- Map out a life-sized Birkman Map in the room, using the floor as the four quadrants. You may ask the participants to imagine the four quadrants, or you may use props to designate the quadrants (e.g., masking tape, colored cones, balloons, etc.).
- Have the participants move to the quadrant in which their symbol for Birkman Interests is placed.
- Describe the characteristics of each quadrant.
- Have the participants move to their quadrant for Usual Behavior.
- Describe those characteristics.
- Continue this process for Needs and Stress.
Throughout this process be aware of the terminology you use—positive statements for Usual, neutral statements for Needs and Interests, and less positive descriptors for Stress.
The goal of this activity is familiarizing the participants with the Birkman information and how they are described in relation to the four colors.