What I love about profiling is that it gives me a unique skill set in coaching. It’s helped me understand that there’s no one definition of ‘healthy’. Behavior that is great for one type can be toxic for another type.
For example, when coaching a former child actor, working together we spotted the childhood imprint he had to be perfect and acceptable at the cost of his own desires and happiness. The same “happy-go-lucky” attitude that would be a sign of health for another personality type was killing his ability to form connection. And, worse, as an ENTP the imprint got stuck deep within his function stack - in a place most people wouldn’t know exists inside the mind.
For him, breaking free meant going against common wisdom. He needed more radical honesty, more abrasiveness. Using traditional tools, I would have had trouble seeing beyond his agreeable countenance. But I was able to work with him to identify and break through the mental loops he was stuck in that appeared on the surface to be helping him.
My ability to Profile effectively allows me a level of nuance and understanding in coaching that has helped set me apart.
Charting the path to personal permission, authenticity, and developing empowered relationships... that’s the kind of thing I live for.