Facet5 & I:
I love Facet5 for many reasons, but for me, the standout reason is Emotionality, Emotionality, Emotionality!! It is such a unique element of Facet5 and such a significant part of anyone’s personality; whether they have a low, mid or high score because it’s all about understanding how that person feels and responds to the world around them. Honestly, this factor alone could be explored for hours, weeks, months, years; actually let’s be honest; a lifetime – because at our heart we are human-beings who feel ‘stuff’!
I cannot tell you how many times, when using Facet5 for coaching with leaders or teams, it’s the Emotionality factor that gets to the crux of what’s going on for someone. It enables conversations around vulnerability, confidence, self-belief and mindset in a way that is helpful and fosters understanding and appreciation. No other instrument that I’ve come across covers it in quite the way Facet5 does, if at all.
The combination of depth and simplicity, which Facet5 provides, makes it so powerful when used to assist coaching – the insight it provides can be mined time and time again.
Personally, my favourite way of working with Facet5 is with teams; seeing those moments where someone’s assumptions about someone else shifts, and understanding and appreciation grows, is brilliant. Just the act of sharing profiles in a non-judgemental way lays the foundation for teams to work effectively together.