If you suffer from lack of confidence, it is important to discover the cause to solve the problem. There are several factors that cause lack of confidence: fear of criticism, lack of assertiveness, perfectionism, and feelings of inferiority. Fear of criticism is believed to be one of the main causes of lack of confidence. People who fear criticism care too much about other people opinions. They are always thinking of what people might say or might think if they do this or that.
However, I am also a person who likes directions and rules to make logical sense. If I am skeptical or unsure as to its logic, I will question and present alternate ideas which is uncharacteristic of a conventional thinking style. The dependent thinking style, for which I also scored in the 97th percentile, is characterized by indecisiveness, feelings of helplessness, preoccupation with pleasing people and passivity. I agree that I am a dependent thinker. I often look to other people’s opinions when trying to make decisions and I often feel that things that happen in my life are beyond my control which leads to feelings of helplessness.
When I come into work sometimes a lot of stuff is missing or not put away in the right place or just not cleaned properly that is something I would like to change. 2. How do you presently respond (i.e. what do you think, feel, and do in that situation)? When I give myself too much work to do and not slow down I end up stressing myself out because it is hard to finish the task by a certain time cause of having so many jobs going on at the one time.
'Assuming' that my presentation of the subject is as clear to others as it is to me will likely bring many conflicts as misunderstandings arise. 'Assuming' that others hold the same knowledge as I do on a subject can also create problems. If I 'assume' anything, I am likely to be constricted in my thinking process. It is quite necessary for me to avoid assumptions as I research an issue or a problem if I am to have the best possible outcome. Being close-minded in my thinking as I 'assume' certain things are truth can make or break me in presentation.
It is quite often there isn’t clear between “right” or “wrong” before we deciding something. Uncertainty can be one of the most difficult things to deal with. It can make us feel angry, irritable, of frightened. This can sometimes create tension with people around us. Actually, if I think back there is no right or wrong decision.
I have the tendency to lose interest quickly which is terrible in most cases, especially when it comes to learning; sometimes when I am trying to grasps a concept that doesn’t make much sense to me, I sabotage my learning process because my brain seems as if it is almost shutting down even when I try to concentrate very hard. This would not serve me well in a working environment as I cannot just shut down as soon as I have lost interest, as that would stunt my professional development. Being a dominant character is not always a good thing because sometimes I am reluctant to let someone else take charge which has probably cost me a lot of learning opportunities in the past. A ‘Jump first/think later’ mentality is definitely the worst sort of mentality to have when in a working environment, especially when dealing with people; things have to be calculated with all details taken into consideration and could lead to a lot of errors and disciplinary actions, although this could be a valuable learning experience to not do it again, it is worse to make such errors as this reckless mentality is neither valid in a work environment or professional. There is no truer statement for me than I talk more often than I listen, I do not favour listening or when I have to
However participants who are interviewed are those with a lot of time on their hands this can make the sample unrepresentative of the whole population as they may be lonely people who have a lot of time on their hands. When conducting questionnaires participants may find it difficult to understand what a question is asking them, however with a structured interview the interviewer is able to explain and clarify the questions in order to gain a valid response. However as the interviewer has to follow a set of instructions they can’t give more detail to the respondent if they say something particularly interesting. Structured interviews have many advantages
There are many reasons why interpersonal communications may fail. In many communications, the message (what is said) may not be received exactly the way the sender intended. It is, therefore, important that the communicator seeks feedback to check that their message is clearly understood. The skills of Active Listening, Clarification and Reflection may help but the skilled communicator also needs to be aware of the barriers to effective communication and how to avoid or overcome them. There are many barriers to communication and these may occur at any stage in the communication process.
Making employees feel under-valued is a big problem that occurs. This is because employers are now taking employees for granted. For example, feeling underappreciated for any extra work the new employer may put in. These employees may be going above and beyond what they initially signed up for, by their own accord or by orders from management. However, management take them for granted because they lack appreciation and acknowledgement for this work.
Everything is not stable; it will disappear. Then, I should not hold everything. If something is gone, I have to understand and adjust myself with what remains. Laziness also can be the cause of stress. For example, if you are too lazy to work, you might get little money.