Week 4 DB: Interpersonal Skills and Tolerance for Disagreement
Interpersonal skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups. People who have worked on developing strong interpersonal skills are usually more successful in both their professional and personal lives. Employers often seek to hire staff with ‘strong interpersonal skills’ – they want people who will work well in a team and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and clients.
Complete the Tolerance for Disagreement Scale.docx (linked here) and then, without disclosing too much personal information, share your thoughts on your tolerance for disagreement. Once you have discussed your tolerance for disagreement outcome, utilize the “P-U-G-S-S” model (outlined in the weekly lesson) to discuss how you could research and improve your interpersonal communication and your approach to conflict.
In no less than 250 words, create an initial post that describes your tolerance for disagreement (TFD). How does your TFD affect your ability to engage in small talk? How does your TFD affect your ability to overcome conflict? How does the P-U-G-S-S model assist you with enhancing your own interpersonal communication?