"This program helps you build relationships among others that you work with on a day to day basis. Learning how to resolve a problem and know that it is ok that we can agree to disagree."
Employee at AT&T
Hi, I'm Dave Wood and I created the TypeFocus® programs.
Let's talk about relationships.
If half the marriages end in divorce, there are some serious relationships problems in families. Besides the typical wife-husband problems that cause divorce, there are mother-son, mother-daughter, father-daughter, and father-son relationships to consider. What relationship advice will turn out to be helpful for you?
more »If you want the gold-plated secret to good relationships, it would be this: Seek to understand before you are understood.*
This turns our usual relationship focus upside down. Most people want to be understood and have their needs met. Of course this is normal; we all want our needs to be met. On the other hand, if two people are focusing only on their own needs, the relationship becomes a battle ground.
When it comes to relationships, there are no good or bad personality combinations. What is more important is that each person values what the other person brings to the relationship. These concepts are based on 50 years relationships research.
Refuse to play the blame game. Accept yourself and others just as you are. Focus on your strengths and use your knowledge of personality preferences to avoid conflicts and power struggles.
Understanding your personality type and those of your loved ones will help you avoid meaningless conflicts due to misunderstandings and let you get on with the business of creating rewarding relationships that will stand the test of time.
If you are searching for your soul mate or trying to patch your marriage together so it won't end in divorce, understanding yourself better will help you understand others better as well. And that can make all the difference.
I've put the best personality-related communication tools that I know of into this website all for free with no strings attached. I sincerely hope you benefit from them.
* This is Stephen Covey's fifth principle from his book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.