Comparing Models

By TetraMap_Admin

Here at TetraMap, we celebrate difference, we don’t put you in a box, and we lean into language that is simple, intuitive, and accessible to all.
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One of the questions we often get asked is what makes TetraMap different to other personality profiling tools on the market? 

Well, to start, it isn’t a personality profiling tool. Our aim isn’t to provide you with a detailed analysis on your personality traits or strengths. Instead, we focus on helping you better understand both yourself and those around you – in order to build stronger and more meaningful relationships and improve communication. We use the term preferences, not personality. 

Put simply, we focus more on ‘we’ than on ‘me’.

We do this by using a powerful metaphor that draws on nature. It is intuitive rather than psychometric, and it allows us to dive deeper, more quickly.

The simplicity of our model means that we don’t overburden you with content. Instead, what we teach naturally shapes itself to fit the specific context of what you and your team need.

This is what makes our programme ‘sticky’. What you learn can be applied anywhere. It is malleable and context-driven, which means it is simple to implement wherever you go. It is also playful and engaging, and uses language that everyone can understand.

We don’t box people into categories. Instead, we recognise the fluidity of behaviour and communication, and that there are aspects of all four elements in each of us. This simple mindset shift is both powerful and empowering “I am responsible for the impact I have, and I can choose or flex depending on the context.”    

TetraMap has been a game changer for AstraZeneca. It validates people, it enhances their self-esteem and most importantly, allows for difference to be seen as a significant team strength.
Ian Blackwell, Executive Coach and Team Facilitator, Astra Zeneca, UK

How TetraMap works

TetraMap works by addressing the specific needs of the people using it. It provides a common language that everyone can access regardless of worldview, culture, or upbringing.

It reframes communication challenges as opportunities to learn, connect and build more meaningful relationships. And, it offers insight into why you are the way you are, and why others are the way they are.

In doing all this, TetraMap helps to create stronger, and more trusting relationships in the workplace, at home, and in life in general.

It is much more than a tool. It is a way of being, doing and thinking that celebrates what makes us different and unique.

“Helped me to appreciate the way we are and what each team member can contribute in their unique way to complete the team.”

Why choose TetraMap?

There is no ‘right or wrong’ or ‘best and worst’ tool available on the market. They each have value, and serve a different purpose.

TetraMap is for those who are looking for something that:

  • is simple, memorable and easily applied
  • can be used daily and across different scenarios
  • uses safe, positive, and inclusive language
  • enables people to recognise themselves in all components of the model and not be pigeon-holed
  • is effective, affordable and engaging for all

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Buckminster Fuller

Articles written by psychology professionals add further insight.

Confused about choosing a personality profiling tool? by Registered Psychologist, Liz Payne. Read More
Not a psychometric, and here’s why… by Dr Andrea Polzer-Debruyne, (PhD Organisational Psychology) Read More


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