Developed by Dr. Doug Wilson, the Style of Influence™ questionnaire utilizes the convergence of your personal, relational and organizational behaviors to identify “Your Style” and reveals how these behaviors impact your life and those around you. It does not measure what you know or what you believe, but how you will act, also known as ‘inherent traits that motivate actions’.
The SOI’s usage in workplace training helps individuals identify how to use their native aptitudes to the best advantage of the company. In addition to providing insight into the character of the person the, SOI gives the professional direct information about the skills that need to be developed in the. The results bring greater understanding and better.
The SOI Primarily Measures The Influencing Behaviors Related To:
About The Test
The Style of Influence test is comprised of 84 questions that are meant to be answered instinctively and quickly, taking approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The SOI measures the “default” influencing behaviors of individuals. The SOI does this on four measurement scales. Each question relates to a scale and each answer corresponds to a value on that scale. This helps to produce a Raw Score that is ranked against the statistical information of the SOI and translated into a percentage. Because each scale has two opposing values, this percentage represents a mixture of the opposing values at either end of the scale.
The Relational Scale measures how emotionally empathetic or insulated a person is to the non-rational input and influence of the emotions in the environment around them. It does not measure the sociability, compassion, nature, or volume of emotions that a person has. It only measures how much their emotions are affected by the emotions around them and how oriented they are to that input.
The Cognitive Scale measures how abstractly or concretely one ingests, processes, and expresses ideas. It does not measure intelligence, communication ability, or creativity, it only measures the form that ideas will most often take when being understood and expressed.
Preference for Detail
The Preference for Detail Scale measures a person’s affinity for the level of control that they will likely maintain over the physical environment around them through their own abilities. This is opposed to the orientation toward freedom, delegation of details, chaos, and independence from ongoing task responsibility that one may have.
The Goal Achievement Scale measures how closure/task vs. process/people minded a person is while engaged in any activity. The scale does not present a person’s work ethic or how strong their will is, nor does it measure ability to lead; it only measures how externally or internally expressive or how active or responsive their will is to the will of others engaged in the achievement process with them.