BUILDING GOOD RELATIONSHIPS
Do You Know The Score?
Do people seem to enjoy being with you, or do they head the other way when you enter the room? Building relationships begins with the signals you give to show others you care about them.
Rate your relationship skills on a scale of 1 to 5. Give yourself a 5 if your behavior is solidly in the first ("Do you...") column and a 1 if it's decidedly in the third ("Or do you...") column. For instance, someone who appreciates other people's humor about half the time would give themselves a 3 for that skill.
Do this exercise with your spouse or a close friend. Fill out the worksheet for yourself and for your partner, then compare your partner's perceptions about your relationship skills with your own. Use the worksheets as a starting point for a discussion on ways to improve your relationship with your partner.