Module: Module 1 Identity and Culture

Duration: 60 minutes

Social Development Theme: Social Enterprise


This exercise aims to help participants explore different work styles and energy preferences. It is based on the work of Carl Jung and is simpler than many of the other personality preferences (e.g Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) but is not better or worse – just different. As with all these types of exercises it is about preferences rather than putting people in a box. We all have some of the aspects of the different shapes but tend to have a leaning towards or a preference for one in particular. Using the shapes and colours is a way of exploring energy more than personality type. What sort of energy you bring to your work.

Learning outcomes

Social Enterprise leadership and values.

Preparations and materials 

No additional materials required.

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