The ComProfiles model


The purpose of our communication with others is to satisfy our psychological needs.

We experience a wide variety of psychological needs.
These needs fall into four categories:

  • Affection, contact, sharing, belonging...
  • Attention, stimulation, availability, play...
  • Confirmation, methods, frameworks, knowledge...
  • Consideration, being valued, respect, consistency...

 

 

 

 

 

To express each of these categories of needs, we use specific psychological languages.


Each psychological language is a coherent system of:

  • Values,
  • Verbal and nonverbal behaviors,
  • Emotional mechanisms,
  • Ways of thinking


which enable us to express our own needs as well as respond to and satisfy the needs of others.
Each one of us experiences all types of needs and uses all four psychological languages.

The ComProfiles Model enables us to analyze what is at stake in a relationship between two or more people, as well as what is specifically blocking an individual’s development.

The WCSI

 

The WCSI (Weisz Communication Styles Inventory) was developed by Professor Weisz to allow individuals to know their personal communication profile and its evolution over time.

 

This profile should be considered as an observation at a given point in time and not as a test that would provide indications on our immutable personality. However, experience spanning more than 20 years and statistical validation on thousands of individuals confirm that personal communication profiles are generally stable, though they may evolve over long periods of time. The WCSI was designed to bring to light the evolutions we may have undergone in our psychological needs and relationship behaviors.

 

The communication profile is intended to indicate our communication style and our dominant relational traits, rather than describing all the richness and diversity of our personality. This dominant profile is the one we use most frequently and which we almost systematically use when we are under stress, losing control of a situation or when we take defensive positions. Our profile can then be the cause of communication problems with others or further make them worse.