This report contains the same information as in the Student Insight Report but is intended to be used to help staff, counselors and teachers understand a student better. The report sections use a variety of psychological tools, models and lenses to show the student from a number of different perspectives.
It is recommended that you read through the report to locate the sections that relate to the areas in which you believe the student is having problems or needs support for development in order for you to get the greatest insight into how to help your student most effectively.
Many student problems can be traced to one of the following situations:
Any of the above situations can result in either students feeling like something is wrong with them or that there is something wrong with other people, when what is most likely is that no one is wrong, they are just different people with different preferences and needs.
Help students move through the three phases:
After meeting with a student it can be useful to come back to this report and see if any of the other sections provide additional value based on what you learned from the student.
In some cases, the relevant sections may be fairly obvious. A student who is reporting significant stress may get the greatest insight and help with development from examining the different stressors detailed in Section 03 Essential Motivators or Section 04 Interaction Styles. A student who is having difficulty working with others on group projects may benefit from looking at Section 02 Engagement Styles as the emphasis here is on how we prefer to work with others.
On other occasions, you might need to help the student locate sections or parts of sections that will increase insight and awareness. For example, stress might be arising because the student is being asked to act or work in a way that more closely matches the “Not You” bullets in Section 07 Type Dimension Preferences rather than the preferred “More You” style. While students need to be encouraged to flex their styles to meet the demands of school (and life!), trying to be someone you’re not takes significant energy, energy that otherwise could be put to use to gaining new knowledge and acquiring new skills.
Each pattern represents a set of psychological preferences. From the Jungian perspective, each pattern is a combination of a way of gathering information and a way of making decisions. It is also a description of how people with that pattern balance their mental energy.
Knowing which pattern fits best (your pattern of preferences) gives you insight into what strategies and behaviors are likely to help you succeed. It helps you gain a perspective on your own strengths and weaknesses and gives you power over how to define yourself and your life. You control how you work on developing your strengths. You decide which weaknesses to shore up and minimize the negative impact in your life. Knowing your pattern can be one key to understanding when to stop using your preferred behaviors and change to another strategy to be more successful in a particular set of circumstances.
Each person is unique, so during the Self-Discovery Process (both activities and verification) the goal is to find the psychological pattern that comes as close as possible to accurately describing you. This means that while psychological patterns near the top of the list will likely describe Angela better, that pattern will also have a few things that don’t fit her. And those patterns near the bottom of the list will likely have very few statements that seem like Angela. The goal is to find the psychological pattern that feels like the “closest” fit. There will never be a “perfect“ fit.
Sometimes people ask what is the point of picking a single pattern that “best” describes your preferences. The whole goal is to help people understand themselves and others SO that they can then learn skills and behaviors to make their lives better. One way to make this more concrete is to compare a pattern of preferences to “handedness.”
The same is true of psychological preferences:
In an ideal world, just like grabbing scissors or a mouse that matches your preferred handedness, you want to match the work environment to your psychological preferences. For example, if you do your best thinking alone, then make sure to plan some alone time for critical projects, and if you do your best thinking with others, then make sure to plan some time with others to discuss your critical projects.
Verifying your pattern accelerates the ability to find and choose the behaviors and environment where you can be most successful.
A best-fit and verification process helps solve many of the problems with the accuracy of any self-discovery process. A best-fit and verification process is not only a necessary requirement for the ethical use of many assessments – it is also a great way to help make sure any advice provided will be as accurate and as meaningful as possible. For our reports, we combine each person’s verified psychological likely best-fit with all the data we have on that individual from a variety of other psychological models to provide the most personalized reports and advice we can.
The accuracy percentage displayed for Angela’s verified pattern is a number Angela chose to represent how accurately and consistently her preferred pattern described her. It doesn’t mean Angela is more or less this pattern than other people. It is simply a reflection of how accurate our descriptions and reports are for her.
A Vote Tally is shown for each psychological pattern. The Vote is tallied based on the consistency of choices made by Angela during the self-discovery activity process. These vote tallies help illustrate several things.
Angela is able to generate endless ideas and interconnecting thoughts, which is what Energized Webs is all about. Those with Energized Webs superpower are always thinking many thoughts that relate to interconnected webs of information. She is constantly flooded by many thoughts, ideas, and interpretations, often very unrelated to whatever is in front of her, and yet bringing in other information from outside the context that is quite likely to relevant and innovative.
For Angela, being asked to brainstorm is both a pleasure and a relief; she no longer has to keep trying to slow down the infinite supply of ideas. Like lightning strikes, Angela's ideas jump from topic to topic, which can sometimes be very frustrating to those around her when this power is overused.
Often when Angela should be focusing on getting a task done, Angela's brain is instead coming up with new and different ways to approach the task. In an argument, those with Energized Web superpower are often simultaneously playing devil's advocate for all sides.
She often finds her mouth open blurting out an idea or a connection without any need to decide if it is good or not.
Angela wants to be authentic, benevolent, and empathic. She searches for identity, meaning, and significance. Angela is relationship oriented, particularly valuing meaningful relationships. Angela tends to be idealistic and visionary, wanting to make the world a better place. She looks to the future. She trusts her intuition, imagination, and impressions. Angela focuses on developing potential, fostering and facilitating growth through coaching, teaching, counseling, and communicating. She is generally enthusiastic. Angela thinks in terms of integration and similarities and looks for universals. She often is gifted in the use of metaphors to bridge different perspectives. Angela usually is diplomatic. She frequently is drawn to work that inspires and develops people and relationships.
Angela's core needs are for the meaning and significance that come from having a sense of purpose and working toward some greater good. She needs to have a sense of unique identity. Angela values unity, self-actualization, and authenticity. People of this pattern prefer cooperative interactions with a focus on ethics and morality. Angela tends to trust her intuition and impressions first and then seek to find the logic and the data to support her. Given Angela's need for empathic relationships, she learns more easily when she can relate to the instructor and the group.
Angela's theme is persuading and involving others. She thrives in facilitator or catalyst roles and aims to inspire others to move to action, facilitating the process. Angela's focus is on interaction, often with an expressive style. She gets things going with upbeat energy, enthusiasm, or excitement, which can be contagious. Exploring options and possibilities, making preparations, discovering new ideas, and sharing insights are all ways she gets people moving along. Angela wants decisions to be participative and enthusiastic, with everyone involved and engaged.
Angela uses brainstorming, a verbal questioning to identify patterns that provide insight. Angela looks to Invent as her go-to behavior for gathering information, she prefers seeking answers through brainstorming, identifying patterns and innovation. Angela looks outside the box for answers, seeking something new.
Angela aligns personal missions with being understanding. She decides in a way that promotes win-win solutions with the priority on other people's feelings and her own personal ethics and morals. Angela makes decisions that focus on what is right or wrong according to her internal values. Angela then expresses her internal values through external actions.
Now is very adept at identifying details about something that is happening right now and can be acquired through the five senses. People using NOW tend to be very aware and in the moment, seeking tactics that they can implement right now. Now looks to the present and the immediate moment for solutions.Now is about immediately engaging the world around us. We do this by perceiving information through any of our five senses. We might even be using multiple senses simultaneously. Remember we are talking about concrete information; otherwise, it would not be information we perceived through one of the senses.
Stabilize is abot keeping an internal database of details that have been learned in the past. Stabilize compares today's data with past data to make an informed decision. People using Stabilize tend to check their memory, make comparisons to the past, and in general look to the past to verify information.Stabilize is about checking out the present information by comparing it to previous experiences with similar information. We do this by recalling and reliving the past experiences in our lives. These are concrete experiences that include the emotional experiences or reactions we had to the experience being recalled. The recalled experiences are recalled from start to finish and if they are shared everything from start to finish must be shared.
Invent is about brainstorming, a verbal questioning to identify patterns that provide insight. People using Invent tend to prefer seeking answers through brainstorming, identifying patterns and innovation. Invent looks outside the box for answers, seeking something new.Invent is about identifying possibilities and opportunities related to what is happening in the real world. It is generating new ideas based on old ones. It is creating new ideas based on what someone else has shared. It expands one idea into many possibilities without the need for precision or detail.
Insight is about the process of identifying seemingly disconnected patterns to result in instant insight into a problem or situation. When using Insight people tend to visualize their goal or end result, focus on strategy, synthesize data almost unconsciously and predict results with surprising accuracy. Insight looks to and visualizes the future for answers.Insight identifies the opportunity or possibility that is the "best" without really knowing how it was identified. It is like a receiver getting signals from an unknown TRUSTED source. It tends not to focus on intermediate steps instead focusing on the end goal. One might connect with Covey's "Start with the end in mind" as an introverted intuiting approach.
Execute is about plans, organizing, schedules, and measures. Execute structures the decision-making process by directing and interacting with other people. Execute focuses on measurable goals. When using it, people tend to think out loud, notice quickly when something is out of sequence or order, set objectives and criteria for success, and create step-by-step procedures. Execute looks to influence and organize the world, even when not solicited to do so.Execute uses accepted tools and techniques to evaluate the information much like surveying instruments are used to determine a specific location. This process organizes information in an orderly manner so the information can be analyzed objectively or impersonally.
Analzye is about using an internal, logic-based decision-making process that focuses on what is correct or incorrect. When using Analyze people tend to look inside before making decisions, using their mind to create order, to organize and categorize information, identify anomalies, deduce probabilities and understand how things work.Analyze evaluates information based on how consistently and precisely the information fits within established internal systems or frameworks.
Consideration is about giving the other person's personal needs high importance in making a decision. Consideration gives priority to the feelings of others. When using Consideration people then to be friendly and considerate, try to create harmony between other people, act with kindness and will disconnect with people who do not show that they care. Consideration looks to help others grow.Consideration is about tuning in/noticing/reading the mood or the practical needs of others and then addressing or satisfying those needs.
Value is about aligning personal missions with being understanding. Value decides in a way that promotes win-win solutions with the priority on other people's feelings and their own personal ethics and morals. When using Value people tend to make decisions that focus on what is right or wrong according to their own internal values. They then expresses their internal values through external actions.Value evaluates information based on one's unique values. It is easy for one to apply these values to identify what is right, but it is difficult for one to explain to others what one is using to determine what is right.