Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation–Behaviour (FIRO-B)

The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation–Behaviour (FIRO-B) assessment helps people understand their own behaviour and that of others in interpersonal situations. For more than 40 years, it has been used around the world to clarify human interactions in both business and personal situations.

The FIRO-B assessment explores three basic interpersonal needs; Inclusion, Control, and Affection, along two dimensions; Expressed and Wanted. The aim of the assessment is to provide insight into behaviour of others around them, increasing workplace cohesion.

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Use and Application

Organisations have been using FIRO-B® for a multitude of programs over the last 10 years including:

  • Personal Growth
  • Career Management Communication
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Organisation Development

Key Features & Benefits 

  • Develops understanding of interpersonal behaviour.
  • Looks at the three basic interpersonal needs: inclusion, control and affection.
  • Based on two dimensions: expressed and wanted.
  • A short well-known established tool that often compliments the MBTI®.
  • Generates insight around differences between behaviour expressed to others and wanted from them.
  • Insights can help leaders understand their leadership style, contact frequency and emotional needs.
  • Can help to explore team effectiveness.
  • Understanding personality preferences and behaviour offers awareness of personal impact and style.

FIRO-B Assessments

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The MBTI and FIRO-B combined report helps clients explore and expand their understanding of their leadership style and how others might perceive and react to that style.  Download a sample report below or

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FIRO-B Scales

FIRO-B Scales