Knowing the Rules, Choosing to Follow the 'Rules'
Different lenses help us see the different aspects of ourselves so we can locate the source of miscommunications and identify ways we are being judgmental of ourselves, and of others. The Integrated Type™ lenses of Essential Motivators (aka Temperament), Interaction Styles, Cognitive Dynamics, and the new lens of Intentional Styles help us identify those rules. Each of these lenses contributes to our understanding of various aspects of our Whole Type pattern, which has a set of rules as well. We will not go into these lenses here, but instead offer you some ‘how-to’s’ of using type to help move ourselves and others into self-leadership and get into The Communication Zone. Choosing when to be guided by those unconscious rules and when to not be ruled by them takes several steps and practice.