Sensei Interaction Personalities
‘SENSEI INTERACTION PERSONALITIES’ is a personality assessment tool used by professionals to understand and improve the way they interact with others, especially when dealing with conflicts.
We learn to interact with others throughout our lifetime, and the way we interact is governed by our personalities, values, experiences etc. We tend to adopt what works for us and discard what does not. What works in one situation may not work in another, therefore we may need to use different approaches for different situations. Sensei Interaction Personalities helps us to understand the predominant way we prefer to interact, its benefits and disadvantages, and helps us learn how to interact in a more positive, productive, relationship-fostering manner.
We have identified 5 different interaction personalities based on our levels of ‘assertiveness’ (Y axis) and ‘mutuality’ (X axis), as shown in the illustration below. Our assertiveness is defined by how much we care about ourselves and our mutuality is defined by how much we care about others.
Interaction Personalities Described by the Creator: Ranjan De Silva
The Five Common ‘Interaction Personalities’
We would like to present five common interaction personalities that we have encountered during our people and leadership development practice, along with ideas on how to deal with relevant relationship issues.
About the remedies
The Developmental Response
The above description shows that all five modes have their advantages and disadvantages. We may have to use the relevant personalities to suit various situations. As such it is important to understand each personality, understand our own predominant personality, and understand why others prefer their predominant personality so that we can determine behaviours and reasons for conflict. Since we may tend to use our predominant personality as our default personality, irrespective of the situation, we need to develop the skills of all five personalities and learn to decide which personality/skills to use in different situations.
The Sensei Interaction Personalities Questionnaire
The ‘Sensei Interaction Personalities’ assessment is easy to take. The respondents need to select 1 of 2 options provided for various situations. Thirty such situations would be offered for respondents to reflect on and select. The test could be completed in about 20 minutes, and the time taken could vary, depending on how fast respondents select their responses. Sensei uses adaptive testing to ensure the practical relevance of results. A sample of the questionnaire is given below.
Sample of the questionnaire
the Sensei Interaction Personalities’ Report
How to use the report
To understand your interaction personality and your predominant mode of interacting, and improve it for better effectiveness in your current role or to prepare for new roles.
To understand your interaction personality and assess appropriate training or coaching interventions to improve interaction effectiveness.
To assess interaction personalities of candidates for better recruitment decisions.
To assess interaction personalities of employees to assess suitability for role allocation, promotion and project team allocation decisions.
To assess interaction personalities of employees to identify root causes of relationship issues for better conflict resolution, coaching, mentoring and training.
The Sensei Interaction Personalities Basic Report – Free
We are pleased to offer you the Sensei Interaction Personalities Basic Report free of charge. Given below is a sample of the basic report.
The Sensei Interaction Personalities Comprehensive Report –
at a Nominal Fee
If you would like to know more about your interaction personality and how to make good use of it, you could get a ‘Sensei Interaction Personalities’ Comprehensive Report at US$ 10 per report. You will be provided the option of buying the comprehensive report after you complete the assessment and receive the free brief report. Please click here to download a sample report to examine the format of information that will be available to you.
Who Created the ‘Sensei Interaction Personalities’ Assessment?
Kenneth W. Thomas and Ralph H. Kilmann introduced the TKI (Thomas Kilmann Instrument) in 1974 to assess the conflict mode of individuals. Ranjan De Silva, Senior Management Consultant of Sensei International, critically examined the concept during his leadership development work over the past 20 years and customized it to suit the practical realities of his clients in the name and style of the ‘Sensei Interaction Personalities’ assessment. Many leaders wanted to find out their ‘Interaction Personality’, not just during conflict but during other forms of interactions, and in response Ranjan created the ‘Sensei Interaction Personalities’ assessment.
For a deeper exploration, we invite you to invest in a comprehensive report for only US$ 15. You may first take the free assessment and decide if you would like to invest in the comprehensive report. The link to the comprehensive report will be provided once you complete the assessment and receive the free report.
You could repeat the assessment once, free of charge. Please follow the instructions in the email you receive with the comprehensive report if you need to repeat the assessment.
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