Insights Discovery Personal Development Proifles

Insights Discovery Personal Development Proifles from Andy Britnell Business & Personal Development

By: Andy Britnell Business & Personal Development  30/08/2011
Keywords: coaching, business coaching, personal coaching

The Insights Discovery Personal Profile, a 20-page profile of an individual which is accurate, memorable and user-friendly, has transformed thousands of lives worldwide. Based solidly on the pioneering personality profiling work of the renowned psychologist Dr Carl G Jung, the Discovery Profile is a vital tool to deepen the process of self-understanding. The Discovery system encompasses a simple model: Understanding myself Understand you Adapt to you to improve our relationship and my effectiveness For centuries, philosophers have identified four broad types of personality. Dr Carl Jung further developed this idea in the 20th Century. He suggested that all four personality traits or energies are present in all of us and the different balances between them are what make us unique. The Insights Discovery ProfileĀ® is a highly accurate and validated system for measuring those balances. The full range of psychological types can be depicted on a circle called the Insights Wheel. At its simplest it identifies four groups or quadrants - Insights call them Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green and Cool Blue. All of us will have one of these 'colour energies' as our dominant, preferred style of thinking, working and interacting with others. Each colour energy has its strengths and weaknesses, depending on the situation and your perspective! In a team setting, a professional with Fiery Red energy may appreciate the considerate and supportive inter-personal actions of a colleague with Earth Green energy, while they in turn might respect the bold, 'go-ahead' Fiery Red attitude. However during a challenging period, the Earth Green energy may find their colleague aggressive and controlling, while in turn, the Fiery Red energy may find the Earth Green stubborn, uncommunicative and unwilling to change. Insights suggest that if we understand how we and others are likely to respond in a given situation, we can communicate with them in a way that allows everyone's best qualities to be recognised and valued, ease any tension and reduce the likelihood of misunderstandings. This is also important where different teams have to interact. Often problems between teams occur where there is a culture clash. Insights can help identify the different colour energy or culture of teams and for them to value and appreciate the differences. Ultimately this helps organisations to become much more effective. At a time when any company is only as good as its people and their knowledge, if you can harness that mutual understanding across the business you have the basis for significant strategic advantage.

Keywords: business coaching, coaching, Developing Relationships, Emotional Intelligence, personal coaching, personal development programmes, personal development training

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