Inner Ape Book
Whilst many psychometric tools have reflective (psychometric) questionnaires that can help you pinpoint your own style. The Inner Ape deliberately does not. It has been designed as a ‘plug and play’ tool. I.e. It will teach you how to identify your own preferred style and the preferred style of others, without having to get them to fill in any forms or questionnaires. With practice you should be able to easily identify the styles of new people within just a few minutes of meeting them.
By the time you have finished reading this guide you should have a clear idea of your own style AND be able to quickly assess the communication and motivation preferences of the people around you (e.g. your work colleagues, your boss, your stakeholders, your family, friends and acquaintances).
One of the great things about The Inner Ape framework is that it is intuitive and easy to apply. Simply by reading the descriptions on the next few pages you will get a good idea of:
- who you are
- what makes you tick
- how you communicate
- plus all of the above, - for the people around you (i.e. what motivates them and what their preferred communication style is)
It will also reveal to you how you may have been communicating in completely the wrong way with that very difficult person who you just can’t seem to connect with - and what you can do about it!