Psycho·Geometrics® is a communications system that identifies the Science of Behavior and provides the tool for the Art of Communicating. It was created in 1978 by Susan Dellinger, PhD, and inspired by the work of psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Carl Jung (1875-1961), who is credited as the founder of analytical psychology.
How did Psycho·Geometrics® get its name?
Psycho comes from the word psychometric, as in “psychometric tests.” Psychometric tests are typically given to a potential job candidate to measure a person’s suitability for a role based on the required characteristics, aptitude or cognitive ability. The results are then used to determine the extent to which a candidate’s traits, aptitude and/or cognitive abilities match those required to perform the job. Examples of psychometric testing are numerical reasoning tests, verbal reasoning tests, diagrammatic reasoning tests, situational judgement tests and trait and behavioral based tests. Psycho·Geometrics® has its own psychometric assessment, based on a logical reasoning approach using five geometric shapes, to determine one’s natural communication strengths; thus, the name Psycho·Geometrics®
Benefits of Using Shapes
Instead of using a letter or letters, a color or colors, or a specific word or list of words, Psycho·Geometrics® uses 5 geometric shapes to represent five behaviors that are needed for effective communication. The 15-minute online test reveals which of the five shape behaviors are your natural strengths and which ones you may find more difficult to use.