Quick Overview 01

Quick overview and highlights of personality

Quick Overview

  • Angela is expressive, creative, and charming.
  • She is energised by new beginnings and new experiences.
  • An endless flow of ideas and thoughts engages her inquiring mind.
  • Angela is outwardly vivacious with a depth of feeling that is not always obvious.
  • She shows a deep concern for relationships, is instinctively drawn to people and creates harmony wherever possible.


  • Creative thinking and imagination combines with empathy and warmth.
  • Angela processes multiple ideas simultaneously.
  • She is an eternal optimist.
  • She has a natural talent for making the right connections to create positive outcomes.
  • Seeing possibilities for others motivates her to try to help people reach her potential.
Quick Overview Authors
Original work by: Sue Blair Mary Anne Sutherland © Step Research Corporation

Who Am I? - Expanded 02

A quick snapshot view into who a person is.

  • I am Expressive
  • I am Enterprising
  • I am Warm
  • I am Spontaneous

Top 8 Things I Enjoy

I enjoy...

  1. ...being free to express myself
  2. ...keeping open to change
  3. ...having an interest in many different things
  4. ...showing compassion
  5. ...doing what feels right
  6. ...being curious and questioning
  7. ...playing around with ideas
  8. ...inspiring others

8 Things I Am Good At

I am good at...

  1. ...connecting people together
  2. ...finding new ways to have fun
  3. ...getting people to co-operate
  4. ...trying something new
  5. ...creating opportunities for people
  6. ...valuing everyone's contribution
  7. ...enjoying the variety of life
  8. ...winging it

7 Things That May Cause Me To Get Upset

I may get upset when...

  1. ...people close to me are upset and whatever I do doesn't help
  2. ...I have to conform to standards I disagree with
  3. ...people jump to conclusions
  4. ...I spend too much time alone
  5. ...I have to do things I hate
  6. ...I'm restricted
  7. is dull

The Top 9 Things I May Need Help With

I may need help with...

  1. ...focusing my attention
  2. ...settling down to do the boring stuff
  3. ...finishing what I start
  4. ...sticking to a routine
  5. ...listening long enough to understand how to complete the task
  6. ...enjoying the present moment
  7. ...understanding perfectionists
  8. ...making choices
  9. ...knowing when I need a break

My #1 Focus Is Mostly

Creating opportunities for positive change

Who Am I? - Expanded Authors
Original work by: Sue Blair © Step Research Corporation

Cognitive Super Power - Expanded 03

This section describes your Superpower; your dominant, "go to" behavior that is so natural, fast, and easy to access, you may not even know you have or are using it.

The “superpower” described here is a distinctive personality quality that comes naturally to the person who has it, whereas it would take others a great deal of concerted effort to access the same sort of skill.  This Cognitive Super Power is a reflection of how their specific personality type can be leveraged when working with others to make a large contribution to the group.  This is based on Jungian dominant function.  It represents the preferred and typically strongest function of the individual at their best.
Energized Webs

Energized Webs

Angela’s Superpower

"We can move forward together."
  • Compelled to help by generating endless ideas to change things for everyone’s benefit
  • Does everything in her power to explore new and unusual possibilities, and analyze for uncommon connections
  • Angela may sometimes fail to finish because she is is coming up with new additions
  • She loves connecting ideas in unique, innovative ways, often making changes just for the fun of it
  • Angela typically finds brainstorming a relief to finally let all her ideas out

Good Day

Good Day

Change Motivator

Bad Day

Bad Day

Needy Monopolizer


Energized Webs

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.

Cognitive Super Power - Expanded Authors
Original work by: Sterling Bates Gene Bellotti © Step Research Corporation

Visual Type™ and Go-To Behaviors 04

This section is a visual model of Carl Jung’s Psychological Types showing how you use all eight behaviors and which two are dominant for you.

This section is a visual model of Carl Jung’s Psychological Types.  While each person uses all eight behaviors at some point, people have two "go to" behaviors they use most frequently in approaching life.  One is dominant and the other is supporting.  One is internal and the other is external.

Visual Type™ provides a visual guide to the predictive use and accessibility of each behavior and an instantly recognizable way to see differences between people.  This helps individuals with self-awareness.  It also helps others understand what they can expect from the individual.  The goal of this section is to make it immediately obvious to non experts how the functions relate to each other and the person based on their whole type.


Look to the new and different ideas and explore many possibilities

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.

This is where Angela likely starts when interacting with the world. The Primary or Dominant behavior.


Decide based on ethically right or wrong and sync with individual values

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.

If the primary behavior is not enough then this is where Angela likely goes for answers next

Understanding Angela's Visual Type™

  • Angela's largest go-to box is Invent: showing her strength of being able brainstorm new ideas, start new projects, think out of the box and find creative solutions to problems.
  • Angela's supporting box is Value, below the line, which may be unseen by others unless she verbalizes how her ideas are supporting or undermining her deeply-held values.
  • Angela's other three top boxes - Now, Execute and Consideration - are drafted to support her Invent function, which she experiences as her Energize Webs Superpower.
These boxes represent the eight different introverted and extraverted mental functions defined by Carl Jung that determine your personality type. We refer to them as Go-To boxes.

You use all eight Go-To boxes but we expect that you find certain ones easy and fun and others slow and tough.

Think of the box size as telling you how natural you are likely to find activities related to that mental function. The smaller the box, the more energy it will likely take you to do any related activities. The bigger the box, the more likely you are to get energy from doing related activities.

The largest box is your largest function or Superpower.

The boxes above the line are what other people see - they are extraverted. The boxes below the line are introverted and are below the surface.

If your main go-to box is introverted, your most commonly used mental function is invisible to others. If your main go-to box is extraverted, others cannot see your supporting introverted box.
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Look to the present and immediate needs and explore what is currently available

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 Now 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.

The Now function triggers an immediate reaction to or an engagement of what is perceived, so it may appear as if one is quickly changing from one activity to another or shifting interest quickly from one thing to another.

People who prefer to or naturally use Now to acquire information report liking to "live life to the fullest" or "live on the edge". Often the physical risks are exciting. They also report doing things or saying things that get a recognition or a reaction from others in the moment.


Look to the past, traditions and what worked and focus on consistency

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 Stabilize 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.

When active, Stabilize might appear to be slow in responding or unmoved by the present moment. This is because the focus is not on the present event. Instead it is on examining all past similar experiences.

When people who prefer, or naturally use, this mental function share the experience it is as if they were sharing the video tape that is playing in the brain. They also know that the devil is in the details, so expect them to be uncomfortable leaving out the details when they are talking and wanting you to include the details when you are talking.

Recognize that the experiences being recalled may have occurred eons ago, yet they are being talked about as if they only occurred yesterday.


Look to the new and different ideas and explore many possibilities

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 Invent 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.

Invent when active in a positive way tends to view the opportunities and possibilities positively. Information shared through this function may seem to be superficial or broad brush as the details or what is beneath the surface can be filled in later. The expressions tend to be global in nature.


Look to how things connect, the future and predict possible outcomes

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 Insight 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.

The insights that are received are like nuggets of gold; however, often the person receiving the nugget does not know how to immediately explain it to others so that they perceive it as a nugget of gold as well. This is often because the nugget appeared as a flash of light or insight without supporting information, so when one attempts to explain why the insight should be trusted the mind is blank. Reflection time is almost always needed to allow some bits of information to drift into consciousness to support the value of the insight. Memory is symbolic and images and ideas are ever-changing.


Decide based on measurable goals and drive towards objectives

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 Execute 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.

With Execute everything is supported with logically analyzed data. Execute analyzes information within specific boundaries. Western states are different from northeastern states. We can think of Execute as establishing boundaries for the problem or boundaries regarding information that will be considered. Execute involves living by specific rules, regulations and laws and believing others should, as well.


Decide based on logically correct or incorrect and evaluate the best approach

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 Analyze Analyze evaluates information based on how consistently and precisely the information fits within established internal systems or frameworks.

These frameworks are built with precision and take a long time to be completed; therefore, they are not going to be quickly discarded in favor of a different framework. Because this is an introverted function the framework or system is not visible to others. Others often do not get a glimpse of the framework until they arrive at a decision that is not consistent with the framework, at which time they get to witness the volcanic explosion.

One can think of Analyze as an internal filing system. Each file contains sub-files, which contain sub-files, and so-on. Thus, when one is using Analyze, the time it takes to evaluate information may take a substantial amount of time, as the person must check to see if the information fits within one's complex filing system. If there is no place in the filing system for the piece of information to go, it will be rejected until more information is received.


Decide based on people's needs and empathize with others

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 tend 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 Consideration Consideration is about tuning in/noticing/reading the mood or the practical needs of others and then addressing or satisfying those needs.

Consideration is genuinely 'other focused.' It is the mental function used to assess how others will react to certain decisions. It involves knowing the appropriate thing to do and is satisfied when others are content and working together.

This function evaluates based on the possible impact on others. It strives for peace externally or peace among others and is about making sure others are not disturbed, annoyed or in conflict. Consideration involves conversing and connecting with others, being with others, appreciating others and celebrating with others. It's all about 'others.'


Decide based on ethically right or wrong and sync with individual values

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 Value 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.

These values are shielded and protected from attack by others and thus may make us feel alone, vulnerable, or even on the defensive. There is a bit of mystery as to who this person is and there is a sense of tranquility and personal serenity. The values involved change very little, if at all, over time.

When these values are attacked, the reaction is often as shocking to those triggering the reaction as it is to the one who is reacting. It is as if a sudden, unexpected explosion has occurred that is the opposite of the serene inner harmony that is generally sought. Value strives for peace internally or an internal calmness and sense that everything is right.
Visual Type™ and Go-To Behaviors Authors
Original work by: Sterling Bates Gene Bellotti Robert McAlpine © Step Research Corporation