Are you tactful or
|1. ||You are at a party and a crushing bore corners you. In
which of the following ways are you most likely to
extricate yourself from this situation?|
|a. ||start yawning or looking bored, then if the person
doesn't get the message make an excuse to do
something else such as make a telephone call|
|b. ||make an excuse that you have just seen someone at
the other side of the room you have to talk to about
|c. ||politely listen, but try to change the subject to
something that your companion might find equally
boring, in the hopes that he or she will move away to
bore someone else|
|2. ||A work colleague comes into the office one morning
wearing a particularly garish and inappropriate item of
clothing. Which of the following is most likely to be your
|a. ||a comment such as 'I expect you must be wearing
that to win a bet'|
|b. ||a comment such as 'well, that's different'|
|c. ||say nothing and keep your thoughts to yourself|
|3. ||You see in the evening paper that a colleague has been
banned from driving for 12 months for drunk driving.|
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Psychometric Testing: 1000 Ways to Assess Your Personality, Creativity, Intelligence and Lateral Thinking.
Contributors: Philip Carter - Author, Ken Russell - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: 23.
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