The In8 Model, by Dr. Mark Postles D.C.
The following are point-form notes from the book. Obviously they are concise and really intended as an appendix to the book itself. If you’d like some further discussion please have a listen to our August FB Live, or spark up a discussion in The Clique. And remember Mark has generously offered to send you FREE copy of the book if you sign up to his podcast: In8 Secrets (you just cover the postage).
You have all parts and all four quadrants, and move between them.
The model is contextual, so your scores may change in different situations or at different stages of your life.
Quadrant 1: The home of the dreamer and the entrepreneur, the optimist.
It’s question is “Why?” and the theme is “Trust me, it’ll all work out.”
Drawback: out of touch with reality.
Under stress: dictatorial and controlling.
Communication: via branstorming, personal meaning, metaphors, rapid, future- oriented.
Learns best: with heart connection and staying big picture.
Quadrant 2: The home of order, structure and the learned brain.
It’s question is “What?” and it’s theme is “Notice my efficiency.”
Drawback: can’t make a decision with all that data.
Under stress: generalisations, distortions and deletions .
Communication: via stats and facts, slow, moves “away from” and sees the glass “half full”.
Learns best: with lots of info and references.
Quadrant 3: The home of hardwork, and the technician.
It’s question is '“How?” and it’s theme is “See how well I am liked.”
Drawback: working IN instead of ON the business.
Under stress: personal and pointed name calling.
Communication: active experimentation, hands on, solution orientation, apprecation.
Learns best: with facilitation and lots of examples
Quadrant 4: The home of now, seizing opportunity and making things happen.
It’s question is “What next?’ and it’s theme is “Let’s change-now.”
Drawback: workaholic and confuses activity with accomplishment.
Under stress: curl up in a ball and hide.
Communication: fast, “on the fly”, wants to know what works.
Learns best: with summaries, tasks and action rather than theory.
Your values come from your early voids.
If values are supported: content and at peace.
If values are challenged: feel attacked and defensive.
For effective communication we must understand the other person’s model of the world.
Adaptability is required for systems to thrive.
Use the 30 day “not me” challenge to create more plasticity between the quadrants.
Have fun playing around with this one. Notice yourself and notice the people around you.