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Psycho-Geometrics

(mini) Flight School
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Lauren Howard

on 18 September 2014

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Transcript of Psycho-Geometrics

Joan of Arc
Psycho-Geometrics
Communicating Beyond Our Differences
"He who knows other is wise, he who knows himself is enlightened."- Lao Tzu
Agenda
Overview
Psycho-Geometrics Assessment
Understanding your Shape
Shape Overview
Understand why you respond to people differently
Improve the way you communicate with all people
Deal with difficult people more effectively
Flexing
Apply the Psycho-Geometrics method to enhance communication
Concluding Remarks
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
Flexing Activity
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
Aggressive
Task-Oriented
Teller
Whats to know what and when
Competitive
Rectangle
Characteristics
Circle
Characteristics
Squiggle
Characteristics
Organized
Detailed
Analytic
Persevering
Perfectionist
Meticulous
Persevering
Patient
Jobs
Specialists- doctors
Accountant
Government worker
Author/editor
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...."
Motto
Conflict Styles
Motto
Conflict Style
Motto
Understanding the Shapes
Dominant shape within us
Different shapes at different times
Access to all shapes
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
Inconsistent
"Somewhere over the rainbow"
Feeler
Friendly
Relationship-Oriented
Reflective
Team Oriented
"a friend in need...."
Hates disharmony
Will take it personal!
Creative
Aggressive
Idea Oriented
Teller
Witty
"Life is short...."
Personal Habits
Loves routine
Always prompt
Collector
Personal Habits
Interrupts
Early arriver
Joke teller
Power handshake
Personal Habits
Forgetful
Outbursts
Avoids variety
Confused
Personal Habits
Easy-going
Hobbies
Good cook
TV watcher
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 purposefully
Some do it unconsciously
Flexing improves your communication
Flexing with Finesse
Read the statements on your cards
Separate your cards into two piles
Cards that describe you well
Cards that don’t describe you well
Card Game Step 1
Keep the cards that describe you
Trade the cards that don’t describe you
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: Part 1
The Psycho-Geo Game Part 2
The Psycho-Geo Game Part 2
Conflict Styles
How to Please
Competitor?
Compromise?
Collaborative?
Avoidance?
Do your job!
Meet all deadline
Pay attention to detail
Be to work on time
Jobs
Executive business owners
Military officer
Law firm partner
Politician
New bosses
Entry-level positions
Fresh college students
Entrepreneurs
New retirees
Jobs
How to "Flex" to
Re-evaluate 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 Please
Jobs
Human resource specialist
Nurse/doctor
Camp counselor
Teacher
Be prepared to stop what you are doing and chat
Expect lots of meetings
Do not lie, admit errors instead
How to Please
Jobs
Strategic Planner
Musician
Chef
Inventor
Artist/performer
They will avoid it!
They are very persuasive
Very competitive
Try to keep the paperwork away!
They are very impatient, walk and talk
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