The PCM Personality Profile (also known as Personality Pattern Inventory) reveals a host of insights about how a person perceives the world, how they communicate, how they are motivated and how they will behave in distress. As a valid, reliable and actionable model, PCM answers the “So what? Now what?” questions about how to communicate with different types of people.
People who wish to use the Process Communication Model® will first complete a questionnaire. Once processed, this will enable them to discover their personality structure. The teaching metaphor of a condominium helps us to visualise the composition of each unique personality structure. Each of the six personality types is located on a single floor in the condominium. The size of the bar within the floor indicates the level of energy available when the person wants to use the corresponding personality type. The metaphor of an “elevator” illustrates the person’s ability to reach all of the floors and use all of their resources.
The ground floor, called the Base, indicates the dominant, most highly developed personality type. Being able to identify another’s Base helps us to use the most effective communication channel and perception to connect with that person.
The concept of Phase provides keys to understanding what motivates people. Satisfying the psychological needs of the Phase affects our motivation on a day-to-day basis. It also guides us on how to motivate self and others. Even better, it helps us to recognize when we or our communication partner enter a distress sequence. And further mor, it gives us the tools to tackle the situation.
This is useful for whatever context in our lives:
- team management;
- stress management;
- sales and negotiations;
- employee engagement;
- improved self-awareness;
- better social interactions.
Below you will find a Sample PCM Personality Profile, both in its “short version” (2 pages) and in its “long version” (Key to Me), which ranges between 30 and 40 pages.
Please note, both the profiles and the manual have been made much more visual as part of a re-branding programme implemented between 2021 and 2022.
I’ll share both the ‘new’ profiles and the ‘old’ ones below. Starting in 2022, we will only use the ‘new’ profiles.