Being in Best Self is when you’re firing on all cylinders – the ultimate goal. It’s when you’re positive and productive. It’s when you’re fulfilling your potential. It’s when you bring your best to work, and bring out the best in others. Best Self behaviours include being flexible, open, adaptable, encouraging, helpful (without condition), assertive, responsive, loyal, detailed and attentive. Unfortunately, these are not automatic behaviours for many. In fact, opposite behaviours coming from Shadow can be more naturally occurring in high-stress situations.
PRINT® teaches you how to permanently alter how you respond to situations, so Best Self replaces Shadow as the automatic response.
You have two categories of Unconscious Motivators® that drive your actions – a Major and Minor Unconscious Motivator. These motivations (of a possible 72 combinations) provide the foundation for WHY you do what you do, say what you say, and think what you think. The PRINT® Survey is designed to uncover your two Unconscious Motivators and reveal your unique set of Best Self and potential Shadow behaviours, which are the direct results of your Unconscious Motivators® at work. Your Unconscious Motivators®, your Best Self behaviours and your potential Shadow traits are collectively known as your PRINT®.
The PRINT® Survey is a proprietary, dynamic online instrument that identifies your PRINT. What makes this self-assessment so accurate is no two people take the same survey. Each new question is selected based on how you answered the previous question. Your PRINT report outlines your Unconscious Motivators, revealing how you act when these are satisfied (your Best Self) and not satisfied (your Shadow Self). You also receive a tailored Trigger Report. This report uncovers the environmental factors – others’ actions and the situations you encounter – that can feel like an ‘attack’ on your Unconscious Motivators and bring out your Shadow tendencies.
The PRINT Survey groups your personality traits (along with the WHYs behind these traits) into nine categories. Each one encompasses a unique way of thinking, feeling and behaving, a unique view of the world, and a unique set of strengths and potential weaknesses.
You may see parts of yourself in some or even all the groupings. However, two always fit you better than the rest – these are called your Major (dominant) and Minor (secondary). The combination of your Major and Minor make up your up your PRINT®.