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Interpersonal Needs and The Human Spectrum

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Conclusions

I bring this essay to a close by turning to you as the reader and recommend that you reflect on your own human spectrum preferences and your own dominant (and nondominant) interpersonal needs. First, I suggest that you address the following question: What is your strongest interpersonal need/color? Second, I encourage you to reflect on a complementary question: What is your weakest interpersonal need/color? The perspective and need can shift during the life of one’s participation in a group (especially as it moves to becoming a functioning team). Therefore, the following question is important: When and under what circumstances do your interpersonal need preferences change? Finally, I suggest that you take an appreciative perspective (very Azure Blue) and ask the following question: What are the groups/teams like in which you flourish—and how do you help to create these flourishing conditions in groups/teams of which you are a member?

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