We all have instinctive ideas on how to interact with other people. We all have some idea of what other people are like: talkative, quiet, shy, fun, pushy, cautious or risk-taking. We also have some idea of what we are like as a person, however we often don’t realise how other people perceive us. We use a range of psychometric testing to help develop self-awareness and then to extend that to awareness and interaction across teams and in negotiation situations:
- Character Strengths and leveraging on your own strengths for a successful career and the right corporate environment “playing in your zone”
- Using psychometric tests helps you improve your interpersonal skills, connect better with people around you and build empathy to understand how to be more successful in interacting with others
- The Communication Style test gives you a detailed report of how you are communicating, how you are currently adapting to your environment and how you are most likely coming across to others.
- Team roles – Understanding different team roles and your own preference for particular roles in a team; it will help you build powerful diverse teams by leveraging on everyone’s strengths
Psychometric testing is not about intelligence tests, psycho-analysis or about therapy, it is learning about yourself, developing your self awareness and extending that into taking on management roles.
IYLC students are shown how to look at character and personality profiles without judgement, but to understand how character and personality influence motivation, negotiation and interactions. This starts by developing your own self-awareness and builds to awareness of others. Our tools and training can be used in every day life as well as interviews, teamwork and people management. Students learn how to recognise subtle indicators in their environment and about the people they interact with and how to work best with each.
Our tools and techniques in this area can cover negotiation, leadership, communications, team dynamics, character understanding and extensive development of the student’s own self-awareness.