Any trainer, coach, consultant or general Type user interested in doing fun, engaging and/or developmental work with Type has a compelling new tool to consider—the Pearman Personality Integrator.
In a seven-year collaboration, long-time Type author and thought leader Dr. Roger Pearman and MHS (the publisher of the EQ-i) have created a rich and powerful new way to assess, understand and apply Carl Jung’s Type model. The Pearman Personality Integrator—Type’s newest (and sharpest) assessment tool.
Since the introduction of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in the mid 1970s, Type tools have all focused on identifying an unchanging four-letter Type (ISTJ, ENFP and the like), but the thrust of Type theory has always been the development of Type—to be able not just to know and manage our preferences but to stretch beyond them to
engage the behaviors we most need at any given time. Type theory has always coaxed people toward these kinds of insights and developmental actions, but the MBTI and all the other Type assessments did not directly drive this work. The Pearman Personality Integrator tackles development head-on and offers many additional benefits:
Where other Type tools concentrate on the sort, and therefore the resulting static label (ESTJ or INFP et cetera), the Pearman allows respondents to indicate the relative degree of a preference. With an innovative sliding bar mechanism within the assessment, taking the Pearman is itself a unique (and to many, a refreshing) experience.
The Pearman makes the vital distinction between what is more natural (Type) and what is more demonstrated (behavior), allowing us to measure and address the differences and tensions that exist when what we DO is not what we prefer.
The Pearman is a validated and normed assessment that measures your engagement with each of the 8 essential cognitive functions of Jung’s revolutionary Type model (S, N, T and F, each with an extraverted and introverted expression).
The Pearman FlexIndex—independent of Type--is a measure of flexibility, agility and resilience. The qualities that compose the FlexIndex—Proactivity, Composure, Connectivity, Variety Seeking and Rejuvenation--can be directly exercised and increased, thus aiding the ability to move between functions and stretch your Type development.
Each Pearman assessment comes with a detailed coach’s report, supporting the trainer/coach in drawing accurate conclusions and offering personalized feedback and compelling action steps.
Whether you are a long-standing Type user or new to the field, the Pearman is a tool you will want in your toolkit. And in the hands and voice of OKA—Type’s longest standing and most engaging trainers/presenters, the Pearman experience is both fun, fresh and insightful.