Presentation

The profiles present the participant from five perspectives:

The different columns show where on the scale the participant is found.

Basic personality
The basic personality measures how the participant meets the world. The participant’s need for freedom to experience and his/her need for security and time for digesting the meeting with the world.

When a small child meets the world it has a similar base; the freedom to experience and the security to digest the experiences. These early experiences unconsciously form a basis for the extent to which a person grows up to be spontaneous or thoughtful. It derives from the balance between the need for freedom and the need for digestion (security), and decides to what extent the person’s form of expression is formal or informal.
Relationship to surroundings
We have all been deeply affected by our childhood surroundings; the environment, the time and place we lived in, and the people we were brought up by. This becomes apparent in our adult life in our relationship to the world; the extent to which we posses a compassionate approach to others (social or egoistic) and the extent to which our stances are firm or not.

Column 3 shows the need for being with other people; participants in the top have a large need being with other people, while participants in the bottom have a large need for being alone. Column 4 refers to the approach towards others; participants in the top are very firm and almost prejudiced, while participants in the bottom are highly susceptible and almost without stances on anything.
The rational capability of decisive action
The adult human being is different from the child in that it consciously meets the world in different situations and acts rationally and accordingly. These columns show the extent to which the participant’s conscious actions seem to be the result of rational consideration. People with high scores in the column take world very literally and can at times be so rational that they forget to live life. People in the bottom of the scale are unstable and irresponsible.
The immediate method of action
People’s action patterns are different, just as the method we each use to reach the decision to act is different. We can use our sense of logic to reach a decision of action or our actions can be rooted in emotions. This column indicates the balance in the participant’s method of action.
Reaction pattern
Describes the extent to which we protect and blame ourselves. The difference between what we ourselves “want” (basic personality), what we are “capable” of (capability of decisive action) and what we think we are “allowed to” (relationship to surroundings). These columns show why the participant does not always express what he/she really feels and thinks. To be considerate of oneself or to have a critical attitude can both be valuable approaches, but if they overshadow the freedom of action, it limits the personality and will result in too much self-protection and/or self-blame.
Flexibility
Flexibility describes the ability to bend without breaking. A flexible person knows that it takes a lot to exceed his/her stress threshold. Therefore, he/she dares to take chances and trusts that he/she will handle the situation by improvising and adapting. He/she usually sees changes as new possibilities rather than problems. Socially, the flexible person is good at listening and understanding what drives other people. He/she can handle the success of others without becoming envious, and he/she seeks to do things that are for the common good.

Stress flexibility
Describes a person’s ability to handle pressure and how the person reacts when his/her stress threshold is exceeded and the control over his/her “inner self” is lost.