Insights Discovery – Personal development profiles

Personal Development Profiles – The Insights Discovery® System.

I’ve used these personal development profiles over the last 20 years and the feedback I get is invariably positive.The Insights Discovery® system is solidly based on the psychological types theory of Carl Jung.

Jung proposed that our personalities are created in the interaction of four functions and two attitudes. When combined, these elements generate eight common personality types.

Discovery Personal Development Profile with Globe

These personality types are represented by a simple and memorable colour system, which is constantly being reviewed and updated to ensure its continued relevance and applicability. This can be depicted on a circle called the Insights Wheel®.

At its simplest it identifies four groups or quadrants. In the Insights® system they are called Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green and Cool Blue. All of us will have one of these ‘colour energies’ as our dominant, preferred style of thinking, working and interacting with others. The wheel at its most detailed gives us 72 different positions.

The Insights Discovery ® Wheel - Personal Development Profiles

The Insights colour wheel showing the 8 main personality types.

Each colour energy has its strengths and weaknesses, depending on the situation and your perspective! In a team setting, a professional with Fiery Red energy may appreciate the considerate and supportive inter-personal actions of a colleague with Earth Green energy, while they in turn might respect the bold, ‘go-ahead’ Fiery Red attitude.

However during a challenging period, the Earth Green energy may find their colleague aggressive and controlling, while in turn, the Fiery Red energy may find the Earth Green stubborn, uncommunicative and unwilling to change.


Insights Discovery personal development profiles

Personal Development Profiles

This profile includes the following:

  • Overview.
  • Key Strengths and Weaknesses.
  • Value to the Team.
  • Communication.
  • Possible Blind Spots.
  • Opposite Type.
  • Suggestions for Development.
  • Insights Wheel, Graphs and Preferences.

Personal Development Profiles for Managers

As well as all of the above, this profile helps individuals understand their needs and preferences for management as well as considering their own management style. The Management Profile explores:

  • Creating The Ideal Environment.
  • Managing Me.
  • Motivating Me.
  • Management Style.

There is also a Sales Chapter which is very useful for developing sales people. Have a look at this article about Insights and Selling.

If you would like to have one of these management or personal development profiles done for you please get in touch.