Orientation towards the past, present or future
Do you live the present moment to the full, are you tied to memories of the past or focused on the future?
Do you know what this different trend entails in the way you live your life?
KaleidoCompass is a simple and fun way to discover our personal way of perceiving the world and understanding how our specific characteristics influence our everyday relationships (with friends, between parents and children, as a couple, etc.)..
These are the filters that we use all the time, and often subconsciously, to interpret the world and understand what others want to tell us.
These filters work like coloured glasses.
Let’s imagine that each of us wears a pair of glasses, but with different colour lenses. Everything that we look at is the same, but, because of the lenses, each of us sees things in a different colour. For example: a blue object looks green to those with yellow glasses, but will seem purple to those with red glasses.
Can you imagine what happens when two people with different glasses meet?
This is the magic of human communication: understanding each other despite the different ways of interpreting each signal around us. For communication to be effective, it is important to understand which filters we use most often and how they affect our view of reality.
For this purpose we have identified 13 filters that we have called “thinking styles” and that we consider among the most important for the effects they have on the relationship. You can discover them in the table below.
The “thinking styles” are unconscious habits that we all have, and that distinguish and characterise us.
For example, some people are more orientated towards the thought of the past, others to the future, some elaborate thoughts through images, others through sounds, this affects the way we interpret reality and communicate it to others.
There are no thinking styles that are better or worse than others. In fact, the same behaviour can have beneficial outcomes or, conversely, disastrous depending on the place, time and situation in which you find yourself.
What is important is to recognise and know how to use your talents well.
We hope that a greater awareness of our perceptual limits, a better understanding of ourselves, our habits and our unconscious preferences, improve our capacity for tolerance, our lives and our relationships.