Affection Results

At Work:

“You probably prefer working in an environment where you have the opportunity to use your warmth and friendliness—and where these qualities are valued. While you may be less at home where excessive emotionalism exists, you are likely to cope well with people’s different needs for warmth, familiarity, and closeness. Your ability to approach others in an easygoing way, to accept their individuality, and to build rapport may mean that you are particularly well suited to roles where negotiation is one of your responsibilities.”

At Your Best:

“Operating at your best means not only honoring your own needs, but also altering your behavior when it is appropriate. Some of the examples below illustrate being true to the typical needs of someone in this score category. Others illustrate ways to adjust behavior in order to operate optimally. Given your scores, you probably function best when you are able to do the following:

  • Find outlets where you can exchange feelings with friends
  • Remember that wile you tend to be open and direct about your needs, others may be manipulative or play games in their relationships
  • Find situations where you can use your natural inclination to make each person feel special
  • Maintain distance from acquaintances who are overly needy or emotional
  • Use your ability to address difficult issues in a gentle way”

Areas of Possible Challenge For You:

“You may feel comfortable with your scores and have no wish to change anything in your behavior. On the other hand, your results can be used to understand common problems that might limit the effectiveness of your relationships or interfere with some of your other important needs:

  • You may have trouble finding the right balance between closer relationships and your more casual ones—that is, not having too many in either category.
  • You may be so emotionally responsive to others’ desires for support that you are constantly at risk of being ‘put to work,’ even in your leisure time.
  • You may have trouble accepting that it is not aways possible to be liked.
  • It may be hard for you to understand that others often have difficulty expressing their emotions.
  • Your openness may cause others to feel threatened if they are less open or direct than you are.”

All results provided by Introduction to the FIRO-B Instrument.



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