Interpretation of profiles

A unique profile

Imagine that you were the only person on the planet; you would not know whether you were big or small, outgoing or reserved etc., because you find out about these things via comparisons with other people. It is necessary to compare yourself to someone else in order to find out who you are. Therefore, it is interesting for us human beings to find out how and why we think, feel and act the way we do. To analyze and find similarities and differences in people’s character traits is perhaps one of the most interesting things for all people.

When we say “He/she is creative” does that then mean that this person keeps getting new ideas but never gets anything done, or does it mean that the person every once in a while spots a new opportunity? And how does one measure creativity?

With PARI Profile System™ we can measure and label the personality and behaviour of people via a scale that indicates where the participant is found in various areas, and thus, where the participant is compared to others. The columns also affect each other mutually, and this is explained in further detail during one of our courses.

Column 1 (The structure)

Column 1 (The structure)

The top of the scale. Here, people will act very spontaneously, be spontaneous and creative, get many new ideas and be fast and active. They will be enthusiastic, charming and curious. They will be entertaining and inspiring, they will love change, they will be inventive and they will be experimenting, dynamic and have a high stress threshold.

The person will also be a bit selfish, at times driven by desires, and attention-seeking. They can be boisterous and take up a lot of space. They will hate routine work and constantly seek changes, be short-sighted and adaptive and at times quite messy.

In the bottom of the scale they will think more about things and observe before they act. They will be careful, polite, reliable, good at making room for others, thoughtful, analytical and diplomatic. They will also be patient, thorough, conscious, systematic, long-term minded, stable and trustworthy. But they will also be reserved, uncommunicative, cautious, perhaps even self-effacing and they will struggle with feelings of guilt. They will fear change, be submissive to authorities, rather not talk about emotions and seek acceptance.

Column 2 (Form of expression)

Column 2 (Form of expression)

The top of the scale. Here, the participant’s behaviour will be adapted, polite, reliable, formal and reserved. They will appear as dutiful people who can be trusted. This means that the person will appear quiet, reserved, at times self-effacing, submissive to authorities, and overly polite. They seek security and fear change, have a low self-esteem, are submissive, and will under no circumstances wish to express own emotions.

In the bottom of the scale the participant’s general form of expression will be fearless, informal, and not suffer from shyness. Will express very original ideas, can have difficulties receiving advice and orders, demands a lot of attention, and can be very straightforward.

Column 3 (Approach)

Column 3 (Approach)

The top of the scale. Here, the participant’s approach towards the surroundings will be compassionate and caring. He/she will be a good listener, good at joint efforts, very social and he/she will promote a good team spirit. He/she will be human-oriented, helpful, warm and considerate. This also means that the participant talks a lot, can be overly protective, evasive, and incapable of decisive action. There is a risk that he/she promotes a false sense of security, thereby hindering others from learning from otherwise valuable experiences.

In the bottom of the scale we find a participant who is quite a loner and very task-oriented. He/she will be good at setting his/her own objectives, and he/she is good at saying no if there is something he/she does not like. In short, he/she is very independent. But the participant will also appear cold and judging, and as a person who is not considerate of or compassionate towards others, and as someone who is very disappointed in his/her fellow human beings.

Column 4 (Attitude)

Column 4 (Attitude)

The top of the scale. Here, the participant’s attitude towards his/her surroundings will have him/her appear firm, determined and as a person who puts up boundaries for himself and others. He/she will be independent, strong-willed, methodical and somewhat a perfectionist. Will at times be very critical and prejudiced. Controls others and can be generalizing, sarcastic, and overly orthodox.

In the bottom of the scale the participant will be very unprejudiced, flexible, open and tolerant, and he/she will have a high stress threshold. But he/she will also appear as someone who have no stances on anything, is unstructured, incapable of decisive action and uncritical. Therefore, he/she is in constant risk of being manipulated with.

Column 5 (Capability of decisive action)

Column 5 (Capability of decisive action)

The top of the scale. Participants whose profile is in the top of this scale are highly capable of decisive action and they base their decisions on very rational consideration. This means that they are responsible, good at keeping to agreements, hard-working, orderly, professionally analytical and efficient. But they are also conservative, intolerant, demanding, dry, boring and somewhat a workaholic who forgets to live life.

In the bottom of the scale the participant will be totally incapable of decisive action and will leave it to others to seize the initiative. He/she will be uncommitted and irresponsible, and will often times lack drive. This can however be changed, if he/she manages to find interest in the work.


Column 6 (Method of action)

The scale indicates whether the participant decides on actions based on a method of logical consideration or emotional experience. In other words, whether the person is extrovert or introvert.

Participants who use their sense of logic have a rational way of approaching reality. They consider what is true and false, and what is correct and incorrect.

Participants who use their emotions are also rational, but view things from a more emotional angle. The emotional type assesses a situation using a principle of desire, like and do-not-like. Their way of thinking takes starting point in their feelings and emotions.

Column 6 (Method of action)

Column 7-8 (Reaction patterns)

How each of us responds to our surroundings and different situations is an individual matter that requires psychological insight for interpreting the profile and giving the feedback. This is covered in the certification courses.

Column 9-10 (Flexibility)

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Interrelations among the columns

Notice that each column of the profile reveals your own perception of yourself from each of their perspective. Here, you can get an overview of the interrelations among the columns:

Column 1 and 2 Shows your basic personality; what you have with you from your early years. The closer the total score of the two columns is to 30, the more harmonious you consider yourself to be. In most cases there will be an interrelationship between the columns, which for instance means that a person will very rarely be both spontaneous and formal, and vice versa.

Column 3 and 4 Your relationship to your surroundings will be marked by your upbringing. Thus, you can view the interrelationship between the columns as an indication of how you have responded to the directions of the people who have brought you up. Column 3 reveals how human-oriented (top) and task-oriented (bottom) you consider yourself to be. Column 4 shows your approach to others; the higher on the scale, the more controlling, and the lower on the scale, the more tolerant. The profile also tells you how these things become apparent from your level of flexibility.

Column 5 The capability of decisive action is to be considered as: How rationally a person thinks and acts. If a person is very rational he/she will often times also have very firm stances and be task-oriented, which is why the score in column 4 will be similar to or higher than the one in column 3. If this is not the case, it will be apparent from column 6 as self-protection and/or column 7 as self-blame.

Column 6 and 7 Compare the columns to the columns 3 and 4. The difference between column 3 and 6 indicates the extent to which you care for your surroundings versus the extent to which you care for yourself. If you care more for yourself, this indicates that you may be overly protective of yourself. On the other hand, if you care more for your surroundings, you could maybe benefit from spoiling yourself a bit more. The same applies to the columns 4 and 7 in regard to your self-blaming.

In general about the column levels, in can be said that the higher the participant is placed the more willing to take risks the participant will be.