Reflections on my Insights Discovery profile

Reflections on my Insights Discovery profile

I entered into my Insights Discovery journey thinking of the Ancient Greeks and their famous proverb ‘know thyself’. In my quest to become a better person it reminded me that all the answers we need are already within ourselves!


I have completed similar psychometric self-assessments in the past. But this was quite some time ago and much of this learning had been long forgotten!

Insights Discovery is a different approach

When approached by our in-house practitioner Tim Jeary, I first thought that Insight Discovery was a new trendy thing to try and I was of course up for it! I was surprised when Tim lent me his own report, as I felt this was quite a personal thing to let someone read. It explained the best and worst ways to communicate with Tim and I realised then that reading someone else’s report is an important part of Insights Discovery. Learning about those you work with, not just yourself.

Challenge accepted!

My next step was to do the evaluator assessment. Questions followed a similar format, out of 4 simple statements I had to find the one that most, or least describes me. And out of the other two statements left, the second most and second least. I was pleasantly surprised when asked to follow my instincts and make swift decisions! English is my second language, so I was also a little worried if I would understand the full meaning of the words? Would the way I understand words influence the results? What if I took too much time to answer the questions?


But the report findings were so accurate, I shouldn
t have questioned myself so much!

Result!

The next day I had a coaching session scheduled with Tim, who took me through the Jungian origins of Insights Discovery, how it works and what to expect from my report. The most important thing to remember is the results were based on my personal ‘preferences’. We went through my report together, where I understood more about my conscious and unconscious persona. Also, something called ‘blind spots’ – those things about myself which I may not be aware of but are known by others. 


I took my report away to digest further and asked for my partner’s opinion because I know he would give me his honest view and he also has a knack for showing me things from a different angle, like my blind spots!


He agreed on my strengths…how could he not?

  • Gracious, charming, empathetic and considerate
  • Easy going and fun approach to most things
  • Compassionate to those around her

We both had a chuckle when we read:

  • Appreciative of others’ contributions
  • Adventurous

I didn’t really consider myself as being adventurous but moving to England is a pretty bold move I suppose!

My weaknesses were so true;

  • May open her mouth and fall in… so true!
  • Vocally defends her faults when challenged… yup, injustice is my pet hate…
  • May not dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s…again… so accurate!!!

The future is bright - the future is yellow, green, red and blue!

Taking time out to reflect on my character has been refreshing.  It’s made me think how I can improve my approach with others, build on my strengths and be aware of my blind spots. I’m looking forward to working on these areas in the next few months.