Module I of Exploring Entrepreneurship
In this section of the blog, I will be sharing my thoughts and new ideas throughout module I: Attributes of an Entrepreneur and Self-Assessment
.For the fourth topic in the module, we determined what social style we are based on the Social Style Theory by David Merrill. These Theory present a scale that sorts individuals base on 4 main personality traits: analytical, driving, amiable, and expressive.
The importance of this task and its benefit are to identify which social styles encompass us as students, learn our strengths and weaknesses, and work to develop effective communication skill to effectively work with other styles. This will become an integral part our profession as we enter clinic, and enter into practice. With that said, there is not better place and time to begin to refine these skill but here and now, with our peers.
My questionnaire results are attached here for convenience. I was categorized as being a C2, which means I am more analytical, but also share many characteristics of amiable, driving, and expressive styles. Undoubtedly, after reading through the strengths and weaknesses of all styles, there were many that I found applied to me. Most of the characteristic of the Analytical style held to be true, and quite a few others from the other 3 styles also hit home. My second most dominant style is B3, expressive, which again sounds like me quite a bit.
What I really enjoyed about this part of the module was that after I determined by style, it went on the describe what to look for in others to help determine their style, and suggestions of how to connect with them! Awesome! I think the next couple weeks, our peers will be extra attentive to each other, in hopes of determining styles, and working hard to enhance communication and understanding. More amazing though, were the tips of how to approach the diverse styles in practice, and what motivates them.