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Copy of Psycho-Geometrics

(mini) Flight School
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Wolfgang Acevedo

on 14 January 2016

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Communicating Beyond Our Differences
Psycho-Geometrics
Communicating Beyond Our Differences
"He who knows others is wise, he who knows himself is enlightened."- Lao Tzu
Objectives
Describe the Psycho-Geometrics® shapes
Identify your own shape
Understand why you respond to people differently
Improve the way you communicate with all people
Deal with difficult people more effectively
Apply the Psycho-Geometrics® method to enhance communication
Objectives
Describe the Psycho-Geometrics shapes
Identify your own shape
Understand why you respond to people differently
Improve the way you communicate with all people
Deal with difficult people more effectively
Apply the Psycho-Geometrics method to enhance communication
FLEXING
Pick a Shape
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Psycho-Geometrics Assessment
Activity
1. description
2. WORKING WITH OTHERS
3. Others work with you
4. MOTTO
Square
Characteristics
Triangle
Sensor
Leader
Focused
Decisive
Ambitious
Competitive
Athletic/Practice Makes Perfect!
Rectangle
Characteristics
Circle
Characteristics
Squiggle
Characteristics
Organized
Detailed
Analytic
Persevering
Perfectionist
Meticulous
Patient
Motto
'if you want the job done right...."
Characteristics
How to "Flex" to
Do the “little extras”
Show leadership within your team
Don’t “badmouth” a team
Make all communication direct and concise
Let them lead
Talk fast-Triangles are busy people
Encourage ambitious goal setting
Confront conflicts head-on...be frank
Make them think it's their idea
Demonstrate your track record
Motto
"Not always right...."
How to "Flex" to
Motto
Motto
Motto
Understanding the Shapes
Dominant shape within us
Different shapes at different times
Access to all shapes
Psycho-Geometrics is a cross between
brain function

and
human personality
The art of communicating is the ability
to pick the right shape at the right time.
adopted from Dr. Susan Dellinger
In transition
Searching
Inquisitive
Growing
Courageous
Inconsistent
"Somewhere over the rainbow"
Feeler
Friendly
Relationship-Oriented
Reflective
Team Oriented
"a friend in need...."
Creative
Aggressive
Idea Oriented
Teller
Witty
Persuasive
"Life is short...."
Personal Habits
Loves routine
Always prompt
Collector
Personal Habits
Interrupts
Early arriver
Joke teller
Power handshake
Personal Habits
Forgetful
Outbursts
Late or Early
Avoids variety
Personal Habits
Easy-going
Hobbies
Great Hosts
Stories
Personal Habits
Spontaneous
Disorganized
Rebellious
Life of the Party!
Interrupts
We are capable of flexing from one shape to another
We are capable of short-term flexing
Some do it consciously
Some do it unconsciously
Flexing improves your communication
Flexing with Finesse
Pull cards from the pile
Keep cards that describe you well
Return cards that don’t
Card Game Step 1
Eliminate cards from your keep pile

What's the code?
Card Game Step 2
Psycho-Geometrics® will change the way you perceive and communicate with others

The gift of flexing can improve relationships at work and in your personal lives
Communicating Beyond Our Differences
Closing Remarks...
Trade top 3 cards with your partner
Review your partner’s cards to become familiar with their shape
Flexing Practice Step 1
Review your Flexing Scenario Card
Select one person to be the ‘flexor’
Flexors – create strategies to flex in your scenario
Partners – think about how you will play your shape in this role
Flexing Step 2
The Psycho-Geo Game
The Psycho-Geo Game Part 2
The Psycho-Geo Game Part 2
How to "Flex" to:
Small Groups
Meet all deadlines
Pay attention to detail
Few surprises
Don't push to make decisions
Re-evaluate you boss daily
Don’t push
Offer suggestions and ideas
Help them enjoy the ride
Create a supportive mentoring relationship
Listen before you speak...
Open to new ideas!
How to "Flex" to
Chit chatting is okay
Expect lots of meetings
Do not lie, admit errors instead
They will take it personal
Ask Circles how they feel, rather than what they think
Talk the problem out
Hates disharmony
How to "Flex" to
Jobs
Strategic Planner
Musician
Chef
Inventor
Artist/performer
Try to keep the paperwork away!
They are very impatient, walk and talk
Create periods of urgency balanced by time off
Reward the Squiggle's creativity
Squiggles often jump to the end... ask them to catch you up
Raise your level of enthusiasm
Create a fun and exciting atmosphere
Jobs
Specialists- doctors
Accountant
Government worker
Author/editor
Jobs

Human resource specialist
Nurse/doctor
Camp counselor
Teacher
Executive business owners
Military officer
Law firm partner
Politician
Jobs
Jobs
New bosses
Entry-level positions
Fresh college students
Entrepreneurs
New retirees

Conscious Flexing
Purposeful – not automatic
Analyze the target person
Consider the shape characteristics
Consider the situational context
Consider the situational content

Unconscious Flexing
An automatic human condition
Receiver-oriented – put ourselves in the other person’s shoes
Considers how the other person will react and respond
Uses both cognitive (intellectual) & affective (emotional) parts

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