All modern psychometric tests are less than 100 years old but have common roots that date back over 5,000 years. Some of the language used in Talent Dynamics dates back to phrases coined by Swiss Psychologist, Carl Jung who pioneered analytical psychology based on a combination of psychoanalysis and archetypes. Carl Jung was profoundly influenced by the ancient chinese texts of the I Ching and its philosophy of how man interacts with time and seasons. Whilst psychometric tests grew in popularity, Carl Jung spent his remaining years studying the relationship between archetypes and his concepts of ‘synchronicity’ and the ‘collective unconscious’, both terms inspired by what he learnt from the I Ching.
Roger Hamilton based the Talent Dynamics personality profiling tool on these studies, so it goes beyond being simply a psychometric test to a system that differs from others in that it relates our natural talents to eight intuitive profiles and links each profile to a set of strategies designed to lead us to our natural ‘flow’ state. This results in a meaningful link between the benefit of nurturing our own personal well-being to benefit the well-being of the companies in which we work.