What is the Birkman Method® Assessment?

The Birkman Method® assessment is an online personality, social perception, and occupational interest assessment measuring and reporting behavioral strengths, motivations, expectations, stress behavior, and career profiles. The Birkman Method is a tool to understand self, understand others, and the interpersonal and career choices that can lead to success and well-being. 


What distinguishes the Birkman Method® from other personality assessment?

Unlike most personality assessments that work hard to eliminate socially desirable responses (the tendency to strive for creating a good impression), The Birkman Method® uses your understanding of social desirability, along with motivational desires, to measure and report the way that you interact in everyday life situations where people actually do color their behavior according to their understanding of social desirability. This provides a powerfully accurate picture of how you operate in the world, what you expect from others and what behaviors will be evident if you don’t get your expectations met. The Birkman Method is the perfect tool to understand yourself, understand others, and the interpersonal and career choices that can lead to fulfillment and self-mastery.

 
 
         
 

What can you learn from completing the Birkman Questionnaire?

Four aspects of your personality:

Interests: What you like to do.

Usual behavior: How you like to do it; how you see yourself and how others see you.

Needs: Where you find your comfort zone; your expectations of the world around you.

Stress: Your frustrated, reactive behavior that can occur when your needs go unmet.

 
 
 

Usual, Needs and Stress are measured in terms of Eleven Relational Components:

  Esteem How you relate one-on-one to individuals. Are you straightforward or more diplomatic?
  Acceptance Relating to people in a group. Are you more comfortable in a group or working alone?
  Structure Systems and procedures. Are you more organized and structured or more eager to try new approaches?
  Esteem How you relate one-on-one to individuals. Are you straightforward or more diplomatic?
  Acceptance Relating to people in a group. Are you more comfortable in a group or working alone?
  Structure Systems and procedures. Are you more organized and structured or more eager to try new approaches?
  Authority Directing and controlling. Are you comfortable taking charge or are you more low-key easy going?
  Advantage Incentives and competition. Are you oriented toward the general benefit or toward individual incentives?
  Activity Preferred pace of action. Do you like to take action or take a more reflective approach?
  Empathy Involvement of feeling. Are you more objective or feelings oriented?
  Thought Weighing action and reflection. Do you prefer making quick decisions or do you want time to think things through?
  Freedom Personal independence. Do you understand intuitively what most people think or are you more individualistic in your thinking?
  Change How you deal with change. Do you prefer to concentrate your attention well on one thing or are you energized by moving rapidly from one focus to another?
  Challenge Self-imposed demands. Are you more self-confident and focused on success or lean more towards very high expectations of yourself and others?

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