12 Shapes

The secret to hiring right every time
 

We offer help to:

  • Find the right SHAPE person, for the position you are trying to fill.

  • Find the right SHAPED person to fit on a specific team that will get along with the team members.

  • Write a job description to attract the SHAPE you want to apply for the job.

  • Write interview questions to help you hire right.

  • Understand the red flags that prevent a bad hire.

An Influencer

Values People/Relationships

Fears Loss and Loss of Control

In a balanced state, Octagons can be amazing employees and leaders. They prefer to be the leader to the follower. They can be ambitious, confident, creative, intuitive, independent, good with people, and highly observant. In an unbalanced fear state, they can cause problems and be hard for others to get along with. They could have a victim mentality and be opinionated, strong willed, observant, or critical. They could be the catalyst for office drama and might talk too much at work. 

A nurturer

Values People/Relationships

Fears Failure and Abandonment

In a balanced state, Hearts can be caring and dedicated employees. They can be empathetic, loyal, good listeners, and they will stay in a job long term. They are people pleasers and will do everything they can to make sure you are happy with their work. In an unbalanced fear state, they can be emotional, depressed, hesitant, indecisive, too sensitive and slow workers.

A connector

Values People/Relationships

Fears Failure and Rejection

In a balanced state, Circles can be highly social, good at sales, adventurous, friendly, fun happy employees. They are people pleasers and will do everything they can to make sure you are happy with their work and they will be friends with everyone, even to the extent of talking too much at work. In an unbalanced fear state, they can be inconsistent, distracted, too talkative, procrastinating, and miss deadlines.

A Perfectionist

Values Tasks/Order

Fears Loss and Loss of Control

In a balanced state, Diamonds can be highly organized, detail oriented, consistent, disciplined, responsible, and hard working. They are perfectionists and may work slow, but every detail will be right. They have poor work/life balance because they are so dedicated to their work.  In an unbalanced fear state, they could be anxious, grouchy, demanding, short tempered, picky, and critical

A Giver

Values Tasks/Service

Fears Failure and Abandonment

In a balanced state, Ovals can be consistent, responsible, quiet and dedicated, shy and hard working. They are people pleasers and they will always do their best to please you. They rarely cause any problems, but can be slower workers.  In an unbalanced fear state, they could be anxious, discouraged, too people pleasing, too quiet and risk avoidant, and they don't love being the leader. They are very comfortable as a follower.

A producer

Values Tasks.Mission

Fears Failure/Rejection

In a balanced state, Arrows are very independent, creative problem solvers. They work hard and fast, but sometimes miss details. They hate being micro-managed and need freedom and autonomy to be happy. They also need challenges or they could get bored. In an unbalanced fear state, Arrows can lose motivation, be irritable, not friendly with people, careless with details or making sure things are right.

A Winner

Values Things/Achievements

Fears Loss and Loss of Control

In a balanced state, Rhombuses are amazing driven leaders, who strive to be the best at everything they do. They are highly competitive and will work hard. They prefer to be the leader to following and can be hard on people if they don't perform. In an unbalanced fear state, Rhombuses can be arrogant, angry, critical, harsh, greedy, and materialistic.

A Luminary

Values Things/Impact

Fears Failure and Abandonment

In a balanced state, Stars can be beautiful, charismatic, creative, flexible employees. They are people pleasers and will do everything they can to make sure you are happy with their work. In an unbalanced fear state, they can be emotional, depressed, too sensitive, inconsistent, and moody.

An Inventor

Values Things/Mission

Fears Loss and Failure

In a balanced state, Triangles are amazing, brilliant employees, who strive to be the best at everything they do. They are creative, scientific, able to understand complex concepts, and highly intelligent. They are quirky in their appearance and communication, but so good at what they do. In an unbalanced fear state, Triangles can be arrogant, angry, impatient, bothered, and independent.

A Teacher

Values Ideas/Morals

Fears Loss and Loss of Control

In a balanced state, Squares are loyal, principled, dedicated, honest, hard working, responsible, educated, and rule followers, who do things right. They are great in jobs that mean creating or following systems and keeping the rules.  In an unbalanced fear state, Squares can be too strict with rules, observant, critical, unfriendly, judgmental, arrogant, and could be too blunt.

A Researcher

Values Ideas/Knowledge

Fears Failure and Rejection

In a balanced state, Rectangles are intelligent, responsible, hard working, detail oriented and committed to doing things right.  They value research and data and are good at jobs that need intelligent thinking and analyzing.  They highly independent and hate being micro-managed. They prefer to be trusted and they will get the job done.  In an unbalanced fear state, Squares can be  critical, unfriendly, judgmental, arrogant, slow workers (to get it right) and they could be too blunt.

An advocate

Values Ideas/Mission

Fears Loss for the world

In a balanced state, Crosses are intelligent, responsible, hard working, dedicated and committed to doing things right.  They value advocating for a cause and are passionate about what they believe.  They highly independent and hate being micro-managed. In an unbalanced fear state, Crosses can be  critical, too passionate, angry, upset, hard on people who do wrong, and they could be too blunt.