Kolbe R™ Index/Instinct Test:


What do you really look for in a relationship? Do you want your date to plan the evening from start to finish or do you like to "fly by the seat of your pants"? Do you wonder why you are impatient when your Uncle insists on the same Thanksgiving dinner every year? ... The Kolbe R™ Index, a 36-question instrument, will reveal the instinctive being you are looking for ... in a friend, a spouse, a family member, a coworker ... instantly!

The guidelines for completing the Kolbe R™ Index are few and simple. Answer questions according to how you would like the other person in the relationship to naturally act. Don't overanalyze. Don't let anyone else influence your answers or interpret the questions for you. Choose ONE most and ONE least likely option for every item.

Begin now and take the first step in gaining a better understanding of your relationship with others...

Define the relationship,

Answer by asking yourself,
I wish the other person (X) would ...
  • 1. When going out to dinner, I hope X will:
    Most Least
    have made all the plans
    suggest an appropriate place
    handle the transportation
    be open about when and where
  • 2. When deciding how to spend money, I wish X would:
    Most Least
    weigh the pros and cons
    personally check things out
    plan ahead
    be flexible
  • 3. When jobs need doing, I wish X would:
    Most Least
    do the outside or manual tasks
    allocate effort appropriately
    complete what he/she starts
    do the unexpected
  • 4. When giving me a gift, I'd like X to:
    Most Least
    comparison shop
    stay within budget
    be spontaneous
    hand-craft something
  • 5. When giving compliments, I prefer X make them:
    Most Least
    for no particular reason
    shown rather than spoken
    when they're earned
  • 6. When disagreeing with me, I wish X would:
    Most Least
    handle it indirectly
    deal with it immediately
    be consistent
    explain thoroughly
  • 7. When dividing responsibilities, I'd like X to do the:
    Most Least
    cutting of the deals
    maintenance and repairs
  • 8. When sharing information, I need X to:
    Most Least
    get to the bottom line
    put it in context
    demonstrate what's meant
    be precise
  • 9. When solving problems, I hope X will:
    Most Least
    be efficient
    deal with complexities
    show endurance
    have a sense of urgency
  • 10. When in a threatening situation, I hope X will:
    Most Least
    be willing to take risks
    be physically protective
    investigate the best way out
    stay with the plan
  • 11. When an object is in our path, I hope X will:
    Most Least
    get it out of the way
    react immediately
    approach it with caution
    examine it in detail
  • 12. When traveling, I want X to be:
    Most Least
  • 13. When settling an argument, I wish X would:
    Most Least
    agree in general terms
    offer some guarantee
    offer physical proof
    clarify specifics
  • 14. When something is broken, I wish X would:
    Most Least
    fix it
    work around it
    study it
    report it
  • 15. When something is lost, I want X to:
    Most Least
    look in the hard-to-reach places
    look in odd places
    look in the most logical places
    go over our steps
  • 16. When tough decisions have to be made, I wish X would be:
    Most Least
  • 17. When helping me learn, I need X to:
    Most Least
    show me how
    brainstorm with me
    follow a routine
    provide information
  • 18. When we're trying to overcome losses, I wish X would:
    Most Least
    beat the odds
    handle the labor
    set priorities
    chart a course
  • 19. When offering criticism, I prefer X to:
    Most Least
    put it in context
    give specific examples
    get right to the point
    walk me through his/her way
  • 20. When giving advice, I prefer X to:
    Most Least
    take the whole picture into account
    identify priorities
    give several alternatives
  • 21. When facing a decision, I want X to:
    Most Least
    investigate thoroughly
    devise a plan of action
    intuitively sense what to do
    grab hold of the tools needed
  • 22. When we are trying to communicate, I wish X would avoid:
    Most Least
    too many words
    irrelevant issues
    inaccurate depictions
    saying only what is "safe" to say
  • 23. When X is in charge, I prefer him/her to handle the:
    Most Least
  • 24. When carrying out a promise, I hope X will:
    Most Least
    guarantee a time
    find an appropriate time
    do it when it feels right
    do it when it can be done right
  • 25. When something breaks, I wish X would:
    Most Least
    review instructions and warranties
    explain the problem
    fix it so it won't happen again
    find a substitute
  • 26. When we are making a major decision, I hope X will:
    Most Least
    check the workmanship
    add in all the possibilities
    categorize the opportunities
    calculate the odds
  • 27. When things don't go right, it's often because X isn't:
    Most Least
    finishing what he/she started
    taking chances
    staying with tradition
    controlling quality
  • 28. When striving in a recreational activity, I depend on X to have:
    Most Least
    brainstormed a novel approach
    designed a schedule
    studied the rules
    proven endurance
  • 29. When taking advantage of opportunities, I need X to be good with:
    Most Least
    charts and graphs
    written words
    abstract notions
  • 30. When considering the ideal, I would prefer X to be:
    Most Least
  • 31. When analyzing what you most appreciate X doing for you, it is:
    Most Least
    providing structure
    tackling mechanical problems
    dealing with complexities
    coping with crises
  • 32. When doing things together causes problems, usually X isn't being:
    Most Least
  • 33. When X initiates activities, I like them to be:
    Most Least
    cleaning up
    new projects
    information gathering
  • 34. When communicating my desires to others, I hope X will:
    Most Least
    stay within discussed guidelines
    thoroughly explain
    keep it simple
    follow his/her own intuition
  • 35. When offering to help me with a problem, I prefer X to:
    Most Least
    suggest other ways of doing it
    find out exactly what is needed
    follow the procedures I am using
    watch how it needs to be done
  • 36. When I offer to help X with a problem, I hope he/she will give me:
    Most Least
    a variety of options
    useful tools
    the background
    instructions for completing it
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