Interpersonal Relationship Measures (FIRO®)

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Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

Test Details and Sample Reports

FIRO® has many uses and is regularly applied to areas and issues such as self-esteem, decision-making, negotiations, team compatibility and defensiveness.

The Fundamental Interpersonal Relationships Orientation (FIRO®) theory focuses on the link between personal needs, values, emotions and defences and how these impact on all our relationships, both in our personal life and at work.

FIRO® helps people to understand how they interpret the world through the medium of their own needs and experiences. By increasing self-awareness it leads to emotions become less disruptive and relationships being more understandable and productive.

FIRO® is a philosophy, an approach, a toolkit and a process, all of which can be used wherever human relationships are important. In assessment terms it is based on a set of questionnaires that cover behaviour (Element-B), feelings (Element-F) and self-concept (Element-S). The Element-B questionnaire, which is the updated version of the old FIRO®-B, concentrates on:

  • Inclusion – maintaining the right amount of contact with people;
  • Control – gaining the right amount of control over people;
  • Openness – achieving the right amount of openness (self-disclosure).

It looks at the degree to which a person wants to include, control, and be close to others, and how much other people are perceived to include, control, or be close to that person.

Number of items:
Each questionnaire has 54 items answered with the mind-set of
‘the way it is’ and ‘the way I want’

Use to :

explore both the surface (behaviour) and underlying (feelings and self-concept) that affect the way we engage in ALL relationships

Use for :

individual development, coaching or for building trust-based teams

Suitable for :


Duration :

Untimed, typical completion for each questionnaire is 10-15 minutes

Number of items :

0

Reliability :

0.85 - 0.91

Norms :

Guttman scaled using US general population sample

Costs :

£25 (Organisational Report)

Training required

Delivery online

Paper delivery


Example Candidate Reports