Stephen Covey’s Speed of Trust: Season 4 – Episode 5 – How “Credible” Are You Questionnaire

This is a wonderful self-analysis questionnaire for all of you out there who are trying to understand if you’re “credible.”

In the questionnaire down below, you need to rate yourself on a scale 1-5.  There are two parts for each question: the negative on the left side and positive on the right side.  If you’re a 1, that means you’re more predisposed to doing the action on the left.  If you’re a 5, that means you lean towards the right.  2, 3, and 4 are the “in between” lines.  So, without further ado, let’s get into it! Be sure to post your scores and record them.  Podcast is down below.



Part One

I sometimes justify telling “white lies,” misrepresent people or situations, or “spin” the truth to get the results I want. 1__2__3__4__5 At every level, I am thoroughly honest in my interactions with others.
At times, there’s a mismatch between what I think and what I say, or between my actions and my values. 1__2__3__4__5 What I say and do is what I really think and feel; I consistently “walk” my “talk.”
I am not fully clear on my values. It’s difficult for me to stand up for something when others disagree. 1__2__3__4__5 I am clear on my values and courageous in standing up for them.
It’s hand for me to acknowledge that someone else may be right, or that there is additional information out there that may cause me to change my mind. 1__2__3__4__5 I am genuinely open to the possibility of learning new ideas that may cause me to rethink or even redefine values.
I have difficult time setting and achieving personal goals or commitments. 1__2__3__4__5 I am able to consistently make and keep commitments to myself and to others.



Total part one score __________________ (Possible 25)


I don’t really care that much about people, except  those closest to me. It’s hard for me to think about concerns outside of my own challenges in life. 1__2___3___4___5 I genuinely care about other people and am deeply concerned about the well-being of others.
I don’t think a lot about why I do what I do. I’ve rarely (if even) tried to do deep interior work to improve my motives. 1__2___3___4___5 I am consciously aware of my motives and I refine them to make sure that I’m doing the right things for the right reasons.
In my dealings with others, I usually focus on getting what I want. 1__2___3___4___5 I actively seek solutions that provide a “win” for everyone involved.
Based on my behavior, most people wouldn’t necessarily think I had their best interests in mind. 1__2___3___4___5 Other people can clearly tell by the things I do that I really do have their best interests in mind.
Deep down, I believe that if someone else gets something (resources, opportunities, credit), that means I don’t. 1__2___3___4___5 I sincerely believe that there is more than enough of everything to go around.



Total part two score ______________ (Possible 25)




I feel like I’m not really utilising my talents in my current job. 1__2__3__4__5 There is a high match between my talents and my opportunities  in the work I’m doing.
I have not gained the knowledge or fully developed the skills I need to really be effective at work. 1__2__3__4__5 I have acquired the knowledge and mastered the skills required for my job.
I seldom take time to improve my knowledge and skills at work or in any other area in my life. 1__2__3__4__5 I relentlessly upgrade and increase my knowledge and skills in all the important areas of my life.
I’m not really sure what my strengths are; I’m more focused on trying to improve in my areas of weakness. 1__2__3__4__5 I’ve identified my strengths, and my greatest focus is on using them effectively.
At this point, I really don’t know much about ho to build trust. 1__2__3__4__5 I know how to effectively establish, grow, extend, and restore trust, and I consciously work to make it happen.



Total part three score ___________ (Possible 25)




I don’t have a very good track record. My resume certainly won’t knock anyone’s socks off. 1__2__3__4__5 My track record clearly gives others the confidence that I will achieve desired results.
I focus my efforts on doing what I’ve been told to do. 1__2__3__4__5 I focus my efforts on delivering results, not activities.
When it comes to communicating my track record, either I don’t say anything (I don’t want to come across as bragging), or I say too much and turn people off. 1__2__3__4__5 I appropriately communicate my track record to others in a way that inspires confidence.
I often fail to finish what I start. 1__2__3__4__5 With rare exception, if I start something, I finish it.
I don’t worry as much about how I get the results – just that I get them. 1__2__3__4__5 I consistently get results in ways that inspire trust.

Total part four score __________ (Possible 25)

Total questionnaire score ___________ (Possible 100)


Listen to “Stephen Covey’s Speed of Trust: Season 4 – Episode 5 – How “Credible” Are You Questionnaire” on Spreaker.



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