- Most personality assessments only ask about the individual. (“Answer these statements about yourself.”)
- The Birkman Method integrates how an individual sees themselves AND how they also see other people.
- Usual Behavior (personality) with Needs (social perceptions) provide a stronger dynamic than Usual Behavior alone.
- Birkman adds occupational interests as a further piece of information complementary to the behavioral Components.
The Birkman Method and the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI):
- HPI is Five Factor Model–based.
- HPI does not measure Needs (social perceptions).
The Birkman Method and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):
- MBTI is based on Carl Jung typology.
- MBTI only measures dichotomous axes and most personality behavior is not “either/or” (e.g., introvert or extrovert).
- MBTI does not measure Needs (social perceptions).
The Birkman Method and other self-report personality assessments:
- Most other assessments do not measure Needs (social perceptions).
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