Each of us has a personality structure made up of the six Types of Personality

PCM_Haus_2013Individual person­ality struc­ture is comprised of six, separate and mutually exclu­sive behavior types, called Thinker, Harmo­nizer, Persister, Rebel, Imaginer, and Promoter. Likened to a six-floored condo­minium, person­ality struc­ture is ordered, indicating the relative amount of time a person experi­ences and demon­strates the behav­iors of a given type floor. These second-by-second behav­iors – catego­rized by words, tones, gestures, postures and facial expres­sions – can be observed objec­tively with signif­i­cantly high relia­bility. Addition­ally, test-retest relia­bility research indicates that once a person’s condo­minium order is set, that order seldom changes.

People who wish to use the Process Commu­ni­ca­tion Model® will first complete the Person­ality Pattern Inven­tory, a question­naire which, once processed, will enable them to discover their person­ality struc­ture. The metaphor of a condo­minium helps us to visualize the compo­si­tion of each unique person­ality struc­ture.

The Person­ality Pattern Inven­tory, also measures the amount of energy avail­able to the individual to experi­ence each person­ality floor. Corre­la­tions for each person­ality type include: character strengths, manage­ment styles, channels of commu­ni­ca­tion, percep­tual prefer­ences, environ­mental choices, and person­ality traits.

No one type is better or worse, more or less intel­li­gent, or more or less OK. Each has strengths and weaknesses.

Each of us has the need to appre­ciate values like the Persister; has some of the spontaneity of the Rebel; has the compas­sion and warmth of a Harmo­nizer; has the ability to be logical as does a Thinker; can enjoy the experi­ence of taking a risk as can a Promoter and has some of the calm that the Imaginer shows. In PCM we do not there­fore, speak of types of people, but types in people. However we each have one or sometimes two person­ality types more obvious in us than others.

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The base Thinker person­ality
character strengths are:
Logical, Respon­sible and Organized

If you have a Thinker base:

  • To gain your atten­tion and your interest, the person talking to you will use a factual way of commu­ni­ca­tion asking for or providing data.
  • You and others will commu­ni­cate better through questions and exchanges of infor­ma­tion.
  • To feel good and be efficient, you require being recog­nized for your thoughts and accom­plish­ments. “Good work.” “Great idea.” “A job well done.” You also require time struc­ture and like to plan things.
  • Under light distress, in inter­ac­tions with others, you may want to demon­strate you are doing things perfectly and you may reverse delegate. You may also give too much details, and insert needless quali­fi­ca­tions, thinking you make yourself seem clearer. If distress increases, you could become over control­ling, attack others, and argue about time, money, order, or clean­li­ness.
  • You require returning to your logical and struc­tured way of thinking in order to regain your natural efficiency. Reassuring yourself that you are doing a good job, or having others do this, is the key to your recovery.

If your base person­ality type is Thinker, then you are probably appre­ci­ated for:

  • your capacity for organi­za­tion and detailed planning.
  • your logic in struc­turing ideas or issues and explaining quickly and clearly to others.
  • your ability to take respon­si­bility, making you a welcoming person in both your profes­sional and personal relation­ships.

 

 

The base Harmo­nizer person­ality
character strengths are:
Compas­sionate, Sensi­tive, and Warm

If you have a Harmo­nizer base:

  • To stimu­late your atten­tion and interest, the person talking with you will use a warm and nurturing voice.
  • You naturally commu­ni­cate with others in a nurturing way.
  • To feel good and be efficient, you require being recog­nized as a person, i.e. wants to hear “I care about you”, “you’re impor­tant to me”. You desire uncon­di­tional accep­tance of you as a person and need an environ­ment that pampers the senses.
  • Under light distress, in an inter­ac­tion with others, you become unassertive regarding what you do, think, or say, and give priority to the other. You may accept unpleasant situa­tions or make “wishy-washy” decisions.
  • Under severe distress, you make mistakes, laugh at yourself or act “stupid”, attracting hostility from others as a conse­quence.

If your base person­ality type is Harmo­nizer, then you are probably appre­ci­ated for:

  • your warmth in relation­ships, your ability to nurture, be empathic, create harmony and give to others.
  • your ability to feel first and take in people and things by feeling about them.
  • your sensory appli­ca­tion and your ability to use your five senses.

 

 

The base Promoter person­ality
character strengths are:
Adapt­able, Persusasive, and Charming

If you have a Promoter base:

  • To stimu­late your listening and your interest, the person talking to you will use a firm and direc­tive commu­ni­ca­tion style.
  • You appre­ciate commu­ni­cating with a direc­tive style.
  • You are partic­u­larly efficient faced with challenges, diffi­cult or new things to do.
  • To feel good and be efficient, you require incidence i.e. lots of excite­ment in a short period of time. You like the high level of energy in these situa­tions.
  • Under distress, in an inter­ac­tion with others, you may be impatient and see the other as too weak. Then, if distress increases, you may take risks i.e. for your health, personal safety or your business inter­ests. You may become manip­u­la­tive to reach your goals without due consid­er­a­tion for others, overstep the limits, and/or break the rules.
  • You require a challenge or positive incidence in order to return to being positively motivated and naturally efficient.

If your base person­ality type is Promoter, then you are probably appre­ci­ated for:

  • your charm, born from your direct way of commu­ni­ca­tion and your well aimed compli­ments. Even if you may be consid­ered tactless, you are appre­ci­ated as a good and pleasant companion.
  • your extra­or­di­narily resource­ful­ness and your ability to get back on your feet after any setback. You will always get moving again.
  • your ability to adapt to any new situa­tion or environ­ment. You like change and are turned off by routine.

 

 

The base Persister person­ality
character strengths are:
Dedicated, Obser­vant and Consci­en­tious

If you have a Persister base:

  • To stimu­late your atten­tion and interest, the person talking to you will commu­ni­cate better through questions and exchanges of beliefs and values.
  • To feel good and be efficient, you require your convictions/beliefs to be recog­nized: “I admire you.” “I value your opinion.” “What do you believe we should do?” You also require being recog­nized for your accom­plish­ments: “Good work.” “Great contri­bu­tion.” “A job well done.”
  • Under light distress, in an inter­ac­tion with others, you may focus on what is wrong rather than what is right; then, if distress increases, you may push beliefs, be overly suspi­cious and right­eous: “My opinion is the only right one.”
  • You need to regain trust in the person you are talking to in order to regain your natural efficiency.

If your base person­ality type is Persister, then you are probably appre­ci­ated for:

  • your ability to observe and give opinions, beliefs, judge­ments about situa­tions and persons.
  • your consci­en­tious­ness in both profes­sional and personal life. People often admire your moral conduct and your ethics.
  • your devotion to causes, a polit­ical party, your company, etc. and your tenacity in respecting your ideals, princi­ples and values.

 

The base Imaginer person­ality
character strengths are:
Calm, Imagini­tive and Reflec­tive

If you have a Imaginer base:

  • To grab your atten­tion and your interest, the person talking to you will use a clear, unambiguous and direct way of commu­ni­ca­tion.
  • You don’t react overtly. You take time to answer briefly if you are required to.
  • You may require external stimu­la­tion to do things and you tend to wait for others to get in contact with you first.
  • To feel good and be efficient, you require your own private time and space for reflec­tion and intro­spec­tion. You may well “escape” during long meetings or discus­sions. This gives you the ability to endure diffi­cult situa­tions.
  • Under light distress, in an inter­ac­tion with another person, you may wait passively, thinking that time will solve the problem. Then, if distress increases, you could withdraw, not finishing the work you have started.
  • You require a time of solitude to regain your natural efficiency.

If your base person­ality type is Imaginer, then you are probably appre­ci­ated for:

  • your calm, however grave the situa­tion, in which you are able to quietly analyze the different hypoth­esis or possible solutions.
  • your ability to reflect and think about humanity, to observe yourself and others, and to not judge others too quickly.
  • your imagi­na­tion for exploring all the hypoth­esis or possible options in a given situa­tion.

 

 

The base Rebel person­ality
character strengths are:
Sponta­neous, Creative and Playful

If you have a Rebel base:

  • To gain your atten­tion and your interest, the person talking to you will use an up and energetic style of commu­ni­ca­tion, speaking of likes and dislikes.
  • To feel good and be efficient, you require being stimu­lated through playful contact, with regular changes of situa­tions and relation­ships. Your first reaction is often to like or dislike.
  • Under light distress, in an inter­ac­tion with others, you may start to misun­der­stand and say things like “I don’t know”. Things may seem boring and compli­cated to you. If distress increases, you may project respon­si­bility onto others and be insin­cere e.g. “If it weren’t for you”.
  • You require to regain contact with others through, ‘play’. By joking or laughing in this way you can regain your natural efficiency.

If your base person­ality type is Rebel, then you are probably appre­ci­ated for:

  • your creativity: you may find solutions when others saw only problems.
  • your ability to turn a boring task into a game.
  • your spontaneity, source of positive energy and enthu­siasm for others.

 

 

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