Impression Management Styles Scale(IMS)

Self-Promotion
1.    Talk proudly about your experience or education.
2.    Make people aware of your talents or qualifications.
3.    Let others know that you are valuable to the organization.
4.    Make people aware of your accomplishments.
Ingratiation
1.    Compliment your colleagues so they will see you as likable.
2.    Take an interest in your colleagues’ personal lives to show them that you are friendly.
3.    Praise your colleagues for their accomplishments so they will consider you a nice person.
4.    Do personal favors for your colleagues to show them that you are friendly.
Exemplification
1.    Stay at work late so people will know you are hard working.
2.    Try to appear busy‚ even at times when things are slower.
3.    Arrive at work early to look dedicated.
4.    Come to the office at night or on weekends to show that you are dedicated.
Intimidation
1.    Be intimidating with coworkers when it will help you get your job done.
2.    Let others know you can make things difficult for them if they push you too far.
3.    Deal forcefully with colleagues when they hamper your ability to get your job done.
4.    Deal strongly or aggressively with coworkers who interfere in your business.
5.    Use intimidation to get colleagues to behave appropriately.
Supplication
1.    Act like you know less than you do so people will help you out.
2.    Try to gain assistance or sympathy from people by appearing needy in some areas.
3.    Pretend not to understand something to gain someone’s help.
4.    Act like you need assistance so people will help you out.
5.    Pretend to know less than you do so you can avoid an unpleasant assignment.
 
self-promotion‚ Ingratiation‚ exemplification‚ intimidation‚ and supplication
 
 
 
self-promotion (α=0.88 to 0.92); ingratiation (α=0.8= to 0.91); exemplification (α=0.76 to 0.81); intimidation (α=0.84 to 0.89); and supplication (α=0.93).
 
1=never behave this way‚ 2=very rarely behave this way‚ 3=occasionally behave this way‚ 4=sometimes behave this way‚ 5=often behave this way
 
 

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