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What is the INSIGHT Inventory?

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It’s a strengths-based personality and behavioral style assessment that helps people gain in-depth insights into themselves, better understand others, and identify how to flex their style to communicate better.

The INSIGHT Inventory is aligned with Kurt Lewin’s Field-Theory and seeks to understand behavior by identifying the impact of different environments on personality tendencies. This gives users practical ways to describe how they behave when alone and in groups. In addition, it provides an easy-to-understand model for examining the internal force field, external pressures, and their combined impact on their behavior.

Regarding the research model, the INSIGHT Inventory is more closely related to the 16-PF (Sixteen Personality Preferences) developed by Cattell and the Big 5. The scales on all three of these were developed using statistically based factor analysis.

INSIGHT’s underlying philosophy (shared somewhat with the Hogan HPI) is tied to the field of social anthropology which examines how humans actually developed the innate personality traits that allow us to survive and thrive within pairs and groups.

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Is the INSIGHT Inventory new on the market?

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No. The INSIGHT Inventory is well established, now in 30th year, and well researched. In fact, it is one of only a few non-clinical assessments reviewed positively by Buro’s Mental Measurements Yearbook (an independent test review agency with extremely high academic standards).

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Is the INSIGHT Inventory the same as the Insights Discovery assessment?

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No. That is a different product and company headquartered in the UK but used widely in the US, It uses a different color-based quadrant /circumflex model.

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Is the INSIGHT Inventory a DiSC instrument?

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No. Since much of the copyright on the original writings of Marston and Cleaver has expired, many assessments using the DiSC model have proliferated, but the INSIGHT Inventory, however, is not related.

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Is the INSIGHT Inventory a MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) derivative?

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No. The MBTI was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and she credits the influence of Carl Jung's writings on personality. There are several other Jungian derived assessments. The INSIGHT Inventory is not related yet it actually complements the MBTI and the two can be used effectively together.

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Is the INSIGHT Inventory similar to Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0 or TMBC's StandOut?

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No. These assessments identify general personality themes that drive people. Both of these assessments complement the INSIGHT Inventory nicely. It's sometimes said that INSIGHT describes how a person walks and talks coming down the hall and StrengthsFinder or StandOut describe why the person is coming down the hall. People instinctively respond first to observable behavior (INSIGHT), then once a connection is made they deal with the reason driving the behavior (StrengthsFinder and Standout).


 

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