InnerKinetics is rooted in the long history of the observation of temperament from Hippocrates, Plato, and Aristotle to the present day. It remains true to this continuous line of insights and research derived from its usage, which has been more recently compiled and solidified in the writings of Myers-Briggs and David Keirsey. Although we are most grateful for the amount of work that has gone into MBTI, Keirsey, and many others in the industry, what they believe and what they teach have been fossilized. InnerKinetics continues to remain flexible and takes all the information and research since that time period and makes it actionable both personally and professionally.
- We are born with a temperament in place - not a blank slate. It is hard-wired from the beginning.
- Our temperament is shaped by the urges or drives deep down in our nature that show themselves as our preferences and that we often observe as our preferred strengths.
- Weaknesses are not part of our temperament. We make our weaknesses by either not using our strengths, overusing them or wrongly using them (using them for destructive purposes against ourselves or others).
- We can be thankful that weaknesses are not a part of our temperament because if they are a part of our temperament (as many suggest) we would be stuck with our weaknesses for life.
- If we make our own weaknesses we are able to delete them whenever we focus on our strengths and use our strengths positively and constructively. This gives us hope for change and renewal.
- Understanding how we (and others) are made on the inside.
- Learning to appreciate and respect each other, since we are all wonderfully made.
- Discovering our strengths and the direction our lives are intended to go (which our strengths can clearly indicate).
- Developing strengths to eliminate weaknesses.
- Enriching relationships and reaching our potential.