Archives: December 2011

PsychoGeometrics and The Rule Book

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Each of the communication style acts differently when confronted with “The Rule Book.”

Boxes appreciate The Rule Book; require, and take refuge in abiding by the guidelines. They can quote The Rule Book to you:  “According to section 4.65 of The Rule Book, all employees are required to wear a suit and tie on Wednesdays and days ending with the number  5.”

Circles appreciate The Rule Book as well but are more apt to look items up with you—as not to embarrass you with your lack of knowledge. Circles also want to defer to The Rule Book so they don’t seem adversarial: “Well, let’s get out The Rule Book and check on that dress-code rule. It says right here in Chapter 4 that employees are required to wear a suit and tie on Wednesdays and days ending with the number 5. You do what you want but I think we should all follow the guidelines.”

Triangles think The Rule Book applies to others, but not themselves. To Triangles: “Rules were meant to be BROKEN.”

Squiggles, ever making up their own rules as they go-along, are absolutely astounded at the mere mention of The Rule Book: “There’s a Rule Book? No one told me there was a Rule Book. When did we get a Rule Book?”