FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behaviour)

The FIRO-B™ instrument is one of the most widely used tools for helping people understand their own behaviour—and that of others—in interpersonal situations. With its short administration time and straightforward approach, the assessment lets you quickly gather insights about your clients’ interpersonal needs and how those needs affect their interactions. This information helps illuminate why some relationships click and others miss. The FIRO-B™ (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation–Behaviour™) instrument is based on three basic interpersonal needs:

Inclusion—participation in forming relationships and associating with people
Control—decision making, control, and influence
Affection—closeness and loyalty between individuals

Using just 54 items, the FIRO-B™ assessment measures these basic needs along two dimensions:

Expressed—the extent to which a person initiates a particular behaviour
Wanted—the extent to which a person wants others to initiate the behaviour

The FIRO-B™ assessment can make a powerful difference in one-on-one, small group, and team relationships. An ideal complement to other inventories, it can expand your view by shedding light on some additional nuances of variable interpersonal style.

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