According to the PCM, individual personality structure is comprised of six types of personality. Each of us has all six of the personality types defined by Kahler. Those six types, however, are present in differing orders and in differing strengths. PCM is often described as a condominium, in which a person’s “Base” personality type is the ground floor (the easiest and most accessible) which has the strongest influence on our behavior. The weakest and least accessible personality type would be the sixth floor. Six personality types are: Thinker, Harmonizer, Persister, Rebel, Imaginer and Promoter. They all have different views of the world, prefer different working environments and have different priorities when it comes to work. The following are the main characteristics of each type:
Thinker is exceptional in organizing activities and detailed planning. He gladly takes responsibility which makes him a welcome person in both professional and personal relationships. He tends to structure his ideas logically and explains them quickly and clearly to others. In order to feel good and be efficient, Thinker needs a structured approach and to be recognized for his thoughts and accomplishments.
Persister is a person who sees the world through the filter of his values, standards and beliefs. People often admire his moral conduct and his ethics. He is very observant. When communicating with others, Persister is willing to express his opinion and to hear others. In addition, he is extremely dedicated to his personal and professional development.
Harmonizer is a warm, compassionate person who sees the world through the filter of feelings. He respects people who recognize the importance of his emotions. He brings empathy and harmony into relationships and in order to feel comfortable he needs to be recognized as a person.
Rebel is a very creative person who tends to find solutions in situations when others see only problems. He is spontaneous, playful and able to turn a boring task into a game. Rebel reacts to people and things with likes and dislikes. He is a source of positive energy and enthusiasm for others and is therefore gladly invited to numerous gatherings.
Imaginer is an introspective and imaginative person. He often observes himself and thinks about life and all possible scenarios of different events. That is why he often needs to be alone. When talking to people, he does not give a lot of facts. Rather, he likes to analyze as many hypotheses and options as possible before reaching a conclusion.
Promoter is a charming and likeable person. He is extremely resourceful and able to find solutions in every situation, as well as to get back on his feet after any setback. He sees the world through the filter of action and needs dynamic environments to feel comfortable and alive. Promoter has a direct way of communication and likes to get to the point immediately.