Skills that make a difference

(Source: In Touch Foundation)

Experience shows that the following personal skills are the most
important for overseas living. On scale of one (low) to five (high), rate yourself in each of these characteristics. Circle the traits you think are the most important to successful cross-cultural adaptation. If your score is less than 55, you have some work to do.

TRAIT SCORE
Tolerance for ambiguity
Low goal/task orientation
Open-minded
Non-judgemental
Empathy
Communicativeness
Flexibility and adaptability
Curiosity
Sense of humour
Warmth in human relationships
Motivation
Self reliance
Strong sense of self
Tolerance for differences
Perceptiveness
Ability to fail

TOTAL

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