There are so many models out there to help us understand human behavior better. My research took me close to a hundred assessments based on several models. This is what I found.
Assessments that judge you and try to tell you what is “good” or “bad” in your character might not be the best assessments to look at. What matters in today’s day and age is how you behave, and how others perceive and respond to your behavior. So to psychoanalyze my motives, internal drives, thinking patterns, etc is not as relevant as my actual behavior and statements. This is why I prefer performance style analysis over psychometric analysis. I am more interested in understanding my behavioral patterns than my internal thought patterns.
Having said that, I do believe that motive is also important. We are moved by motivation. So we need to understand what motivates us and what motivates others into action or inaction.
Another opportunity we have in making sense of behavioral patterns and motives is the big data revolution on our hands. We can learn from data analytics patterns of behavior and motivations in certain job roles. So, there are patterns to be seen among doctors, leaders, engineers, cashiers, programmers, etc. We need to pay attention to these patterns among these roles to understand better how we can contribute to our roles and organizations.
This is why I currently use Performance Styles and Motivators combined with data analytics to help my clients understand, accept, and relate themselves and others in their lives and organizations.
In this blog I will talk about my experiences helping people understand, accept, and relate to their own and other people’s patterns and motives.