We’ve been long time fans of profiling tools and use them almost every day in our business. Our primary tool is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), but we’re always keen to learn about other tools that can be of value to our clients. We recently became accredited in Clarity 4D and want to share some of what we learned here (you can also listen to us talk about it in this podcast episode).
Like the MBTI, Clarity 4D is partly based on Carl Jung’s psychological preferences around the dynamics of thinking and behaviour, and the ancient ‘elements’ of fire, water, air and earth. While Clarity 4D is not as thorough as MBTI, it’s certainly useful and is a great introduction to profiling for teams who are new to it.
In this episode:
The four profiles in Clarity 4D are represented by colours
Each colour relates to the elements and the ‘energy’ or characteristics of those elements as noted in the graphic below.
Each profile has a preference for either introversion or extroversion and thinking or feeling. Preferences for intuition and sensing are not differentiated in Clarity 4D.
The 4 in 4D doesn’t refer to the colours though, it refers to the four dimensions of ourselves and our development.
D = Discover, Discuss, Diversify and Develop
Clarity 4D gives you a framework that you can use either alone or with others who have an understanding of it.
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