The Authentic Behavior Contrast
…and without it we’re subject to the loss of “what could be”.
…and also what might, at times, be keeping you from success!
…with 6 unique areas to assess your personality & behavior!
…to your communications, relationships, influences & teamwork!
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Our 4 directions of preference identify you as one of our 5 mains types (or a pairing thereof) in each of our 6 complementing areas of assessment. You results will prove how unique you are - there are:
On the top of the ABContrast Grid, in between Autocratic and Static and opposite the Interpersonal direction - a Practical type is short on people understanding, but long on understanding systems, tasks, transactions and functionality. If they see no purpose, they've difficulty tolerating others, regardless of the activity. Relational developments are a struggle for the Practical Direction.
On the right of the ABContrast Grid, in between Static and Empathic and opposite for Forward direction - a Reserved type is slow to speak, act or otherwise demonstrate what they want or feel. Struggling with low self-esteem most of the time, they feel their ideas & desires need more work before going public, and as such it's often a challenge to understand their wishes or intents.
On the bottom of the ABContrast Grid, in between Empathic and Dynamic and opposite the Practical direction, an Interpersonal type is all about people, for which they draw their motivation. The Interpersonal direction endures things of the Practical nature, not because they care for them but rather because there's hope within tasks for interaction with people and relationship developments.
On the left of the ABContrast Grid, in between Dynamic and Autocratic and opposite the Reserved direction - a Forward type is all about action, movement and personal gain. "Forward" is the rallying cry of this appropriately named direction, always in motion or attempting to gain momentum. With an abundance of self-esteem, the Forward directional type is quick to be self-assured.
Well now, what do we say about the Harmonic? So much can be said, yet perhaps less as they are not as polarizing as the others. The Harmonic type is rooted in balanced perspective. They aren't fully any of the other types but are partially all of each. The true Harmonic is an Absolute type - they are rigidly balanced and centered between the other types - with a half measure of energy/effort to be applied or protected, all depending on the focus at the time. Any deferral from the Absolute Harmonic will result in a pairing - this is detailed much more thoroughly in the book. Make sure a team includes Harmonic presence and influence or it can be a train wreck when the other behaviors clash.
Forward and Practical, the Autocratic type is no nonsense and demanding. Whether it's to the point communication or incredible expenditures of accomplishment focused energy, this type lives to be in charge. It's difficult for an Autocratic type in this world as they feel others are lacking or deficient in some way, although they struggle to realize they are but mere mortals too. This type is stressed when they don't get their way, and they'll go about any means necessary to gain situational victory. They need others to follow their lead in order to feel fulfilled. They'll not typically partner with equivalent types as they like to shine the brightest within their organized groups. Autocratic types have low levels of patience for interpersonal behaviors and needs - they are very task focused and mission minded.
Reserved and Practical, the Static type requires little to no spotlight. This type is more of a background, loner type that will (when authentic to themselves) exhibit repeatable and consistent behavior preferences. It's difficult for a Static to convey their needs to the world because of their reservations. It's just as difficult for this type to relate to tasks in a way that sees value of interpersonal connections - rather this type sees the value of enduring personal connections for the sake of task accomplishment. This type will often be making a detailed task list and will be stir crazy if they have not. In a world that is more and more automated, the Static types may find themselves "checking boxes" of task accomplishment on electronic devices - this can be via managing, programming via computer or simply "leveling up" in a video game. It's more about doing than fun, but fun can be had if doing is happening.
Reserved and Interpersonal, the Empathic type requires little to no spotlight. This type operates in the background and looks from afar at those with the interpersonal connections that this type craves. Repeatably, this type will serve the anticipated needs of others, putting their own needs in the background and often feeling ignored or used. This type has a great level of compassion for others as they place high valuation on others. As such, will be there for anyone that this type feels appreciates them - and also, with regret, for those that don't. This type will be very stressed if they feel anger from others or if they know they haven't lived up to someone's expectations, perceived or actual. The Empathic endures tasks for the hope of earning a spot from which people will gently and relationally engage with them - they will seem content with the background function, but they require genuine recognition.
Forward and Interpersonal, the Dynamic type is high energy and inspiring, although they can be much less organized than others will prefer. This type is fun and charming and can lift the spirits wherever they go. The Dynamic is stressed in isolation, so they crave the spotlight and constantly try to add to their list of friends as they journey through life. A lack of understanding in both directions can keep the Dynamic and potential friendships from deepening relationally. The Dynamic type is driven by a high energy effort to be interpersonally connected with others - anything to be included and liked, with their world in turmoil when feeling rejected. This type is necessary to liven moods and brighten atmospheres, with their full potential sort of like a fire - it can warm you and improve your life in every way, or it can burn you to the ground if not properly harnessed. The dynamic will say yes to tasks, without truly caring for the tasks, just in hopes of ending up with more interpersonal connections.
(internal communication)is one's thought processing of ideas and concepts in consideration of past, current and projected future events and also interactions with others. We develop, challenge and draw conclusions in and by communication to ourselves through our Contemplation area. Levels of intensity within one's Contemplation vary with the contrasted types. Resultant needs for thought duration and quality vary accordingly. Whereas the area of Connection assesses modes and methods of communications to others, Contemplation assesses precursory, subsequent and consequent communications internally to oneself. Whereas Connection is how you communicate to the world around youin many demonstrated forms - body language, vocally, signing and etc., Contemplation is how to you communicate internally to yourself in your thought life. What levels of information/detail are you interested in knowing? And how much desire do I have to process information internally? Does quiet time to think cause me peace or stress and how do I approach it for the best result in my true needs? Contemplation is the source of one's depth of intellect, considerations and consistency: where your calculations happen. Your pre / post meditations about what's happened or what will happen with others as per interactions in all areas.
(external communication) is one's need for social / intellectual expression and the desire for the same from others. Connection is the need to connect communally with just a few people to many people. Connection is demonstrated through ideas, communication, surface relationships, general association, and varying types of socialization - such as at work, events, parties, gatherings, and with those people who come in and out of our lives every day. Whereas the area of Contemplation is how to you communicate internally to yourself in your thought life, Connection is your desire for socialization and how you communicate to the world around youin many demonstrated forms - body language, vocally, signing and etc. Consider the principle that the quantity of people you want to communicate with will result in a similar amount of people you'll try to influence in Command. How many people are you interested in knowing? And how much desire do I have to establish communication with those people? How willing am I to relate to others? And how much desire do I have for those people to communicate with me? Connection is also where one's concern, compassion and desire for the world at large springs forth (the same sentiments for those intended to be in close proximity with you should be assessed via the Closeness area). Relationships with people that come into and out of your day to day life are established or disqualified in your Connection area.
(demonstrated influence) considers one's need to establish control, influence and power over others and associated situations - with varying resultant needs for competition, confrontation, and the forward demonstration of associated influence energies. At the heart of the area of Command is what one believes their responsibilities are over others; to provide direction to others or how much influence is needed on behalf of others and situations. Whereas the Cooperation area measures how external influence is tolerated, the Command area measures how it is demonstrated. Whereas Cooperation is how much influence you'll tolerate from those same groups of people, Command is how you'll demonstrate influence to the world around you. Consider the principle that the amount of people you want to communicate with in Connection will result in a similar amount of people you'll try to influence in Command. How will I approach decision making? How much influence will I want over people and situations? Command is also where one's desire for confrontation and need to control originate.
(tolerated influence) considers one's tolerances, preferences, aversions and/or acceptances of the establishment of control, influence and power from others and associated situations. Different types have varying authentic willingness for compliance or desire for competition with the expressed influence energies from others to them. At the heart of the area of Cooperation is what one believes their responsibilities are to others' leadership, how they receive direction from others or how much influence from others will be tolerated. Whereas the Command area measures how influence is demonstrated, the Cooperation area measures how it is tolerated. Whereas Command is how you'll demonstrate influence to the world around you, Cooperation is how much influence you'll tolerate from those same groups of people, and the rest of the world - remember your Connection area determine the quantity of people you'd like to communicate with, but the rest of the world determines if it will approach you with its influence. Will I allow / require others to provide direction or decide? How much will I rebel or resist influence from others? Cooperation is also where one's compliance and concession tolerances originate.
(relational proximity & depth) is a person to person category for assessing how one initiates with or responds to deeper relationships regarding vulnerability, love, affection and interpersonal intimacy. For many, this is with a guardian when growing up and then later becomes a partner, but for others can be a close friend or friends, immediate family or similar. The Closeness area of authentic behavior is the origination point for a person's authentic preferences of demonstrated and desired love, affection and relational intimacy. The area of Connection establishes how many relationships exist in one's preferred world, while the area of Closeness looks at how many and how far one will allow to a deeper level. Closeness is the area of proximity between yourself and others and takes a measured look at who's allowed in your inner circle and what your authentic preferences will be when demonstrating closeness to another or how you'll desire closeness in return. How much vulnerability, love and openness do I feel authentic in demonstrating to others? How much vulnerability, love and openness do I authentically require from others? Closeness is where one�s concern and compassion for those allowed into their inner relational circumference springs forth.
(teamwork & group effort) is, in many ways, where it all comes together. The other 5 areas each contribute to one's range of demonstrated, desired and required participation in teamwork and collaborative efforts - the resulting Contribution levels will vary wildly depending on contrasting types and their ability to coalesce. Re: the collaborative efforts of the Contribution area, does a person authentically focus on "WE" or "ME" in thought, deed and action? For the purpose of developing lasting personal relationships or effective teamsmanship in the corporate/workplace environment, the Contribution area is extremely important to understand and consider. When assembling a team, it's good to have balanced representation by contrasting types for authentic diversity of perspective. Contribution is the area of team placement and function. This area takes a measured look at how you'll authentically approach group settings & how others may react to your teamwork style. What particulars need to be in place for my partial or full engagement in a group setting? What's my position on dutiful obligation to the team setting around me? Contribution is where authenticity and strength can spring forth when a group of team members are best positioned to complement each other and share workloads in the ways they are each specifically equipped. It's also where cohesiveness can be difficult and otherwise elusive when types butt heads with their opposites.
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The ABContrast is the most useful personality assessment on the market today.
Because our contrasts aren’t tests, we reflect your personality more accurately.
Your authentic preferences are identified, and you’re not just given vague results from generalized models.
Our assessments fit your personality. Not the other way around.
We understand not only by what something is – but also by what it isn’t - contrasting opposites. Up and down. Hot and cold. Likes and aversions.
We grasp ideas and qualities – then your identity is revealed!
Our assessments thoroughly contrast you in each of our unique personality areas. Knowing it's complicated, we guide you through it, to reveal true nature’s advantages.
6 key personality areas.
When we mention likes and aversions, we’re not just referring to everyday preferences. We study your core needs in the six major areas of human interaction and behavior.
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FAQ'S AND ANSWERS
The Authentic Behavior ContrastTM system was created for the purposes of defining and illuminating the unique natural behavior profile of a person in 6 key categories - Contemplation, Connection, Command, Cooperation, Closeness and Contribution. The ABContrastTM system is unique and thoroughly crafted to achieve maximum accuracy and full consideration of the nuances of every answer selection for each part of each of the 6 areas.
1% maybe, 99+% not at all... The ABContrastTM doesn't measure your personality - it measures your authenticity and preferences thereof. You can pick your personality and change it as you see fit, but your authenticity is constant and the location of your inner confidence, peace, resolve and strength.
Once we recognize the need increase the quality of our communications and influences to others, as well as increase the quality of our reception of the same, we will increase the quality of the outcomes of those exchanges. Awareness, and then willingness, that there's improved ways to respect ourselves while respecting others is how we shatter the barriers of misunderstanding and relational divides. Once we evolve in our processes, we evolve in relationships with other people and create a better world.
Do you ever feel like life could be easier if we all just didn't make it so hard? Me too. We make it hard when we leave our "lane". Staying "in our lane" means we get the most positive outcome from the least amount of our effort. This multiplies our effectiveness and creates opportunities we wouldn't otherwise access while reducing much of our difficulties in life.
We all struggle with our behaviors. We all lack some sort of authenticity at times. When we surrender authenticity, we subject ourselves to stressors. The only way to eliminate stress and return to a position of peace is to resume authentic behaviors
Each area has 49 potential types and there are 6 total areas. Since each ABContrastTM looks at an individual across all the possibilities in each of the areas, there's an incredible potential of almost 15 BILLION combinations. Yeah, it's complicated on our end but worth it!
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Newly released in 2020, the ABContrastTM is a fresh product on the market. It's based on universal and age old concepts of preferential differences in the human condition.
Much consideration went into the narrowing and selection of the categorical areas. To qualify for final selection, an area needed to both stand alone in that it contained elements that were not covered by other areas, but it also needed to have complimentary overlap with those other areas. We've attained those traits with the 6 areas of the ABContrastTM.
Yes and no. Your result is based on the answers you give to your preferences. The ABContrastTM is carefully engineered to look at your many data inputs in several different directions in a cross examining fashion. You can always come back and retake the ABContrastTM, and your result will be in line with your original should you give similar answers. Be authentic and honest and your results will be spot on.
It's always great to have healthy outside perspective. This system will be used in unique ways by those currently under the direction of counsel and those without counsel. We think it's a great tool for you and your counselor to use to discover your behavioral identity and then move forward more effectively from there.
We've set a goal to reach 100 million people with the ABContrastTM and to be the spark that ignites positive, effective and lasting change. As such, we've made the price for the contrast result interpretation in line with relative affordability for all.
The absolute plan covers it all - if you don't perceive benefit from all of it (but we think you will) - you've only lost a bit of time and money. The other plans are for those that want a narrower focus of interpreted result and perspective. It will not be uncommon for a user to purchase a single or double area package and then proceed to another or the full package afterwards.
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