We were hoping and we got our wish: DISC, Workplace Motivators and EQ all in one integrated assessment titled Trimetrix HD EQ. For those of you who have taken our Behavioral Intelligence assessment (DISC and EQ) and Workplace Motivators separately, you'll be thrilled to hear that not only are these three assessments together in one, they are integrated. What that means is that when you read about your specific scores for:
- Emotional Awareness
- Emotional Regulation
- Social Skills
TTI has given us a few freebies to help spread the word. Give Brittney a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317 475 9311 if you're interested.
While at the conference, I was able to reconnect with researcher Dr. Izzy Justice (author of EQuotient), whose work is behind this assessment. TTI is deeply involved in brain research and shared interesting data using maps of brains showing how strongly brains react to things we want to AVOID, more so than what we WANT. I asked Dr. Justice his opinion about trauma and the brain. If we have a significantly devastating emotional experience, is the brain able to 'heal' or is the best we can hope for learning to use 'behavioral band-aids' to fight our addictions or memories?
He explained to me that the brain intentionally stores trauma in a place where it cannot be forgotten. The brain's purpose in doing this is to make sure we learn from this trauma so it doesn't happen again. Here's an excerpt of Dr. Justice's blog on the Sandy Hook tragedy:
"I do not believe that when dealing with trauma and emotions that the issue is what is the right way, as much as it is what are all the ways of dealing with it. The right answer is a multitude of answers, not just one. It is therefore important to understand what all the approaches are so that you can figure out the right one for you, your family, and co-workers.
The right approach is based on three variables: (1) Age, (2) Nature of Relationships, and (3) Personality. I want to underscore that human beings have the capacity to learn and subsequently grow/change substantively more from tragedies and trauma than from normal day-to-day experiences. This is because trauma creates a very heightened sense of awareness and focus. We tend to cut out the typical noise that comes with most ordinary experiences. So, tragedy has the potential to be a wonderful learning experience. I encourage you as a leader of your home or workplace to take advantage of it.
Like many important experiences in life, we can learn from them or let them sit in our memories, where they are of little use, and often have a detrimental impact at the most inopportune times." http://izzyjustice.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/newtown-shooting-recovery/