"...only where there is difference between two persons in contact is it possible for those persons to achieve a new understanding..."

—Gregory Bateson

Like leaves of many colors, we each have a different energy. Each colored leaf excites the senses in different ways and evokes a different emotion just as each of us impacts and influences others in different ways. This energy is driven from within by our predispositions and yet influenced by our interactions with others.

There is richness and variety in the many ways we have of expressing who we are. The four Interaction Styles are patterns of behavior that have been described by many over the years. Each style has a theme-centered internal drive that helps set the boundaries of our comfort zones in the chaotic world of interpersonal relationships. If we can recognize our own style, we can better match our energy and know how to adapt and flex when necessary to reach goals and meet others at their view of the world.

Understanding Yourself and Others™: An Introduction to Interaction Styles 2.0  reveals the four fundamental Interaction Style patterns for you to "try on" in your search for understanding yourself (and others). Within these patterns are clues to the "how" of our behaviors. Find out how you consistently seem to fall into certain roles in your interactions with others and how you can shift your energies to take on other roles when necessary.

Table of Contents

    1. Important Agreements

    2. About This Online Version

    1. Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to Interaction Styles 2.0—The Whole Book

    2. About the Book

    3. Table of Contents

    4. A Word from the Author

    1. Introduction --Page 1

    1. History of the Four Interaction Style Patterns--Page 2

    2. Self-Discovery--Page 3

    1. The Nature of Interaction Styles--Pages 4-6

    1. Using Your Experiences (Worksheet)--Page 7

    2. Exploring Your Interaction Style--Page 8

    3. What Fits? (Worksheet)--Page 9

About this course

  • $15.95
  • 40 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

About the author

Senior Learning Facilitator Linda Berens

Linda V. Berens, Ph.D. is a human and organizational development practitioner who has been teaching professionals since 1982 as well as helping individuals and teams recognize their strengths, transcend their weaknesses, and work together better. Linda is recognized internationally in the field of individual differences, developing an innovative, robust system of exploring CORE Personal Patterns to foster development of individuals, teams, and organizations. A warm, engaging teacher, she has contributed to the success of many professional change agents through her theoretical contributions to the field of psychological type and user-friendly training materials for practical application of understanding individual differences. She is the author or co-author of multiple books and training materials.In addition to holding a license as a California Marriage and Family Therapist and a doctorate in psychology, she also holds certification as a Holacracy Facilitator and in Integral Transformative Leadership from Pacific Integral and the LIOS Graduate College at Saybrook University.