The Shapes Assessment Powered by PsychoGeometrics is a communication system featuring five shapes used to identify traits and behaviors, specifically in terms of how one is described, acts, and relates to others.
PsychoGeometrics was initially created in 1978 by Susan Dellinger, Ph.D., then in 2004, Dr. Dellinger partnered with Jack Wolf, Ph.D., and had The University of California Santa Cruz conduct a factor analysis of PsychoGeometrics. In 2005 Dr. Wolf created and developed the first written Assessment, and in 2010 the first online Assessment was created and launched. In 2020 Dr. Dellinger sold PsychoGeometrics LLC, including intellectual property, copyrights, and trademark, to Susan Hite, founder and President of Hite Resources, Inc. since 2001, PsychoGeometrics licensed consultant and certified facilitator since 2002, and now serving as Innovator and CEO of PsychoGeometrics.
The Shapes Assessment is $24.95. Volume and subscription pricing are available for bulk orders.
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The Shapes Assessment and the Shapes Learning Series (online e-learning) apply to all areas of your life. When you take the Shapes Assessment, you will get your own personal Shapes Profile Report, which includes your Shapes Score and how you use your Shapes at work, at home, and play. You don’t have to have a corporate job to apply the results to how you use your Shapes “at work.” “At work” can simply mean how you interact with others as part of a group.
Once you complete the Shapes Assessment, you will have the ability to download the Shapes Guide, which will provide a detailed summary of each shape along with recommendations on how to communicate with other Shapes. You will also be able to download your own personal Shapes Profile Report, which includes a Scoring Guide.
Yes! You can be an authorized user of the online Shapes Learning Series within your organization, company, team, or group. Corporate Licensing and Subscriptions are also available. Learn how you can be an authorized user or how you can purchase a Corporate License and Subscription by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! Facilitating a Shapes Workshop as an independent consultant representing your own business requires a Shapes Consultant License. A Shapes Consultant License includes the online Shapes Learning Series for the Facilitator. Learn how to get a Shapes Consultant License and become a Certified Shapes Facilitator by contacting email@example.com
1-250 - $24.95 for each Shapes Assessment
1-250 – $99.95 for each Module of the Online Learning Series
>250 – Save 5%
>500 – Save 10%
>750 – Save 15%
>1000 – Save 20%
For more than 1,500, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for discount pricing on individual products.
For groups, companies, and organizations with more than 1500 employees, subscriptions for the Shapes Assessment and Modules are available starting at $65k. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Yes! You can retake the same Shapes Assessment with different instructions. For example, your first Shapes Assessment can serve as a baseline of your natural behavior, choosing the seven items in each category that best represents who you are, how you act, and how you interact with others naturally. The online Shapes Learning Series will give you the tools to Shape Flex, among other things, to maximize your Shape Strengths and develop the Shape Skills you need to strengthen your relationships and communication and influence your overall success.
You can then retake the Shapes Assessment with a different set of instructions, such as selecting the seven items in each category representing your natural talents and learned skills.
It is also important to retake the Shapes Assessment when experiencing change. Your Shapes score will fluctuate during periods of change for as long as 3-18 months, as every shape responds differently to change. This can be an exciting or frustrating time, depending upon your Shape awareness during change and how to successfully Shape your way through change.
When you create your online account and gain access to your personal dashboard, you will be able to see your past Shapes Assessment results to compare them with your current Assessment results. This will allow you to measure progress in your ability to Shape Flex to be a more effective communicator.
Yes! You can ask others to take the Shapes Assessment to evaluate their perception of you, specifically how they would choose to describe who you are, how you act, and how you relate to others. You can use their first assessment of you as a benchmark. Then, as a result of their perception, for example, you may determine that developing and learning to use more of your Circle Shape would increase your communication effectiveness. After 3-6 months of developing your Circle Shape as a skill, ask the same person, or group of people, to re-evaluate you. Compare their first assessment of you with their second assessment of you and use the comparison to measure your progress. Repeat annually for continuous improvement. You can access multiple assessments and results in your personal dashboard.
Yes! We have ten online learning modules that are part of the Shapes Online Learning Series. These modules include the following:
Yes! There is the Evolution of Shapes. While, according to the science behind PsychoGeometrics, it is believed that a person is born with his or her primary and secondary Shapes that represent one’s natural behavior or communication style. This normally stays with a person all his or her life, but because of a change in a person’s life or a change that impact’s a person’s life, the Evolution of Shapes can occur, causing someone to use a different Shape more often, which impacts the traits, behaviors, and interactions of a person.
Yes! Just because you are one Shape at work and another at home, it doesn’t mean you are necessarily good at using either one of the Shapes, at least in terms of good being defined as “used in a healthy and effective manner, in the right proportions, and for the benefit of you, others or the situation.” Suppose you are naturally good at using a Shape or have learned to use a Shape in a healthy and effective manner. In that case, you enjoy using that Shape or assume that Shape is your primary behavior. Likewise, suppose you have to use a Shape that you don’t particularly like or are not good or comfortable using. In that case, you don’t enjoy using that Shape or assuming it as your primary behavior.
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