Psycho-Geometrics In Action: Personality Type Assessment In Real Time

Date November 22, 2018 09:31

Psycho-Geometrics is a rather new notion in the assessment of a personality type. It is based on an immediate perception of various shapes. What first catches our eye or we consider the most appealing is affected by education, environment, the experience of relationships, occupation, as well as features of cognitive functioning. That is, the results of this test may change with time, which is quite natural.

The system of psycho-geometry was first used in 1978 by Dr. Susan Dellinger, who at that time worked as a management trainer in a large corporation. Its goal was to help managers regardless of their experience and the number of subordinates to effectively interact with their teams. The system is simple and convenient, and in effect it is in no way inferior to more complex methods of determining the personality type and selecting mechanisms for establishing contact with other people. Gradually improving her test, she was able to present it internationally.

So, there are 3 rather unusual pictures on the wall in front of you. Take a close look at the illustration below for 5-10 seconds and choose the one you associate yourself with the most.

The test is simple: the picture you chose initially reflects the personality type, which is characteristic of you at the time of the assessment, that is, the result will be relevant only for a certain period of time, not for the entire life. The remaining options can also be used to assess personality traits in descending order. So, let's look at the results.

1. Square / rectangle

When making a decision “box” people are governed by principles of logic and can organize themselves, as well as people around, which is why they often hold administrative positions. Their diligence combined with resolution and some stubbornness makes them highly efficient in problem-solving. Those who chose a rectangle are characterized by practicality, punctuality, rational thinking, respect towards convention, fidelity in personal life and in a more global sense. They prefer to speak quietly and without a hurry, they dislike raising their voice, but they have some difficulties in communicating because of their unwillingness to stand out – their speech is full of stamps and clichés.

Representatives of this type are neat and strict, which is manifested in the choice of clothing - as a rule, “box” people prefer classical and calm tones. They are not inclined to gesticulation and emotionality and sometimes come across as not very good interlocutors.

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Positive traits:

  • love rules;
  • organized;
  • meticulous;
  • patient and persistent;
  • accurate.

Negative traits:

  • a lack of distinctiveness;
  • a lack of creativity;
  • nitpicky;
  • a tendency to avoid direct confrontation;
  • almost compulsive to organizing.

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2. Triangle

People who have chosen this picture have leadership qualities. However, they are more focused on their promotion rather than work and performance as such. They are focused on their own goals and feel great in a highly competitive environment, they know how to make decisions, not only concerning themselves, but also about others, and thoroughly enjoy it. Such people value their reputation, but they are reluctant to admit mistakes, although in any situation they are able to build an effective and meaningful dialogue worthy of most talented politicians. They are often respected, sometimes even feared.

As for the personal qualities of such a colleague, they prefer to come to work earlier than the rest, there is hardly a situation that can knock them off-balance, they strive to be fully informed and know how to solve problems, great team players, but at times inclined to compulsive behavior. They are characterized by a firm tread, preferences towards classics, neatness, and a desire to surround themselves with expensive things. /

Positive traits:

  • ambitious;
  • leader;
  • sociable;
  • able to concentrate;
  • good decision-maker.

Negative traits:

  • high self-esteem;
  • rather dogmatic;
  • impatient and risky;
  • status-oriented;
  • self-centered.

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3. Circle

Those who chose a picture in the form of a circle are concentrated on the environment, not on themselves - they tend to do everything to make their friends, relatives, and co-workers happy. They are wonderful listeners, who can give valuable advice and “read” other people, they are interested in building good relations. They are sociable individuals, who at the same time would hate being considered unpopular because of poor decisions they’ve made. In any conflict, they are ready to play the role of a peacekeeper, but they don’t always feel the boundaries of privacy, which they can cross in conversations even with unfamiliar people.

 “Circle” people are illogical and inconsistent, somewhat sluggish, generous, and sensitive. As a rule, they have a deep, pleasant timbre of voice and a good sense of humor, they are characterized by irresistible charm, enthusiasm in speech, and love for comfortable and even informal clothes.

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Positive traits:

  • friendly and generous;
  • sociable;
  • conforming to public opinion;
  • trying to make everybody happy;
  • sensitive and empathetic.

Negative traits:

  • melancholy;
  • unwilling to assume responsibility;
  • indecisive;
  • can’t say no;
  • manipulative;
  • fear to spoil the relationship.

We can summarize that people who choose figures of linear forms (in this case, a rectangle and triangle) are characterized by rationality and logical thinking, they prefer to organize and plan everything: work, personal life, leisure, and relationships. Those who chose a circle rely on intuition, tend to be creative, and are often inattentive to details.

However, keep in mind that the result of this test is relevant only for a limited time until changes occur in professional or personal life.  You can rely on it only in the current environment, not the long-term perspective because everybody changes.

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