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Part V: APPENDIX > Retest Your Human Relations “Smarts”

Retest Your Human Relations “Smarts”

Demonstrate that you are human-relations smart by completing the following exercise. Write a T for each statement you consider true and an F for those you think are false. Correct answers are listed at the end of the exercise.

1: ____ 1. The challenge is to make the most of human relationships without sabotaging yourself.
A: T
2: ____ 2. Most people automatically know how to balance their technical and human relations skills.
A: F
3: ____ 3. People can be more objective dealing directly with personalities rather than focusing on relationships.
A: F
4: ____ 4. A mutually rewarding relationship is one in which both parties receive somewhat-equal but different benefits from each other.
A: T
5: ____ 5. A conflict point in a relationship can occur when one party receives or gives too many rewards.
A: F
6: ____ 6. MRT is a poor approach to use in the healing of a damaged relationship.
A: F
7: ____ 7. Fortunately, the attitude of one employee does not influence the productivity of another.
A: F
8: ____ 8. The key to restoring any damaged relationship is the willingness of both parties to try.
A: T
9: ____ 9. Deciding whether to try to repair a damaged relationship depends on who was at fault.
A: F
10: ____ 10. People who are human-relations smart never sabotage themselves.
A: F
11: ____ 11. Embarrassing yourself in public does not come under the category of self-sabotage.
A: F
12: ____ 12. Employees often set themselves up for more problems when they refuse to mend a repairable relationship quickly.
A: T
13: ____ 13. The more meaningful a relationship, the less apt a person is to be sabotaged by it.
A: F
14: ____ 14. Standing on principle does not involve human-relationship risks.
A: F
15: ____ 15. Business partnerships create few conflicts.
A: F
16: ____ 16. Self-sabotage usually occurs when a person cannot handle the emotional strain that goes with a relationship conflict.
A: T
17: ____ 17. Absenteeism seldom leads to career damage.
A: F
18: ____ 18. To resolve a severely damaged work-related relationship, it is always best to cut your losses by starting over elsewhere.
A: F
19: ____ 19. A Plan B can help you be prepared for a major organizational change.
A: T
20: ____ 20. Becoming negative may be an early warning that you are sabotaging yourself.
A: T




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