This framework is used to understand and analyze an individual's personality traits, characteristics, and underlying dynamics.
The framework consists of 5 elements: behaviors, convictions, values, rationales, and core.
Let’s understand each element…
🐉 Behaviors (How the dragon interacts with other creatures, its flying patterns, hunting techniques, or how it communicates through roars or body language)
→ Behaviors refer to the observable actions, reactions, and patterns of conduct an individual displays.
→ These can include verbal and non-verbal actions, habits, social interactions, and responses to various situations.
→ Often, what we see people do does not map to who they are or what they feel.
🐉 Convictions (The dragon's beliefs about its role in the world, its beliefs about justice or protecting its territory, or its beliefs about the nature of good and evil)
→ Convictions, also known as beliefs, are the deeply held ideas and principles that guide an individual's thoughts, attitudes, and decision-making processes.
→ They can be shaped by personal experiences, cultural or religious upbringing, education, and other influential factors.
→ They may feel factual to you but are not facts according to the room.
🐉 Values (The dragon's values of loyalty, bravery, protecting the weak, or seeking knowledge and wisdom)
→ Values are an individual's fundamental and enduring beliefs about what is important, desirable, or morally right.
→ They must be honored, respected, and withheld for us to thrive.
→ They provide a framework for evaluating and prioritizing different aspects of life, such as relationships, career, personal development, and societal contributions.
🐉 Rationales (How the dragon analyzes a situation before deciding to attack or retreat, how it assesses the strengths and weaknesses of its opponents, or how it uses reasoning to solve problems or strategize during battles):
→ Rationales are individuals' underlying reasons or justifications for their behaviors and beliefs.
→ They represent the conscious or subconscious thought processes that support and explain one's actions and convictions.
→ They shape how we interpret information, form conclusions, and navigate challenges.
🐉 Core (The dragon's innate qualities like fierceness, wisdom, or nobility, which define its essence and remain constant throughout its life):
→ The core represents an individual's authentic self, identity, and personal philosophy.
→ It represents enduring qualities that shape one's sense of being.
→ It is often considered relatively stable and enduring over time, forming the underlying structure of an individual's personality and providing a foundation for personal growth, self-awareness, and fulfillment.
Learning about these personality traits and how they relate to each other is important to get ahead in your self-improvement journey.