The Pattern System
The Pattern System is a way of understanding your personality in a way that can lead directly to psychological healing and personal growth. It also helps you to understand other people—why they respond as they do, what makes them tick.
Once your have understood the Pattern System and explored yourself according to its model, you will come away with a comprehensive map of your psyche. You will be able to see your strengths and your defenses, your places of pain and how you compensate for them. You will understand the structure of your inner conflicts and see the leading edge of your growth. The Pattern System will make clear what you need to explore next to resolve the issues that are most important to you. You will know where there is underlying pain, shame, or fear that must be healed. You will know which psychological capacities you can develop (or are already developing) to make your life happier and more productive. You will see how to ground your spiritual development in higher functioning in your life.
Therapists, coaches, and other helping professionals can use the Pattern System to understand the details of the psychological structure and dynamics of their clients. Researchers can use it as the basis for psychological studies.
The Pattern System includes ten interpersonal dimensions (shown on this page) plus a similar number of other dimensions.