Executive profiling instrument
Wed Oct 17 2012 17:42:20 GMT+0800 (Malay Peninsula Standard
KYKO - Know yourself · Know others
KYKO, an acronym for know yourself, know others, and is a
psychometric personality assessment tool designed from the
incorporation of existing personality theories to discover yourself
and a significant other. The five dimensional model of personality
analysis is built based on the following premises:
1. Human behavior is motivated by need, satisfaction and
2. Human behavior is a function of our genes, experiences,
cognition and the environment.
3. Human personality lies on a continuum from the static areas
to the dynamic areas.
4. Human personality lies on a continuum from the normal
areas to the abnormal areas.
5. Human personality is not static. It is dynamic and alive. It
actualizes and de-actualizes with current and future
No two human beings are alike even if they are identical twins
growing up in the same environment, due to genetic differences.
The five dimensions of a KYKO personality profile are as follows:
1. Self actualization (SA)
A need or desire for achievement, growth, and fulfillment
and to find meaning in life.
2. Security (SE)
A need or desire for safety, order, certainties, structure,
system and protection.
3. Manipulative (M)
A need or desire for information, influence, adaptation,
change, and to utilize others for survival and to satisfy and
perpetuate dominant needs.
4. Socio-centric (SO)
A need or desire or need for love, care, companionship,
belonging, affiliation, social interaction and acceptance.
5. Egocentric (E)
A need or desire for power, status, fame, style, image,
recognition, respect, dominance and to control the
The five dimensions are organized into a superimposed pentagon
known as the spider web. The spider web is to interpret patterns
of human behavior based on the scores of the high and low of
each dimension varying in intensities. The average of the high and
low of each dimension determines typology of infinite personality
types. The relationship(s) between the five dimensions and the
personality types provides information of the behavioral pattern
to interpret traits, characteristics and behavior. KYKO report is
drawn from the respondent's KYKO personality formula and is
free from human bias.
Executives play a key role in implementing the operating
strategies of the company. They are a vital link between the
management and the workers under them. The KYKO Executive
profiling instrument encompasses the following vital information:
Decision making and problem solving profile.
Interpersonal relationship profile.
This report can be used for:
Human resource personnel to:
o Select and hire the best caliber executives from the
o Match the right job for the right person.
o Place the right executives to the right department.
Recruiting agency to recruit executives.
Training organizations specialized in training executives.
you have a high need for survival and to satisfy your
dominant needs. You are curious and inquisitive. You
constantly gather and absorb information from your
environment and are alert and aware of what is happening
around you. You have the uncanny ability to size up people
and situations. You can mobilize resources to make things
happen. You can influence others to get support. Your need
for survival and growth makes you flexible and adaptable to
the environment. You become complicated and difficult to
predict as your behavioral pattern varies as you interact with
different types of personalities. You are insightful,
persuasive and convincing. You can adapt to the others'
idiosyncrasies and win them over to pursue your goals. You
are strategic and know many ways of making things happen.
You can wrangle yourself out of a difficult situation. You are
smart and are good at maneuvering others to achieve a
you have a high need for achievement. You focus your time
and effort to achieve your success. You believe that success
can only be achieved through hard work. You have
boundless energy and will not mind spending your time and
effort towards achieving your life goals. You are tireless in
your efforts on the job. You are motivated and enthusiastic
and get great satisfaction in doing a great job. You do not
mind working long hours to finish what you have started.
You are responsible and committed to your work. You are
accountable for your mistakes and see them as an
opportunity for you to learn and grow to become more
competent and effective in carrying out your duties and
responsibilities. You see learning and growing as a
continuous life process. You are continually updating your
knowledge and skills. You believe in becoming a professional
expert to progress in your career and improve your quality
of life. You are fair, honest, and trustworthy and are reliable
in getting things done. You want to live a meaningful life.
Fairly assertive type
you have a fairly high need for power, image prestige and
control. You are quite ambitious and are quite determine to
achieve what you set out to do. You prefer to take charge of
people and things and lead them to your vision and mission...
You are quite a demanding driver. You set fairly high
standards for others and often push others forward to
achieve your expectation. You have a fairly high self-image.
You believe in yourself and are quite confident and
determine to accomplish what you set out to do. You set
fairly high expectations for yourself and are quite confident
of achieving your goals. You place value on your prestige,
reputation, status, glory and dignity. Often you want
recognition, appreciation and take credit for a job well done.
You are quite vocal and expressive in asserting your ideas.
You tend to talk more than you listen and would defend
yourself in a conflict. You are likely to defend your ideas
when you are challenged. You make reasonably quick
decisions. . You may a natural tendency to control and shape
your environment. If things are not going the way you want
to be, you may have the ability to use your power to put
things back your way. You have a fairly good amount of
personal power and presence which will work for you as a
force towards achieving your purpose.
Pragmatic - adventurous type
you have a moderate need for order, systems and safety.
You are satisfactory in your ability to plan and organize your
life activities. You have a rough mental map of your path to
achieve your life goals. You seldom put your plan in writing
what you are going to do next. You take a neutral stance in
your values for security and social order. You may have a
small saving in the bank for the rainy day. You are neither an
idealist nor a pragmatist. You are somewhere in between
these two personalities. You do not have preferences either
with working with data, process, machines and operations
nor with abstract and theoretical concepts. You take
moderate risk in whatever you do. You may give some
attention to details when it is needed for the job. You tend
make decision based on partial information. You are capable
of making decision with insufficient details and information.
Your decision making skills is fair. You are no preference for
structured and unstructured environments. You also have
no preference for formality. You can work well both in the
formal or informal setting. You are not very conservative.
Though you may like to do things in the established way, you
can still be comfortable venturing into new territory. You
take a moderate stand in traditions and laws. You do not
take laws or traditions too seriously and strictly. You are a
moderate risk taker.
Fairly sociable type
you have a fairly high need for love, care, belongingness and
affiliation. You are quite affectionate and caring. You are
reasonably kind, passionate and romantic. You are quite
friendly, gregarious, outgoing and warm. You have fairly
deep well for feelings. Your life is reasonably cantered on
love and affection. You often need love and can give love to
others. You can be quite emotional, compassionate and
sensitive in your approach to life. You are likely to burst to
tears in time of sharing your joys and sorrows. You are quite
kind and humane at heart. You always treat people with
kindness. You often listen compassionately to understand
their problems. You are likely to place yourself in their shoes.
When they are in need you will be there to offer your
assistance and support. You are quite interested in people
and care for their well being. You are likely to give others
your help and support in time of needs. You like company
and are quite attracted to crowds and social functions. You
enjoy social interactions with your friends. You often share
your interests with them. You enjoy the fun of being
together with them sharing hobbies, cracking jokes or
having a serious discussion on some current issues. You
prefer working in groups and believe in cooperation, synergy
and symbiosis to accomplish common goals. You have a
fairly high need for belongingness. You want to be a part of
an organization. You need to be liked. You want people to
accept you. You believe that alone you cannot do much but
with friends you can do much more things together to meet
your needs. You prefer doing things together resolving life
problem and working towards your dream. You believe that
more heads is better than one. You like to collaborate with
each other cooperating, supporting and helping each other
in harmony to satisfy mutual needs. You are a good team
player. You believe that the joy of life is to share the fruits of
success together with your team.
Result-oriented. Effective. Efficient. Responsible. Committed.
Adaptable. Convincing. Curious. Persuasive. Perceptive.
Smart. Probing. Quick-Witted. Calculative. Flexible.
Average in precision. Neither organized nor disorganized.
Moderately systematic. Inconsistent in scheduling. Erratic in
planning. Neither a realist nor an idealist.
Quite caring. Quite friendly. Fairly warm. Quite empathetic.
Quite helpful. Quite supportive. Fairly outgoing. Quite good
team spirit. Fairly affectionate. Quite relationship-oriented.
Quite confident. Prefer control. Fairly daring. Quite decisive.
Fairly determine. Quite firm. Quite forceful. Quite persistent.
Prefer to take charge. Fairly strong-will. Quite value image.
Prefer to lead. Fairly ambitious. Quite proud. Prefer to take
Willing to learn from mistakes. Hardworking and committed.
Willingness to take more responsibilities. Demonstrate
initiatives and enthusiasms at work. Appreciate others
assistance and support. Show enthusiasms in acquiring new
knowledge and skills. Honest and reliable. Mature and
reasonable in dealing with others. Motivated to do their
best. Get satisfaction from seeing the fruits of their
endeavor. Focus on results and the bottom line.
Neither organized nor disorganized. Average respect for
rules and regulations. Moderately systematic in their ways
of doing things. Strike a balance between ideas and practices.
Average doing paperwork.
Capable of doing an in-depth data analysis. Be able to see
the woods and the trees of the business environment.
Constantly scanning the environment to gather information.
Alert and conscious of the business environment. Has deep
insight into people and situation. Be able to adapt to people
Quite ambitious in planning their future. Fairly persistent in
achieving their goals. Quite dominant and pushy. Often
believe and trust their own ideas. Quite vocal and expressive
in giving their opinions. Expects recognition and praises.
Prefers to be in the limelight. Prefers to live in styles. Often
go for branded stuff. Tends to celebrate in a grand manner.
Quite romantic, Sentimental and affectionate. Like to have a
high sense of belongings. Fairly gregarious and outgoing in
social activities. Prefer working together in groups. Often
enjoy social interactions. Quite attracted to partying. Fairly
attracted to crowded places. Quite sensitive and emotional.
Responsible and committed to produce results. Highly
energetic. willing to work long hours. Take initiative in
seeking competencies. Highly ethical and high moral code of
conduct. Want to do things meaningfully to make things
Able to influence, persuade and convince people. Knows
how to adapt and wrangle out of difficult situations. Be able
to do in-depth analysis. Alert and well-informed of things in
the environment. Opportunistic and strategic. Knows many
ways of making use of opportunities and making things
Excellent logical and analytical skills. Good decision maker.
Excellent problem-solving skills. Able to manage ambiguities
Quite motivated by challenges. Prefers to take charge,
control and lead. Quite high self-concept, image and esteem.
Fairly determine and persistence to achieve one's goals.
Quite firm and decisive in making up one's mind. Fairly
confident of what one is doing. Tends to believe in oneself
to accomplish goals.
Quite enjoy social interactions. Like to make more friends.
Prefer to work in teams. Quite outgoing and gregarious.
Quite good at approaching and engaging others. Rather
good at networking.
Amiable, caring, affectionate and compassionate. Show care
for others. Cooperative and helpful. Like to make friends.
Work well in groups. Kind, helpful and supportive. A great
team player. Sensitive to others' well being.
Believe in one's ability to make things happen. Determine to
finish what they have started. Persistent in overcoming
obstacles. Enjoy big challenges.
Select friends who can contribute to their well beings.
Socialize on a need to basis. Know how to use others'
strengths. Be able to mobilize support. Good at persuading
and influencing others.
Knows when to assert and give in to others. Pushes others
on the need to basis. Knows when to talk and listen.
Understands when to assume leadership and followership
High emotional intelligence. Good analytical skills. Is
influential and persuasive. Tactful in their dealings. Good at
spotting opportunities. Flexible dealing with people and
situations. Good judgment. Knows many ways doing things.
Good at solving problems. Skilful at overcoming obstacles
and barriers. Alert, exploratory and curious.
May get upset with marginal performers. May feel bored
with simple and routine jobs.
May get at people who play them out.
Enjoying working with ideas and concepts. Prefer work using
intellectual skills. Work that requires logical analysis.
Work requires analytical skills. Strategic work. Work which
require them to scan and gather information. Work which
require them to mobilize resources. Jobs that require
persuasive power. Enjoy doing tactical tasks.
Prefers to take charge and lead. Want to do difficult,
important and challenging jobs. Jobs that can boost up their
prestige. Jobs that can put them in the limelight. Jobs that
give them the authority to control and take charge. Jobs that
give them the power over others.
Jobs dealing with people. Jobs that required social
interactions. Service oriented jobs. Jobs where they can
demonstrate their affection, care and concern. Nurturing
jobs. Like working together in groups.
Good in the following:
Satellite vision of the business environment. Cascade vision
into goals, objectives and action plan for profitable growth.
Understand important company communications and data,
including financial statements. Use knowledge to make good
decisions. Understand how your actions and decisions
impact key company measures and the objectives of your
Decision making and problem solving profile
Good analytical skills. Strategic approach in making decision
and solving problems. Able to see a comprehensive and
complete picture of a problematic situation. Skillful in
identifying and analyzing the root causes of a problem. Be
able to analyze and interpret information to develop
strategies. Good at generating, analyzing and selecting the
best solutions. Capable of anticipating the consequences of
each alternative for decision-making. Can do a success and
failure analysis in developing new strategies. Proactive in
their effort to prevent problems from recurring. Able to
mobilize and use the right people in addressing problems.
Be able to maneuver and influence others in making
decision and resolving problems Good at influencing and
convincing others to accept their decision.
Good intellectual skills. Likely to address and select the best
solution to resolve problems. Make sound decisions based
on logical and rational thinking. Encourage ideas generation
to solve problems. Appreciate and accept good ideas. Focus
on the bottom line in the decision making process. Always
go for a win-win situation. Responsible. Willing to take
accountability for their decision. Perceive problem as an
opportunity for learning and growing.
Prefers to take charge of the problem-solving and decisionmaking process. Often defend quite aggressively their
decision making strategies. Quite dominant, firm and
decisive in making decision. Often drive and push people to
Often engage others in discussing problem issues. Tend to
take into consideration the needs and sensitivity of others in
selecting a solution. Prefer to make decision by consensus.
Prefer to take collective accountability for the outcomes of
decision making process.
Moderately practical. Neither idealistic nor pragmatic. Pay
some attention to details in the decision making process.
Satisfied with some information to make decision.
Interpersonal relationship profile
High emotional intelligence. Able to manage self and others'
feelings. Be able to work towards a total quality culture.
Able to win respect and gain loyalty from bosses, customers,
peers and subordinates. Good at creating excitement for
others to work. Describe their feelings. Knows how to relate,
build trust, convince and influence difficult people. Work
tactically towards a harmonious relationship. Be able to
develop others' potentials to become member of high
performance teams. Assist, support, cooperate and
collaborate strategically with others to get things done. Can
develop mutual trust among their team.
Quite enjoy being in the spotlight. Prefer to take charge.
Somewhat vocal and expressive in addressing issues. Tend
to take control of a situation. Quite firm, tough, domineering
and hot tempered. Quite capable of bulldozing their ways.
Often work towards a harmonious and cordial relationship
with others. Quite outgoing, diplomatic, friendly and warm.
May enjoy social interactions. Work quite well in teams.
Fairly concern about other's needs and feelings. May be able
to put themselves in other's shoes. Fairly good interpersonal
Neither conservative nor unconventional. Average respect
for rules and regulations. Moderately systematic in their
ways of doing things. Strike a balance between ideas and
Able to motivate others to produce results. Energize when
rewards are tied to performance. Skillful in identifying and
satisfying other's needs. Opportunity to use analytical and
Opportunity for growth and self development. Job
enrichment. Find great fulfillment in doing a good job.
Intrinsically motivated to contribute meaningfully to others.
Motivated by growth needs. Self motivated in carrying out
duties and responsibilities. Task identity - able to see the
fruits of effort.
Recognition and reward for goal accomplishment.
Opportunity for career advancement. Motivated by
important and challenging tasks. Energized by praises and
strokes. Positive feedback of a job well done. Like to play the
role of a leader. Take charge and control others.
Excited working and building teams. Enjoy working towards
a harmonious working relationship. Love raising funds to
help the less fortunate. Likes public relations and customer
relations jobs. Enthusiastic doing jobs dealing with people.
High emotional intelligence. Good intellectual and analytical
skills. Knows when and how to put aside the differences for
the common good. Alert and aware of the environment.
Inquisitive and curious of what is happening around them.
Can see the big and small picture of a situation. Strategic
and tactical in addressing issues. Able to inspire, motivate
and influence others. Adaptable to people idiosyncrasies.
Open to hearing other points of view. Show enthusiasm for
the organization and commitment for its cause. Stand up for
the organization's ideals vision and mission. Align their
actions with their values for a high level of fulfillment and
integrity. Their actions reflect their high commitment to the
organization. Walk their talk. Able to deliver quality work.
Possess a sense of humor. Keep their promises.
Fairly good at working towards building a cordial and
harmonious relationship. Often put themselves in others'
shoes. Can work with others to ensure key operational
deliverables. Quite collaborative and cooperative with peers
to achieve the company targets. Fairly sensitive to own and
others' feelings. Fairly high sense of belonging. Quite
compassionate, sympathetic and supportive. Quite enjoy
companionship and treasure friendship. Prefer working in
groups. Quite friendly, warm and gregarious. Quite likely to
work together with others to solve problems. Fairly good at
creating a conducive atmosphere for work. Quite caring and
concern for others welfare. Show interest knowing and
understanding people. Quite willing to help others in time of
Quite vocal and expressive in addressing issues. Tend to
defend their ideas aggressively. Prefer to be in the spotlight.
Often talk more than they listen. Quite critical in addressing
important issues. Present their ideas quite forcefully and
expect others to accept them. Often stand up for their
convictions. May get upset when others shot down their
Neither organized nor disorganized. Average respect for
rules and regulations. Take moderate calculated risk.
Moderately systematic in their ways of doing things. Strike a
balance between ideas and practices. Average at doing
HM + HSA + FE + FSO + ESE
Personality spider web
Business acumen and problem
Personal organization, meticulous,
planning and organizing.
Initiative, continuous learning and
chase after goals.
Communication, teamwork and
Leadership, self esteem and
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Wed Oct 17 2012 17:42:20 GMT+0800 (Malay Peninsula Standard