How Livstyle Works

The Livstyle assessments have been designed to give you insight into who you are as a person and the way you interact with the people around you. After completing a Livstyle assessment, you’ll have a better idea of:

  • Your natural and adaptive personality
  • How you process information
  • Your pace and process of making decisions
  • Your fundamental needs and motivations
  • Your conflict management style

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The Livstyle portraits have been referred to as among the "most comprehensive assessment tools" by numerous psychologists, members of the clergy, business leaders and non-profit leaders. That comprehensiveness is what gives the Livstyle portraits their usefulness.

Primary Personality

Livstyle Visual Personality Portraits present four Primary Personality Dimensions and sixteen different variations. Are you strong-willed or easy-going? Do you prefer to focus on the details or take a step back and look at the big picture? Are you task-oriented or relationship-oriented? Most people aren’t categorized by one personality type – we’re variations and combinations of several types.

Primary Personality Portrait Sample

Personality Under Pressure

Sure, you know what your personality’s like under ideal conditions, but what about when the chips are down? Your Visual Personality Portrait shows how your personality shifts during periods of stress, giving you valuable insight into how to manage that stress and recognize the first signs of stress before they take over. 

Personality Under Pressure Sample

Processing Blueprint

If we could count on everyone to process the same piece of information in the same exact way, it would be a lot easier to keep everyone on the same page. You are surrounded by individuals, not robots, though, and being aware of how you process new events gives you the ability to talk about that process, better understand how other people might be thinking about the new information, and come to a consensus in a faster, more effective way.

Processing Blueprint Sample

Motivation Style - Why

Why do you do what you do? Are you excited about tackling a problem, or are you more excited about getting a chance to work with your team on that problem? Your motivation style can be a deciding factor in the success or failure of a project, and knowing how your motivations compare to the motivations of the people around you can help you achieve your goals faster.

Motivation Style - Why Sample

Motivation Style - How

You’ve got your next task, now how do you go about tackling it? Would you rather have the freedom to tackle a challenge however you like, or do you want a specific set of instructions to follow? Do you prefer the option of working at your own pace or do you need the consistency of a set schedule? Do you determine success based on self-affirmation or the approval of others? Knowing what conditions let you work best makes your work better.

Motivation Style - How Sample

Decision Making Style

Your team’s been talking over options all day and it’s finally time to make a decision. What process do you need to feel comfortable you’re making the right choice? Are you an Outward Decider who thinks talking it through is the most helpful? Are you an Inward Decider and you just need a few minutes to filter things on your own? Are you a Careful Decider who has to make sure you’ve thought about every option, or are you a Rapid Decider who wants to go with your gut and already has it figured out? Knowing your Decision Making Style lets you spend time working on problems in the way that’s going to help you the most and cut back on the amount of energy you’re spending on other methods.

Decision Making Style Sample

Fundamental Needs

What do you need more than anything else? Significance? Control? Security? Your fundamental needs play a part in every decision you make, and arming yourself with the knowledge of what makes you tick helps you realize the choices that will move you toward having those needs met.

Fundamental Needs Sample

Conflict Management Style

Even on the best teams, conflicts will occasionally arise. When that happens, your predominant conflict management style takes over. If your first instinct is to avoid conflict, are you going to be overpowered by a teammate who focuses on competing? Having a full profile of the conflict styles of your team means you can navigate the conflict while focusing on the final goal. The Livstyle assessments give you more than just a look at your own personality. They give you the key to managing your relationships with your family, friends, co-workers and more.

Conflict Management Style Sample

C.A.R.E. Mindset

Based on the four executive functions of the brain, your C.A.R.E. Mindset details how you think about the problems you’re facing. Do you use your Creative Mindset to generate ideas that seem to come out of left field? Does your Adaptive Mindset take over and modify existing ideas and strategies to meet the current task? Do you prefer to use your Refining Mindset to spot the potential problems and make detailed corrections, or do you let your Engaging Mindset run the show by trying something out and field testing your ideas?

C.A.R.E. Mindset Sample