WIDP Class A Personal Profile
Class A Personal Profile: There are no special qualifications required to purchase this profile. It is available to all youth and adults.
The Class A Personal Profile identifies general social orientation. This profile outlines the needs and desires for friendships, professional, school associations, and other casual relationships. By comparing the Social Profile with the individuals current life situation, you can target conflict areas and help the individual achieve a comfortable level of interpersonal contact at home, school and socially.
The Social Profile should be applied only to the individual's casual social/career contacts. To determine the individual's needs and desires in close personal relationships, please consult the Relationship Profile.
The Leadership Profile identifies the individual's ability to provide leadership, make decisions and assume responsibilities. This profile outlines the individual's needs and desires for independence, achievement and recognition. Since Leadership needs and desires are expressed through socializing with people, the Leadership Profile should not be evaluated alone. It should be interpreted with either the Social Profile or the Relationship Profile.
Evaluated together, the Leadership Profile and the Social Profile help determine the individual's career needs. By comparing the results with the individual's current employment situation, you can target conflict areas and help the individual maximize career skills.
Evaluated together, the Leadership Profile and the Relationship Profile help determine the individual's independence dependence needs in close relationships. By comparing the results with the individual's current life situation, you can target conflict areas and help the individual enhance relationships.
The Relationship Profile identifies the individuals's preferences for emotional involvement and shared affection on a one-to-one basis. This profile outlines the individual's needs and desires for emotional sharing and relationships. For most people, the Relationship Profile is the dominant pattern that influences behavior in the Social and Leadership areas.
By comparing the Relationship Profile with the individuals current life situation, you can target conflict areas and help the individual meet inner needs that are not being met.
Profile for Billy Bob Jones
SOCIAL NEEDS AND DESIRES:
Good social skills; outgoing and personable; strong ability to interact well with all types of people. Appears to desire more social contact than he actually wants; uses his social skills to select a few close friends. May have many casual acquaintances. Flexible; can adapt easily to solitude or moderate interaction with people. Strong need for accomplishment; may choose activities and friendships that will assist him in attaining goals, not for purely social reasons. Low energy reserve; may expend available energy on tasks instead of social activities. Tends to place relationships secondary in importance to his needs for achievement. Prefers to be in control of his own life and destiny.
CRITERIA FOR FRIENDSHIPS:
Friendly and sociable, but selective in choosing friends. Achievement-oriented rather than people-oriented. Tends to develop relationships as a means to help accomplish personal goals. Maintains his own mental criteria for friendships; may choose people who can be easily influenced, especially those who can assist him. Drawn to people who recognize and appreciate his accomplishments. May have high expectations of others. Usually avoids over-involvement in people's lives and activities; at times may assume the role of observer rather than active participant.
PERCEPTION OF SELF:
Optimistic; self-confident; high opinion of his abilities. Good self-esteem and self-image. Secure in believing his own opinions and perceptions are correct. Maintains attitude of competence; usually has an answer or solution to problems. Sets high personal goals. Organizes every area of his life toward achieving these goals; takes deliberate, well planned actions. Can adapt his behavior to circumstances and fill any role he feels is necessary for achievement. May be self-protective because of low energy reserves; maintains attitude of non-involvement in many aspects of life. Rarely introspective; may view himself only from a positive perspective.
PERCEPTION BY OTHERS:
Calm and stable, even under pressure. Usually perceived as friendly and understanding; finds humor in most situations. Can relate well to hostile or difficult personalities. Projects image of stability and competence. Can be blunt and outspoken; at times may be tactless in his dealings with others. Can assist others in resolving conflicts, although he will not become involved himself. Uses his excellent verbal skills, especially sarcastic humor, as a defense.
PERCEPTION OF OTHERS:
Task-oriented; may have limited understanding of people's needs and desires. Usually evaluates others logically rather than emotionally; maintains an objective and practical view of life. Self-reliant; tends to distrust people's motives. May become impatient with people who do not meet his high standards of performance; can seem demanding of others. Values productive, task-oriented people; may dominate less aggressive people. Independent; maintains some distance even in close relationships.
High intellectual capabilities. Easily envisions projects; sets and accomplishes realistic goals. Perfectionistic. Objective; practical; self-disciplined. Ability to make quick intuitive decisions; rarely changes his mind once he has formed an opinion. Strong-willed in implementing decisions.
Optimistic; rarely discouraged. Disciplined in emotional expression; does not usually acknowledge or show deep emotions. Uses his sense of humor as a defense. May react with frustration if pressured, or if people do not meet his expectations. Can be quick-tempered; may express his anger through sarcastic humor. May internalize resentment and carry grudges. Tends to fear losing control of people and situations in his environment.
Independent. Task-oriented rather than people-oriented. Disciplined and well-organized; highly committed to excellence in his work. Determined and persistent in completing projects; not discouraged by obstacles. Practical approach to work; perfectionistic; steady, productive work pace. May be reluctant to delegate to others; often prefers to work alone. Excellent leadership abilities and problem-solving skills. Resists authoritarian managers; may procrastinate if pressured. Most productive when permitted to work independently, in control of his own schedule and activities.
Self-motivated by his need for achievement; motivated by the promise of recognition for his accomplishments. Seldom motivated to change by outside influences. If threatened with punishment, may respond with anger or sarcasm. Can be stubborn when pressured to change.
Self-confident. Does not fear rejection by others or need their acceptance; does not take rejection personally.
LEADERSHIP NEEDS AND DESIRES:
Very independent. Self-reliant and self-sufficient. Needs much influence and control over people and events in his life. Accepts little or no control from others. Excellent leadership abilities; assumes and completes many responsibilities; makes intuitive decisions. Strong need for success and recognition for his accomplishments; needs to promote himself and his goals.
CRITERIA FOR RELATIONSHIPS:
Achievement-oriented rather than people-oriented. Depends on his own knowledge and skills; has minimal need for close interpersonal relationships. Tends to develop relationships as a means to help accomplish personal goals. Seeks out people who can be influenced by him, especially those who can assist him. Drawn to people who recognize and appreciate his accomplishments. May avoid close relationships with other strong-willed people.
PERCEPTION OF SELF:
Projects optimism and self-confidence; can be egotistical; seldom admits making a mistake. Confident of his ability to achieve whatever he desires, although his high need for control may mask inner fears and inferiority. Thrives on challenges; sets high personal goals. Maintains attitude of competence; usually has an answer or solution to problems. Can adapt his behavior to circumstances and fill any role he feels is necessary to achieve his goals. Active and involved; rarely spends time in self-introspection; may view himself only from a positive perspective.
PERCEPTION BY OTHERS:
Natural leadership abilities; maintains image of superiority and confidence. Good social skills. Can be outgoing and charismatic; physically affectionate; may have little understanding of people's needs and emotions. Usually the dominant figure in groups. Less confident people can be intimidated by his high energy and decisive manner. May directly confront those who disagree with him; can be critical or argumentative.
PERCEPTION OF OTHERS:
Individualistic; does not need to please people or meet their expectations. Seldom seeks the opinions of others. Generally, distrusts people's motives and abilities; reluctant to delegate responsibility. Maintains high expectations of coworkers and friends; intolerant of incompetence; expects perfection from himself and others. His priorities usually involve goals, not people; may disregard the rights and feelings of others in his quest for success. Tends to motivate people by dominating them; rarely uses persuasion or reasoning. Values other independent individualists; may tend to lose respect for weaker people; strongly resists any control by others.
High intellectual abilities; constantly envisioning new goals and challenges. Ability to develop and implement innovative techniques; excellent problem-solving skills. Makes quick intuitive decisions. Good communicator. Strong-willed; rarely changes his mind, even when proven wrong.
Shows few deep emotions; can be repelled by emotional displays from others. Usually does not verbalize any deep or loving emotions. Fears loss of control over people and his environment. Most prominent expressed emotion may be anger; tends to use anger to achieve and maintain control. Can be quick-tempered; may carry grudges and seek revenge for wrongs done to him. May react with anger or hostility if his independence is threatened or if people disagree with or criticize him; potential for abusive anger toward people.
Task-oriented rather than people-oriented. Highly productive and independent worker. Excellent leadership abilities and problem-solving skills. Can assume and complete an impressive amount of responsibility; practical approach to tasks; perfectionistic. Overcomes obstacles that would discourage other people. Disciplined and well-organized. Needs constant challenges; easily bored with routine activities. Works at a fast-efficient pace. Reluctance to delegate to others may lead to fatigue or burnout. May equate criticism of his work with loss of approval; resists authoritarian managers. Most productive when permitted to work independently, in control of his own schedule and activities.
Self-motivated by his needs for accomplishment and recognition; in addition, many of his behaviors may be directed toward maintaining control of his life. May be capable of changing his behavior or adopting negative behaviors to maintain control and attain his goals. If threatened with punishment or loss of control, may respond in anger but will not usually change.
Self-confident. Does not fear personal rejection by others or need their acceptance; depends on people for praise and recognition of his accomplishments. Can be rejecting of people who oppose his plans. May not easily compliment others or recognize their work; unaware that people seek his approval.
RELATIONSHIP NEEDS AND DESIRES:
Independent; high need for privacy. Expresses minimal amount of love and affection in close relationships. Prefers minimal demonstrations of love by others; may feel smothered by too much physical affection. Although he may establish only a few close relationships in a lifetime, he is faithful and committed to those he loves; depends on them to meet all his needs for love. Needs acceptance and approval from others, but fear of rejection prevents him from becoming involved with most people. May view life as a series of tasks to be performed; understands tasks but may have difficulty understanding people. Even in close relationships, does not want sole responsibility for another's happiness or well being. More comfortable relating one-on-one or in small groups than in large gatherings. Strong family orientation; considers his home a sanctuary from the world. Needs daily quiet time alone to counter the stress of being with people.
CRITERIA FOR RELATIONSHIPS:
Socializes with very few people; tends to avoid social events. Strong need to develop trust in the other person before becoming emotionally involved; intimate relationships tend to develop slowly. Loyal and committed to the few people he chooses for friends; allows himself to become vulnerable only with carefully selected people. Dependable; quick to make sacrifices for those he loves. May have impossibly high expectations for himself and others. Tends to evaluate people intellectually rather than emotionally; values those who share his logical and rational approach to life. Avoids conflict in interpersonal relationships; usually avoids aggressive or domineering people.
PERCEPTION OF SELF:
Although intellectually gifted and talented in many areas, may be hindered by low self-esteem and fear of rejection. Tends to be introspective and self-critical; may endlessly analyze his behavior and perceived faults. Frequently focused inwardly on his thoughts rather than outwardly on people or events. May feel inferior in comparison to others. Can be pessimistic about his abilities; may be unaware of his potential in life. Perfectionistic; may set impossible standards for himself and become depressed when he fails to attain them.
PERCEPTION BY OTHERS:
Projects an image of competence and confidence; adept at hiding his insecurities; fears criticism and making mistakes. Can be friendly and outgoing with people who have earned his trust. Although compassionate and sensitive to people's needs, his logical outlook may give the impression that he is cold or indifferent. May be perceived as unfriendly; a loner. Careful and precise in his communications; has difficulty with small talk or casual conversations. Expresses love by performing tasks for others instead of by verbal or physical demonstrations. Not inclined to be romantic. May become defensive if criticized or demeaned by loved ones.
PERCEPTION OF OTHERS:
Because of his fear of rejection, he may be suspicious of people's motives; may project his own negative self-perception onto others. Usually evaluates their words and behavior to determine if he is being rejected; may become silent or withdraw if he perceives rejection. May fear rejection by those he loves, especially if he has suffered hurts in close relationships in the past. Can be easily hurt, sometimes by the innocent comments or actions of others; rarely shows his emotions. Non-assertive even when his opinion is correct; avoids interpersonal aggression. May apply his own high standards to others; can become critical of those who fail to measure up.
Intellectually gifted; a creative thinker; may score in the genius range on intelligence tests. Unlimited capacity to acquire new knowledge and skills. Logical and analytical in his approach to life; frequently asks questions to get all the facts. Collects data before making decisions. Very observant of people and his environment. Constantly thinking, evaluating, questioning; mentally sees vivid, detailed pictures; can be very creative. If he learns to control his thoughts, can be highly productive and maintain a positive attitude. If his thoughts are uncontrolled, he may experience emotional mood swings. May often mentally relive negative events. Self-disciplined; task-oriented; perfectionistic.
Compassionate and empathetic toward others, but reluctant to share his emotions. Emotionally guarded; may equate emotional expression with loss of control. Defensive about expressing his feelings, even in close relationships. May tend to be moody and pessimistic; may struggle with depression. Often feels anger at himself or others but internalizes rather than expresses it. May allow anger to build over a period of time, then explode over a minor situation. Tends to hold grudges and mentally plan vengeance against the offender. May be prone to stress-related physical ailments. Can become anxious if required to socialize frequently or for long time periods, or if deprived of daily time alone. Also, may feel anxiety if criticized; strong need to avoid making mistakes. Prefers to avoid situations that require emotional openness instead of intellectual analysis. If he loses a close relationship for any reason, he may never completely recover emotionally from the hurt.
Independent and self-motivated; needs to perform well to meet his personal high standards. Strong-willed; can be stubborn. Usually not motivated by the promise of reward or the threat of punishment. May have a strong fear of economic failure; this can be a primary self-motivator. Resists controlling and being controlled in close relationships. May respond defensively if challenged or corrected.
Severe fear of rejection; defensive; avoids people and situations that cause him to feel rejected. Concerned about appearing incompetent and being criticized for his mistakes. Depends on his few close relationships to meet all his acceptance needs.