Many popular behaviour profiling tools tend to focus only on the first five of Jung’s elements. The result was that very often they provide an accurate understanding of how a person was acting and behaving at the time they took the assessment. If, how they were acting was consistent with their natural behaviour at the time they undertook the test, and their `results were not reflecting their natural behaviour, but their ‘falsified’ behaviour, then their results could be misleading and harmful.
Indeed falsifying lead behaviour is so costly that over time it can lead to stress, chronic anxiety and exhaustion.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan studies estimated that the brain may need to work as much as 100 times harder when an individual is developing and/or using skills outside his or her area of natural efficiency.
Demand on the brain requires huge amounts of energy and oxygen. Normally the brain uses approximately 20% of the oxygen taken in through the lungs. The remaining 80% is the cellular level and the body as a whole. As more and more oxygen is demanded by the brain that is falsifying behaviour, less and less is available to keep the rest of the body up to speed. A variety of symptoms can result (e.g., fatigue, digestive problems, listlessness). Indeed, over time, the oxygen imbalance can contribute to the person’s body shifting from anabolic to catabolic functioning.
PRISM differs from other tools in that it combines the latest discoveries about how the human brain actually works, with well-established theories on psychological type, temperament, traits.