The Insights Discovery® profile is an easy to use, fun and effective, psychometric tool to help you engage with yourself and others, opening up communication and enhancing team working.
The tool can help to: • Improve your personal effectiveness by knowing and understanding yourself and others better. • Inspire and facilitate your own and others self-awareness, personal development and growth. • Learn a common language of understanding and interaction that enhances communication. • Gain a new perspective on yourself and others that dissolves limitations and expands possibilities. • Empower yourself and others to recognise, value and optimise the benefit of difference. • Transform the interpersonal dynamics, productivity and culture at your workplace.
Organisations the world over acknowledge and put high value on Psychometric (or Behavioural) profiling tools in assisting individuals gain insight into their strengths, areas for development and potential blind spots. The use of such tools has made organisations stronger and in turn aides business growth.
The Insights® system is based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung and works with a person’s personal preferences in terms of attitudes (introversion / extroversion), rational functions (thinking / feeling), and irrational functions (sensing / intuition).
Insights Discovery® differs from other profiling tests and tools in the simple but effective use of a unique colour system, Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green and Cool Blue (Insights® Colour Energies) to help individuals remember their personal preferences and more easily identify the behavioural preferences of others.
Insights Discovery® is an extremely useful tool in improving interpersonal effectiveness. Apart from the user-friendly system, another strength is its focus not only on knowing yourself but also on recognising others, adapting your style, and connecting accordingly.
The Insights Discovery® Profile is not a stand-alone report. It can be used as the basis for a Customer Service Programme, Leadership Development, Management Development, and very often on large change programmes. This can be achieved through full day programmes, half days, one to ones and as part of a longer term project. The Insights Discovery® Personal Profile and any training is always delivered by an accredited Insights practitioner.
What's in the Insights Discovery® Personal Profile Each profile includes the Foundation Chapter and can be extended with the additional Chapters which support ongoing learning and development across a range of specialised areas such as:
The Foundation Chapter - Introduces you to your personal style and approach, key strengths and weaknesses, value to the team, preferred communication style, possible blind spots, opposite type and suggestions for your development.
The Management Chapter - This chapter is a valuable inclusion within a leadership, team or management development programme. It enables managers to consider their own management style as well as the needs of those they manage in terms of motivation, working environment and preferred style of leadership.
Reliability and Validity The Insights Discovery model is based on the extensive research of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and the subsequent work of Jolande Jacobi, one of his leading students. The model uses four colours to represent observable behavioural patterns which are measured by the Insights Discovery evaluator; a 25-frame questionnaire of statements from 100 word pairs, which when completed, produces the Insights personal profile. The evaluator has been tested and updated to measure the quality of the 100 word pairs and weaker ones replaced with stronger ones. They’ve also been tested for reliability and validity in huge numbers to help gauge how robust the word pairs used in the evaluator are. This included testing word pairs that we expected to generate polar opposite results- for example Sunshine Yellow Vs Cool Blue and Fiery Red vs Earth Green.
The Insights Discovery system has been registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and their testing centre (PTC).
In summary Due to the rigorous testing of the validity and reliability of the model, when you complete an evaluator you know that it’s an accurate assessment of your unique preferences. And the constant evolution of language means that the Insights Discovery Evaluator will continue to develop. The Insights Discovery Evaluator in run and monitored in all of its 30+ languages.