Type Academy

Type Academy

What is Interaction Style and why use this model

Interaction Style :

  • Is a pattern of physical drives, mental beliefs and innate talents that influence the ways that we interact with others to achieve our goals.
  • Reflects HOW we do what we do
Features Benefits
Simple four-box model Accessible and quick to learn and apply
Describes a pattern of energy, movement and behaviours Easy to recognize and non-threatening as it is based on observable behaviour
Simple names Provides a common language for communicating
Self-assessment Questionnaire not always necessary
Helps individuals to identify HOW they and their team members might act in a certain way  – their psycho-physiological energy Enables individuals to build rapport more effectively to streamline communication
Gives an insight into natural talents, likes and dislikes Enables individuals and teams to focus more effectively on enhancing strengths and managing weaknesses
Influences what approach an individual requires in daily communication and different work situations Enables individuals to influence their team more effectively by tailoring their energy, pace, tone and body language to the other person’s natural style
Provides knowledge about how individuals might react in a time of change and when under stress Enables individuals to address the cause of the stress rather than providing fixes to the symptoms thereby increasing long-term resilience and sustainable behavior change
Helps to understand sources of conflict and differing views Enables individuals to adapt their response more appropriately to the type of conflict
Provides another lens to look at personality, which is s complementary to yet different from Type (as assessesed by MBTI®) Reinforces and builds on previous Type learning