Do you tend to ask questions right away or later?

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
October 24, 2008 10:40am CST
Are you a proactive person when it comes to questions or are you a passive reactive person? A proactive person is always thinking ahead at possible solutions or ways to ensure a project, task, assignment, or job can indeed succeed. Proactive folks generally use schedules, are very organized, and tend to be perfectionists in their jobs. Proactive people generally love challenges and aren't usually affected by short deadlines. A passive person is caught off guard with surpise projects, or new tasks, assignments or jobs. They are the type of person that usually asks "Why does this have to happen this way" or get extremely frustrated with short deadlines. I'm more of the proactive person on my job and usually at home. I used to be the passive person on my job, until I was given more managerial, time management training classes. I've always been a creative thinker type person, meaning always thinking of better ways to improve a project, task, job or assignment that yields the best output using the best and least overall work required. How about you?
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@ibiswas (422)
• India
24 Oct 08
Well, it depends upon the discussion of which i will be a part of. I may be proactive if it is something which is related to my work domain and area and also if i have done some initial study, research and brain storming on the same, but for areas which are very new i like to be a passive speaker. I always like to speak or ask relevant questions after doing some study on the stuff and hate looking dumb or stupid in a meeting before a group asking a question which is out of context, and just the reason that i was not aware of the same... Sometimes it is good to be proactive and sometimes it is good and beneficial to be a passive speaker...Cheers and happy myLotting!!!!!