, which is the readiness to seize opportunities and act.
Social Awareness
Description. Social Awareness is comprised of three competencies; empathy, which is understanding others and taking an active interest in their concerns; organisational awareness, which is the ability to read the currents of organisational life, build decision networks and navigate politics; and service orientation, which is recognising and meeting customers needs.The adaptable, success-oriented type.
Relationship Management
Description. The Social cluster of Relationship Management is comprised of seven competencies; visionary leadership, which is inspiring and guiding groups and individuals; developing others, which is the propensity to strengthen and support the abilities of others through feedback and guidance; influence, which is the ability to exercise a wide range of persuasive strategies with integrity, and also includes listening and sending clear, convincing and well-tuned messages; change catalyst, which is the proficiency in initiating new ideas and leading people in a new direction; conflict management, which is resolving disagreements and collaboratively developing resolutions; building bonds, which is building and maintaining relationships with others; and teamwork and collaboration, which is the promotion of cooperation and building of teams.

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