Coherent, Consistent, Contextual.
In focusing on personality, old-fashioned psychometrics completely miss the opportunity to engage with the psyche. And, for modern psychometrics to work effectively, now is the time for the AI Psychologist.
Rather than bring psychology down to simplistic definitions through statistics and self-reporting, modern psychometrics works with human complexity.
Such an approach requires the use of novel applications of contemporary psycholinguistics theory to move beyond the inherent biases of conventional psychometrics.
Modern psychometric tools can be used at both an individual and collective level to provide a coherent understanding of complex human behaviours.
It is natural for humans to try to navigate uncertain and complex situations by understanding who we are in that situation and who we may need to become (self-awareness). This also calls for understanding where we are in that situation and where we would like to go (situational awareness).
Human Orienters enable people to identify the different possible versions of who they are in the situation. It also provides the opportunity to choose the most effective person to be in that situation and the most effective person to become.
As organisations grow, we see systemic complexity. In addition, the growing workforce also brings psychological complexity.
How do we orient our way through these dynamic states of social psychology? For this to happen, we need to move away from the statistical, mechanistic, reductive, austere, and simplistic.
Modern psychometrics looks at how our behaviours manifest within a social context by actual or imagined interactions with others.
It therefore has an enriched and amplified view of human behavior as influenced by other people and the conditions under which social behavior and feelings occur.
In the workplace, perception and perspective is constantly modified by the perception and perspective of others.
We all have an inner (conscious) world where our thoughts, feelings, needs, and desires originate. We also have an outer (social) world in which we interact with each other. These inner and outer worlds are in constant interaction as we influence and are and influenced by what’s around us.
Perception is the created flow of self-awareness across the boundaries between inner worlds and outer worlds.
Perspective is the generated situational awareness as someone orients themself in a conceptual space.
Psychology is a constant dynamic flow. Perception and perspective are in a continual flow – influencing and being influence by each other.
The perceptions that we hold about ourselves are quite often different from the perceptions that other people hold about us. People can also behave in a way that they feel will help them to be perceived more favourably by other people. This perception flow can result in unintended conflict and a lack of trust within a team or organisation.
Modern psychometrics helps you to explore how your perceptions may differ from how others perceive you in a particular situation. Along the way, you can discover opportunities for self-development and growing your self-awareness.