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Navigating the Matrix

From my experience, the Behavior Matrix exercise in the PSI Basic Seminar was worth the price of admission. While its value runs deep, the beauty of it is its simplicity. Like all of the tools PSI Seminars provides in the Basic, you have to use it to really reap the benefits. This four-part structure has supported me in both understanding myself better and understanding others better so that I can communicate more effectively. 

Becoming familiar with four qualities – dominant, flow with, formal, informal – that make up the four behavior styles has helped me realize that a behavior style is just that – a way of showing up in the world and doing things. It is not who I am, rather it’s how I operate. I have found it is also very important to remember that it’s not who other people are either. This one realization eliminated so much judgement from my life. Best of all, the Behavior Matrix is set up so that once I left the Basic, I was able to easily apply it in my life, and instead of identifying myself as a certain behavior style, found out that I can use any one of them whenever I need. Who woulda’ thunk it?

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