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Psychometrics in Coaching, 2nd Edition by Jonathan Passmore

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Coaching with FIRO Element B

ROY CHILDS

Introduction

This chapter introduces the reader to FIRO Theory (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation), one of the most comprehensive models of interpersonal relationships available. It provides a way to understand and intervene at the core of what has become known as the emotional intelligence domain. FIRO brings depth to our understanding of what drives people and how they manage their hopes and fears. This chapter describes not only what comes out of the FIRO Element B questionnaire, but also how this represents the tip of an iceberg underneath which lies the essence of people’s identity, emotional needs and reactions. The implications for coaching are illustrated through a case study ...

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