It is important to understand that the battery identifies two parameters in a diagnosis report: first the relational modality diagnosis and second the syndromal unfolding of the modality. There is complementarity between the relational inventory and the metaphor relational choices. The inventory provides clarity, when the pattern described in the metaphors is ambiguous.
The online version organizes information in seven separate tables; it provides information on the diagnostic categories identified by the inventory and the syndromal unfolding of the six emotions: stress, response, anxiety, defense, reversal and compromise.
The inventory information identifies both the diagnostic categories, the four relational modalities and psychic tension with distinct numbers, 1-6; it also identifies traits for each modality as interrelated.
The second table integrates the art work of all tasks along the syndromal six-role sequence. The third table organizes insights from four tests, the fourth organizes suggestions for changes, the fifth presents a person’s impressions of the experience and the sixth is responses to a query on what a person learned from the experience about oneself. The seventh is a transcription of the battery.
The information generated by the battery completed as a workbook may be processed in a parallel way by the client along the same aspects; first identifying one’s modality along the inventory, then organizing the testing relationally and reviewing insights and changes.
The diagnostic information may be portrayed graphically in two ways: First as a psycho-sociogram consisting of concentric circles representing the social normative system, distinctions of passivity and activity, cooperation and antagonism, psychic intensity, allowing us to indicate the individual’s range of deviations and related emotional motivational equilibrial forces. The psycho-sociogram is a graph positioning the individual as an ellipse orbiting the normative field illustrated by a system of concentric circles. The psycho-sociogram allows presenting how the individual fits into the social power map. The two sets of concentric ellipses, placed on diametrically opposite positions on a set of concentric circles represent the complement of the individual relational alternatives. The size of the circle is determined by the intensity of the four relational modalities. The size of the ellipse is determined by the psychic tension score. Both vary from 1-6.
The graphic portrayal reveals at a glance the testee’s relational modality as well as the psychic tension experienced. Vectors in the ellipses reflect the psychic forces, emotions. Vectors in the circles reflect behaviors. The diagram may be completed through information contributed by the inventory and corroborated by the metaphor tests.
The placement of the individual on the power side and the powerless side is determined by the scores of the relational modalities. The direction of vectors departing from the ellipses indicates the alternatives of cooperation, clockwise, versus antagonism, counterclockwise.
The scores of relational modalities determine the length of vectors attached to the individual’s ellipse/s. The psychic tension of the individual determines the polarization level of the ellipses. The numbers of the four relational scales indicate the relational modalities corresponding to the individual. They determine where the individual is placed on the concentric circles and if his attitude is cooperative or antagonistic.
A second diagram is used, a six part sine curve to identify the six roles of the process. The case study uses this diagram to manually insert the respective images and summaries of the incidents.
This graph conveys diagnostic information; it identifies the test taker’s relational profile. It portrays the individual as dominant or submissive, cooperative or antagonistic, alternatively all the above. The graph simply presents the distribution of modalities visually.
The concentricity reflects the reciprocity between positions of power on the right and of the reciprocal positions of powerlessness on the left. The relational intensity is reflected in the polarization between the opposite states, as increasingly distant placement on the three concentric circles.
Four vectors within the circles qualify the person’s attitude. Cooperative modalities are identified with clockwise vectors, antagonistic modalities with counterclockwise vectors attached on the ellipses and going along the perimeters of the concentric circles; at the end of the vectors we point the intensity of each corresponding modality; thus submissive cooperative relating would have a vector scored with the corresponding number along the clockwise direction, while the submissive antagonistic modality would be a vector departing from the ellipse going counterclockwise with a number reflecting the intensity of this submissive antagonistic modality.
There are three parameters to evaluate in the graphic portrayal of the power field. Its concentric structure indicates degrees of polarization. This diagram is used in scoring every test by placing a circle system next to the art-work analyzed and within it identifying three dichotomies:
- Passivity/activity polar opposite and reciprocal locations to place the individuals. These are indicated with ellipses positioned on the reciprocal posts on one of the social system’s circumferences.
- Cooperation with clockwise vectors and antagonism with counterclockwise vectors within the social system’s concentric circles and similarly in the psychic system’s ellipses.
- Social and emotional interaction vectors and psychic tension placed within the social system may be used to reflect the dichotomy of alienation versus mutual respect.
These sample cases are organized as either dominant or submissive, based upon the specific orientation noted in Relational Modality Scales.