Interpersonal Communication Inventory

Interpersonal Communication Inventory
Bienvenu‚ 1971
 
1.    Do your words come out the way you would like them to in conversation?
2.    When you are asked a question that is not clear‚ do you ask the person to explain what he means?
3.    When you are trying to explain something‚ do other persons have a tendency to put words in your mouth?
4.    Do you merely assume the other person knows what you are trying to say without your explaining what you really mean?
5.    Do you ever ask the other person to tell you how he feels about the point you may be trying to make?
6.    Is it difficult for you to talk with other people?
7.    In conversation‚ do you talk about things which are of interest to both you and the other person?
8.    Do you find it difficult to express your ideas when they differ from those around you?
9.    In conversation‚ do you try to put yourself in the other person's shoes?
10.In conversation‚ do you have a tendency to do more talking than the other person?
11.Are you aware of how your tone of voice may affect others?
12.Do you refrain from saying something that you know will Only hurt others or make matters worse?
13.Is it difficult to accept constructive criticisrn from others?
14.When someone has hurt your feelings; do you discuss this with him?
15.Do you later apologize to someone whose feelings you may have hurt?
16.Does it upset you a great deal when someone disagrees with you?
17.Do you find it difficult to think clearly when you are angry with someone?
18.Do you fail to disagree with others because you are afraid they will get angry?
19.When a problem arises between you and another person‚ can you discuss it without getting angry?
20.Are you satisfied with the way you settle your differences with others?
21.Do you pout and sulk for a long time when someone upsets you?
22.Do you become very uneasy when someone pays you a compliment?
23.Generally are you able to trust other individuals?
24.Do you find it difficult to compliment and praise others?
25.Do you deliberately try to conceal your faults from others?
26.Do you help others to understand you by saying how you think‚ feel and believe?
27.Is it difficult for you to confide in people?
28.Do‚ you have a tendency to change the subject when your feelings enter into a discussion?
29.In conversation‚ do you let the other person finish talking before reacting to what he says?
30.Do you find yourself not paying attention while in conversation with others?
31.Do you ever try to listen for meaning when someone is talking?'
32.Do others seem to be listening when you are talking?
33.In a discussion is it difficult for you to see things from the other person's point of view?'
34.Do you pretend you are listening to others when actually you are not?
35.In conversation‚ can you tell the difference between what a person is saying and what he may be feeling?
36.While speaking are you aware of how others are reacting to what you are saying?
37.Do you feel that other people wish you were a different kind of person?
38.Do other people understand your feelings?
39.Do others remark that you always seem to think you are right?
40.Do you admit that you are wrong when you know that you are wrong about something?
Adapted ICI
Oliver (1993) and Samuelson (1983)
1.    Do your words come' out the way you would like them to in conversation?
2.    When you are asked a question that is not clear‚ do you ask the person to explain what he means?
3.    When you are wing to explain something‚ do other persons have a tendency to put words in your mouth?
4.    Do you assume the other person knows what you are trying to say instead of explaining what you really meant?
5.    Do you ever ask the other person to tell you how they feel about the point you are trying to make?
6.    Is it difficult for you to talk with other people?
7.    In conversation‚ do you talk about things which are of interest to both people?
8.    Do you find it difficult to express your ideas when they differ from those around you?
9.    In conversation‚ do you try to put yourself in the other person's shoes?
10.In conversation‚ do you let the other person finish talking before reacting to what he says?
11.Are you aware of how your tone of voice may affect others?
12.Do you refrain from saying something you know will only hurt others or make matters worse?
13.Is it very difficult for you to accept constructive criticism from others?
14.When someone has hurt your feelings‚ do you discuss this with them?
15.Do you later apologize to someone whose feelings you may have hurt?
16.Does it upset you a GREAT deal when someone disagrees with you?
17.Do you find it difficult to think clearly when you are angry with someone?
18.Do you avoid disagreeing with others because you are &aid they will get angry?
19.When a problem arises between you and another person‚ are you able to discuss it without getting angry?
20.Are you satisfied with the way you settle differences with others?
21.Do you pout and sulk for a long time when someone upsets you?
22.Do you become very uneasy when someone pays you a compliment?
23.Generally‚ are you able to trust other people?
24.Do you find it difficult to compliment and praise others?
25.Do you deliberately try to conceal your faults from others?
26.Do you help others to understand you by saying how you think‚ feel‚ and believe?
27.Is it difficult for you to confide in people?
28.Do you have a tendency to change the subject when your feelings enter into a discussion?
29.In conversation‚ do you let the other person finish talking before reacting?
30.Do you find yourself not paying attention while in conversation with others?
31.Do you ever try to listen for meaning when someone is talking?
32.Do others seem to be listening when you are talking?
33.In a discussion‚ is it difficult for you to see things from the other person's point of view?
34.Do you pretend you are listening to others when actually you are not?
35.In conversation‚ can you tell the difference between what a person is saying and what he may be feeling?
36.While speaking‚ are you aware of how others are reacting to what you are saying?
37.Do you feel other people wish that you were a different kind of person?
38.Do other people understand you feelings?
39.Do others remark that you always seem to think you are right?
40.Do you admit that you are wrong when you know you are wrong about something?
 
Yes (usually)‚ No (seldom )‚ Sometimes
 
Yes
No
Sometimes
 
Yes
No
Sometimes
 
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No
Sometimes
1
3
0
2
2
3
0
2
3
0
3
1
4
0
3
1
5
3
0
2
6
0
3
1
7
3
0
2
8
0
3
1
9
3
0
2
10
0
3
1
11
3
0
1
12
3
0
2
13
0
3
1
14
3
0
2
15
3
0
2
16
0
3
1
17
0
3
1
18
0
3
1
19
3
0
2
20
3
0
2
21
0
3
1
22
0
3
1
23
3
0
2
24
0
3
1
24
0
3
1
25
0
3
1
26
3
0
2
27
0
3
1
28
0
3
1
29
3
0
2
30
0
3
1
31
3
0
2
32
3
0
2
33
3
0
2
34
0
3
1
35
3
0
2
36
3
0
2
37
0
3
1
38
3
0
2
39
0
3
1
40
3
0
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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