Grace Smith
December 13, 2023

Evaluating yourself impartially and without favoring yourself can be one of the most challenging things you might have to do. The more honest you are with yourself, the better the evaluation results will be. And feedback is the backbone of a thriving company.

After all, 43% of highly engaged employees receive feedback at least once a week. So how should you go about the process? Here are 101 Self-Evaluation examples, categorized and sorted by use-case to help you nail your performance reviews!

Self-Evaluation and its Impact on Employees

You might wonder why you go through all this trouble and evaluate yourself when the company conducts an evaluation for you. But that’s different.

The insights you get from allowing employees to evaluate themselves help you understand how people see themselves and are an excellent way to increase self-awareness.

1. Employees are more aware

Self-evaluations help employees identify their strengths and areas of improvement, thereby making them more self-aware and dedicated to their personal growth.

2. Leads to greater accountability

Self-evaluations encourage employees to take responsibility for their performance. As a result, they tend to be more proactive to accomplish tasks and counter challenges before they arise.

3. Better communicators

Employees are more open and communicate better with their managers after they evaluate themselves. Therefore, workplace communication is enhanced.

4. Preparation for performance reviews

Employees are better prepared for future performance reviews after self-evaluating themselves. Articulating their strengths and weaknesses before-hand makes the review process seem productive and less daunting.

5. Clear goal-setting

Evaluating and reflecting on one's performance helps set realistic and achievable goals. This helps them achieve targets sooner, and aligns their own goals with that of the organization's goals.

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So yes, it is extremely important and impactful on employees. Now let's look at several examples on self-evaluation that will help refine your own examples.

Self-Evaluation Examples for Job performance

These examples assist employees in self-assessment and provide a clear roadmap for enhancing their job competencies.

  1. I promote a team-based work atmosphere by including everyone on the team.
  2. I have successfully made sure that our website's "bounce rate" goes down.
  3. Working on challenging activities beyond my job description is something I find rewarding. Helping coworkers and building teams makes me happy.
  4. I appreciate teamwork and leadership. Overachieving my goals helps me feel successful.
  5. I like new challenges and learning new things. I appreciate open communication and collective problem-solving. 
  6. I like non-work stuff. I help coworkers with no effort. I am also happy to foster teamwork and achieve goals.
  7. Exceeding employment criteria motivates me. Working together, answering questions, and helping others is wonderful.
  8. My hustle includes doing the extra work. I like helping teammates, managing teamwork, and celebrating triumphs.
  9. I willingly address my peers' questions and help clear any confusion without any inconvenience.
  10. I make sure that I'm willing to talk, and easy to reach if my coworkers need help.
  11. I manage my team effectively and engage in activities to enhance our strength.
  12. I am proud to share that exceeding my achievement goals brings me great joy.
  13. I adore finishing tasks and challenging myself. Helping colleagues and increasing abilities through shared activities is gratifying and essential to success.
  14. I find work enjoyable, not tedious, and I extend my support to coworkers through volunteering outside of work.
  15. I appreciate challenging tasks, and I try to help, communicate, and collaborate in the office.
  16. I go above and beyond for our team. I take on projects, support others, and foster workplace collaboration.
  17. I care about my work and find pleasure and worth in it.
  18. A lot of the time, I undertake projects that go beyond my designated job duties.
  19. I always try to take on new, hard tasks.
  20. I make sure that I'm willing to talk and easy to reach if my coworkers need help.

Self-Evaluation Examples for Innovation and Creativity

Here are examples of self-evaluation statements focused on innovation and creativity, highlighting an individual's commitment to finding new solutions, and improving their work approach.

  1. I'm always looking for new ways to get my work done and keep track of my responsibilities.
  2. I am committed to my career growth and will consistently enroll in training courses targeting the specific skills essential for my professional development.
  3. I always test myself to enhance productivity and accountability, finding excitement in workshops that focus on specialized work skills.
  4. I enjoy learning and working with others. Staying updated through professional development is a key part of my approach.
  5. I prioritize novel ideas and advancements in my field. I quickly optimize processes to enhance efficiency and usability.
  6. Innovative solutions thrill me. I enjoy learning and want to develop new ideas. Collaboration helps me solve creative problems from different viewpoints.
  7. I tackle every project with a creative mindset. Always studying business helps me stay relevant in the industry.
  8. I love work inventiveness. I love learning. I learn from others and solve problems constructively.
  9. I stay updated on the latest ideas, trends, and breakthroughs in my field.
  10. I appreciate innovation, seeing every role as an opportunity for improvement. I adapt rapidly to increase productivity and user experience since I'm continually learning. I strive harder because of their talents.
  11. I value learning in my personal and professional life and am always seeking for methods to improve my job.
  12. I always try different methods to complete my tasks. Targeted instruction and peer interaction boost my skills.
  13. I think outside the box for every project. I want to always learn. Working with others inspires me to learn.
  14. I love working with others in my area and learning new skills.
  15. I've decided what I want to accomplish with my career and began taking action.
  16. I learn quickly and can fix things to make them more efficient and nice.
  17. Learning is my basis, personally and professionally. I pro-actively seek work-enhancing learning. To innovate and push limitations, I approach each project differently.
  18. I approach every assignment differently and tackle difficulties creatively.
  19. I contribute fresh ideas in team discussions, fostering creative problem-solving.
  20. I regularly explore new technologies to bring innovative solutions to my projects.

Self-Evaluation Examples for Communication

These examples are centered on communication, illustrating how individuals assess and articulate their effectiveness in conveying ideas, engaging in teamwork, and fostering clear and constructive interactions.

  1. I handle disagreements with care, ensuring a positive resolution.
  2. To keep everyone informed of significant and little changes, I always update my coworkers and managers.
  3. I make sure my team knows the objectives.
  4. I communicate my thoughts to the whole company.
  5. While being very considerate, I give my team members comments and ideas all the time.
  6. I always let partners, coworkers, and customers know about success or changes that might affect them.
  7. I handle serious conflicts gently. Sharing crucial information promotes teamwork. Communication transparency aligns goals.
  8. Our team's aims are explained to guarantee comprehension. I share ideas and respect sensible feedback to help my team succeed.
  9. I swiftly inform partners, coworkers, and customers of critical developments. I'm clarifying conversations despite my flaws. I stay cheerful and encourage healthy discourse, even in conflict.
  10. Politeness is my communication style. I spontaneously and honestly congratulate coworkers. As I strengthen my communication, I will tackle difficult conversations with grace and positivity.
  11. I handle sensitive matters carefully to sustain relationships through disagreements. I notify everyone to accurately communicate organizational aims and concepts.
  12. Honest updates and feedback help in effective communication. I cherish colleagues' successes but also honest, entertaining conversations.
  13. I build team and outside relationships by being approachable and trying to understand others. I respect my teammates' achievements. 
  14. I strive to be honest, but I just discovered I'm not always clear when I speak. I'll plan to enhance my communication.
  15. Despite knowing the need for harsh chats with a positive mindset, I steer clear of them.
  16. Because I can talk to people politely, I can get along well with my team members and other members outside of work.
  17. When my coworkers do well, I'm proud of them and don't think twice about applauding them.

Self-Evaluation Examples for Customer Experience

These examples are great for customer-facing teams, and showcases empathy, active listening, and effective communication to understand and meet customer needs. These examples can help individuals assess themselves in their customer-facing field, thereby enhancing service quality and customer satisfaction.

  1. The way I talk to customers makes me very thoughtful, and I try to see things from their point of view by thinking like them.
  2. By persuading them and staying calm, I am good at dealing with tough and argumentative customers.
  3. Empathy helps me understand consumers. I softly persuade reluctant clients. Customer input guides our decisions, therefore I listen.
  4. Empathy helps me address client queries fast. I persuade and calm challenging clients to succeed. Positive customer responses have grown 80% owing to feedback-driven improvements.
  5. My consumer relationships are based on empathy. Caution calms stressful customer conversations. I carefully consider client feedback before determining.
  6. Customer empathy and problem-solving are my aims. Problems are overcome by being cool and convincing demanding Consumer feedback helps me enhance our products.
  7. I care about customers. I ease challenging customers to success. 
  8. Empathizing with customers helps me understand them. I sometimes convince and pacify difficult customers. Active listening and customer choice are my preferences.
  9. I pay attention and learn from users.
  10. I prioritize empathy and customer needs. I ease challenging customers to success. We consider consumer feedback.
  11. In my interactions with customers, I listen carefully and use their feedback to improve our services. I also work to calmly and effectively handle demanding customers.
  12. Customer empathy and understanding are my goals. I persuade and solve problems. 
  13. I utilize client feedback to enhance services.
  14. Active listening is my key technique for ensuring customer satisfaction.
  15. I try to be cool and persuade tough customers.
  16. I feel for customers. I settle problems with peace and persuasion. 
  17. Before making a decision, I carefully listen to what the customers have to say.
  18. If I see that a customer doesn't know much about our goods or services, I make sure that their questions are answered and that they get help right away.
  19. My good customer feedback has grown by 80% in the past year.
  20. Being quick and helpful are two things I do to really improve the customer experience.

Self-Evaluation Examples for Performance Improvement

The following examples help you assess and focus on enhancing and achieving high performance.

  1. I'm aware of how often I count on the team's work. I'm working on being able to achieve more and add to my team's work so that I can do that better.
  2. I know how important communication is when managing a team, and I always work to make sure there isn't any confusion within or between team members. To help me make more sales, I'm working on getting better at following up.
  3. Teamwork makes me work harder. Team communication is crucial, therefore I prevent misunderstandings.
  4. Self-awareness and feedback help me achieve team success. I improve workplace harmony and people skills by working on interpersonal issues. 
  5. Although balancing goals is difficult, I prioritize and manage time well. My strength is writing, but I wish to speak better. My schedule includes a customer service workshop.
  6. I speak well in small groups but want to in bigger ones. 
  7. After identifying my weaknesses, I am committed to improving in these areas.
  8. I like transparent communication to minimize team misunderstanding. I try to improve my sales strategy by following up.
  9. Self-awareness and criticism inspire me. For various goals, I prioritize time and tasks.
  10. Collaboration helps me achieve goals, therefore I collaborate. 
  11. The feedback I receive  increases my self-awareness. 
  12. I am dedicated to contributing more to strengthen our team dynamics. 
  13. Being able to see myself clearly has helped me realize that I can use feedback to keep me motivated to reach my goals.
  14. My goal is to improve my people skills and calm down events that make things worse between me and my coworkers.
  15. I want to make a personal communication plan to help my team members work in an open and honest way.
  16. I sometimes have trouble meeting all of my goals at once. Working hard to get things in order by handling my time and goals well is what I'm doing.
  17. While I agree that I tend to communicate better through writing, I am still determined to improve my spoken communication and put more of my attention on it.
  18. I think my customer service skills could be better. To get better at these skills, I'm going to take a workshop course.
  19. I usually figure things out on my own, but I'm trying really hard to get used to having other people help me get things done quickly.
  20. While I'm good at short and clear communication in small groups, I often fail to get my point across when I'm giving information to a bigger group. To improve my skills in this area, I'm going to take a class right now.
  21. It's likely that what works best for me will guide me, but I also plan to try new and different things.
  22. I'm fine with telling close friends and family about my ideas, but I'd like to share these with the whole team.

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101 Arrows in your Quiver!

Now, you have a clear idea of the kinds of questions you can ask yourself to gain a clear and unbiased understanding of your performance across various areas. Once you get the hang of things, you will start coming up with questions of your own! And if you need a little bit of push to find the right questions for your employees, ThriveSparrow is here to help!