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QUIZ: How Good Are Your People Skills, Really? 

Let’s find out.


Sometimes it feels as though they’re a bit of a lost art, doesn’t it?

But we know there are still people out there with impeccable interpersonal acumen. The perfect blend of conviviality, manners and charm. Is that you? We can tell you…

1. You get into the lift at work and the new guy is in there. It's a bit awkward tbh. How do you defuse the situation?
Smile widely and extend your hand for a firm shake
Mumble something about him being welcome to the team

Nothing. No one likes a lift talker
2. How good are you at remembering people's names?
Abysmal, frankly
Hit and miss, depending on circumstances

Not to be smug, but excellent - and I also try to remember a litle fact about them too
3. Do you often find yourself acting as a mediator in the group Whatsapp of your pals?
I'm more likely to be fanning for the flames for the LOLs...
Yes, I like to try and keep the peace

The odd time yeah
4. Are you an introvert, extrovert - or an ambivert (mix of both)?
Extrovert and proud!
Introvert I'm afraid

Ambivert - really depends on my mood
5. Pick what you'd be most likely to use as an ice-breaker/small talk fodder in the pub.
"See the match?"
"Did anyone see the latest bit of news on Brexit?"

Nothing, don't believe in small talk really
6. How are your listening skills? And we're not talking about office eavesdropping here, by the by.
Sorry, come again?
Pretty good I think!
7. Are you any cop at negotiating - or rather, getting your own way with people?
Let's just say I manage to get a raise every performance review
No. I find sulking tends not to work

Hmm, I'm not the worst
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You've got dream people skills!
Fair play to you. You're right on top of the whole interpersonal skill set thing. Keep on doing what you're doing. You're killing it.
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You scored out of !
You've fairly solid people skills
You have your moments - you definitely have a dab hand at a bit of charm every now and again, but there are moments when the mask can slip. Keep at it!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Are you sure people skills are really your forte? Perhaps there are other things in life you excel at. Schmoozing just may not be one of them. You're a straight shooter.
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