Are you ready to have a process to explain what an ESTJ, ENTJ, ESTP and ENFJ all have in common? It is their interaction style! Learn and use this booklet with others to see the similarities between the different personality types and how they interact and communicate by looking at the four interaction styles:
- In-Charge: ESTJ, ENTJ, ESTP, ENFJ
- Behind-the-Scenes: ISFJ, INTP, ISFP, INFP
- Chart-the-Course: ISTJ, INTJ, ISTP, INFJ
- Get-things-Going: ESFJ, ENTP, ESFP, ENFP
From the back cover...
Like leaves of many colors, we each have a different energy. Each colored leaf excites the senses in different ways and evokes a different emotion just as each of us impacts and influences others in different ways. This energy is driven from within by our predispositions and yet influenced by our interactions with others.
There is richness and variety in the many ways we have of expressing who we are. The four interaction styles are patterns of behavior that have been described by many over the years. Each style has a theme-centered internal drive that helps set the boundaries of our comfort zone in the chaotic world of interpersonal relationships. If we can recognize our own style, we can better match our energy and know how to adapt and flex when necessary to reach goals and meet others at their view of the world.
Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to Interaction Styles reveals the four fundamental interaction style patterns for you to "try on" in your search for understanding yourself (and others). Within these patterns are clues to the "how" of our behaviors. Find out how you consistently see to fall into certain roles in your interactions with others and how you can shift your energies to take on other roles when necessary.
After seven years of working with this groundbreaking model, Linda Berens has completed version 2.0. She added two additional pages for each Interaction Style with expanded arrow pattern descriptions AND snapshots of four variations for each style. In addition, there is a new page devoted to the four energy patterns and the four decision-making styles.
A conceptual change was made in the Things-in-Common section to help people clarify their Interaction Style. The focus on Control versus Movement was changed to a more bias free dichotomy of focus on Outcome versus focus on Process.