Emergenetics is rooted in the concept that who you are today is the emergence of your behavior, genetic makeup and life experiences. Emergenetics provides a clear way to understand this intersection of nature and nurture through the Emergenetics Profile, built on four Thinking Attributes and three Behavioral Attributes that every person exhibits. The Emergenetics Profile is designed from a psychometric foundation to give each of us an in-depth knowledge of our unique makeup, and provides an understanding of the person that we are. What sets Emergenetics apart is that it is a tool that can be combined with other tools to enhance your understanding of who you are as a person.
Now you are a bit more in the know. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Emergenetics in July 2007. In fact, it’s how I got my job in Denver and relocated here from sunny San Diego. I applied for a job with The McLaughlin Company, was emailed a link, clicked on it and answered 20 questions the best way I knew how. From that, came my individualized profile, and I couldn’t believe how accurately it painted a picture of me. Peter McLaughlin, the Founder and CEO, followed up with a debrief of my profile and a “You’re hired. When can you start?”
I am a tri-modal brain, meaning I have a preference* in 3 of the 4 thinking attributes (finally my fast pace and the value of my theoretical thinking has been explained), and I am categorized as “third-third” in each of the behaviors (hence my talkative, determined and affable style). *Emergenetics is about preferences not competency or ability.
This past November we said goodbye for now to Peter, and in his memory I was grateful to have the chance to officially obtain my Emergenetics certification earlier this month. Through a three-day training, I not only learned the theory behind the Emergenetics model but also applied the theory through mathematical equations, exercises and bursts of learning opportunities.
I have no doubt that I will constantly use Emergenetics as a team building tool, a way to personally communicate and to share the model with each and every person I come across.