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5 Personality Patterns: The key to understanding people

  • CIC Boston 121 Devonsire St., Anchor conf. rm. 1st floor (inside and behind Render Coffee) Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

In order to work effectively in teams and build meaningful professional relationships, it's necessary to appreciate the many different types of personalities that exist in the world of work and to understand best how to communicate with each. The ability to understand your own personality, strengths, and weaknesses is also an important factor when making connections.

This 2-day workshop will open you up to seeing yourself and others in a whole new way. The 5 Personality Patterns Workshop 

When: Sept 22 and 23, 9am to 5pm each day.

Who: Managers, Employers, Psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, coaches, facilitators, healing practitioners and anyone interested in self-discovery and interpersonal dynamics.

We'll explore what happens inside us when we get distressed, how we habitually respond to feel safer, and how those habits eventually start running our life. We'll start with people in general, then tease out the 5 main strategies people use, then help you discover exactly which ones you use to feel safer. And the best part is, you'll be learning directly from your own behavior and the people around you

“It’s like having x-ray vision!”

During this fun, informative weekend, you’ll discover:

  • the 5 ways people try to stay safe
  • how each of the 5 patterns develops
  • which patterns you go into when distressed
  • how to recognize the patterns in others
  • what different people need and how to help them get it
  • how to communicate with them successfully
  • how to work with them in any situation

CIC members receive a 15% discount! Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


This workshop is taught by Steven Kessler, MFT # 23008, the author of the bestselling book The 5 Personality Patterns. He has been a facilitator and licensed therapist since the 1980’s. He is also a Certified EFT Expert and Trainer, and the director of the EFT Therapy Center in Albany. The workshop is a fully facilitated, interactive personal experience -- and perfect for anyone who works with people and wants a deeper understanding of what makes them tick.

You can learn more about the workshop by visiting or by watching Steven's lecture at Stanford on the 5 patterns. If you have any questions, please contact