“You probably enjoy working in environments that allow both independence and opportunities to participate in group activities. While you do not like rejection, you are apt to tolerate it more easily than most people. Therefore, you may thrive in jobs where initial acceptance is not always assured. Attention and recognition very probably stimulate your enthusiasm and job satisfaction.”
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:
- Manage the balance of group and private time in your life
- Convey to your closest circle that you need a mixture of togetherness and private time, setting limits if necessary
- Communicate to people that, depending on the circumstances, you may want differing amounts of interaction
- Gain recognition through a balance of group as well as solitary activities
- Say no to invitations without causing offense”
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 be unclear in your own mind about when you need private time and when you need to be part of a group.
- There may be times when you are unclear about conveying your preference for this mixture of private and group time.
- You may have a circle of friends who do not understand and support your need of privacy.
- Others may misinterpret your social flexibility—for example, they may view your choice to be less active in a group as indifference.
- You may have too many commitments and people in your life and not know how to choose among them.”
All results provided by Introduction to the FIRO-B Instrument.