FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions2018-03-03T13:00:25+00:00
1997 – The brain’s sense of movement – Alain Berthoz2017-10-12T10:17:28+00:00

« The brain acts like a simulator that is constantly inventing models to project onto the changing world, models that are corrected by steady, minute feedback from the world. We move in the direction we are looking, anticipate the trajectory of a falling ball, recover when we stumble, and continually update our own physical position, all thanks to this sense of movement. » This book from Alain Berthoz is a major milestone on the road of cognitive neuroscience, that describes how our brain and our body coordinate to enable us to move.

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Action Types®2017-06-16T23:05:37+00:00

Action Types® is a methodology for studying every human in motion. It was discovered by the sport coaches Bertrand Théraulaz and Ralph Hippolyte (Wikipedia in French). Action Types® describes the sorted characteristics of the natural movement of an individual, and draws a parallel between the characteristics of the body (sensorimotoring) and the mind (cognitive functions).

Action Types® describes four motor schemes (D, G, R, C) and four attitude profiles (1, 2, 3, 4), sorted out into sixteen profiles with unique physical characteristics.

 

C2017-06-16T23:57:57+00:00

C is one of the four motor schemes in Action Types®. C stands for Conceptual.

The C motor scheme is characterized by a gravity-resisting posture of the pelvis and an upward-oriented posture of the stretched vertebral spine. The association of the muscular chains of the pelvis and the muscular chains of the upper-torso is a common characteristic to all C profiles.

D2017-06-16T23:33:23+00:00

D is one of the four motor schemes in Action Types®. D stands for Dexterity or Distal.

The D motor scheme is characterized by a gravity-oriented posture of the pelvis and an upward-oriented posture of the stretched vertebral spine. The dissociation of the muscular chains of the pelvis from the muscular chains of the upper-torso is a common characteristic to all D profiles.

G2017-06-17T00:11:03+00:00

G is one of the four motor schemes in Action Types®. G stands for Global or Gross-motoring.

The G motor scheme is characterized by a gravity-oriented posture of the pelvis and a downward-oriented posture of the compressed vertebral spine. The association of the muscular chains of the pelvis and the muscular chains of the upper-torso is a common characteristic to all G profiles.

R2017-06-17T00:10:30+00:00

R is one of the four motor schemes in Action Types®. R stands for Rythmic.

The R motor scheme is characterized by a gravity-resisting posture of the pelvis and an downward-oriented posture of the compressed vertebral spine. The dissociation of the muscular chains of the pelvis from the muscular chains of the upper-torso is a common characteristic to all R profiles.

MBTI2017-05-18T08:20:19+00:00

MBTI stands for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Katherine Briggs et Isabel Myers were two American psychologists, mother and daughter, that worked in the XXth century after Carl Gustav Jung’s cognitive functions. They created a type indicator questionnaire : the MBTI.

It describes the 16-profile typology with a combination of four letters among E, I; S, N; T, F; J, P (for example : INTP, ISFJ, ESFP, ENTJ, etc.). This typology is a reworking from Carl Gustav Jung, who described the I/E, S/N and T/F dichotomy. However, Myers and Briggs identify the J/P axis that allows to sort the nature (Taking Information (P) or Making a Decision (J)) of the first extraverted function of a profile.

Smart Moves does not use the MBTI, however we explain many personality type concepts using the MBTI vocabulary, which is the most widespread today.

 

E2017-05-16T15:14:47+00:00

E stands for Extraversion – this is not the usual sense of the word : Extraversion means the direction of our energetic flow, as described by Carl Gustav Jung.

A E profile spends his energy by orienting his actions inwards (imagine possibilities, analyze to understand, remember a past experience, build one’s own value system), and a E profile refills his energy by orienting his actions outwards (explore possibilities, analyze to organize, experiment here and now, be in harmony with others).

We all have a share of E in us, whether it is a major share (E preference) or a minor share (I preference).

 

F2017-05-16T14:48:56+00:00

F stands for Feeling. Feeling is a function that allows us to make decisions according to our personal values, according to our emotions or according to what matters to us.

A F profile stands right in the heart of the event, in the midst of the group, in order to make his choices according to his values or according to his empathy. His criteria are based on harmonizing relationships, on personal values with a focus on how things are said. For example, if the truth is unpleasant, the F profile will state it in a sympathetic or empathic way. The F profile feels both his own and others’ emotions, his heart will speak in an open-heart and tactful manner.

Feeling can be oriented to the outward world (harmonize relationships) or to your inward world (be in harmony with your own values). We all have a share of F in us, whether it is a major share (F preference) or a minor share (T preference).

 

I2017-05-16T15:15:37+00:00

I stands for Introversion – this is not the usual sense of the word : Introversion means the direction of our energetic flow, as described by Carl Gustav Jung.

An I profile spends his energy by orienting his actions outwards (explore possibilities, analyze to organize, experiment here and now, be in harmony with others), and a E profile refills his energy by orienting his actions inwards (imagine possibilities, analyze to understand, remember a past experience, build one’s own value system).

We all have a share of I in us, whether it is a major share (I preference) or a minor share (E preference).

J2017-05-16T15:16:02+00:00

J stands for Judging. Judging is Isabel Myers’ term to describe that a profile uses, as a means of communication with the outward world : either Thinking (extraverted* T : analyze to organize), or Feeling  (extraverted* F : be in harmony with others). Thinking et Feeling are both decision-making functions, or so called Judging functions.

Neurosciences have established, on the path to describe a J profile, that the left brain has a strong influence on our interactions with our environment, on our lifestyle, on our way to take action and execute. The left brain is the one that records all our experiences in detail in order to be able to repeat them.

A J profile is square, organized, systematic and reliable. He controls space with a ruler and time with a watch, he controls every step of the action to reach the goal. We all have a share of J in us, whether it is a major share (J preference) or a minor share (P preference).

* in the primary sense of the word extraverted : directed outwards.

 

N2017-05-16T15:17:01+00:00

N stands for iNtuition*. iNtuition is a function that allows us to perceive information in a global way, by linking the possibilities, by associating the ideas altogether and by imagining every possible future.

For example, a N profile could associate to an apple : Adam and Eve, the Beatles, William Tell, Isaac Newton, Snow White, or New York City or the Apple company. The N profile quickly links concepts altogether, sometimes in an erratic way, in order to consider them as a global whole, from a 3,000-feet-high view.

iNtuition can be oriented to the outward world (explore all possibilities) or to your inward world (imagine possibilities). We all have a share of N in us, whether it is a major share (N preference) or a minor share (S preference).

* as I stands for Introversion.

P2017-05-16T15:14:20+00:00

P stands for Perceiving. Perceiving is Isabel Myers’ term to describe that a profile uses, as a means of communication with the outward world : either Sensing (extraverted* S : experiment here and now), or iNtuition  (extraverted* N : explore the possibilities). Sensing and iNtuition are both information-taking functions, or so called Perceiving functions.

Neurosciences have established, on the path to describe a P profile, that the right brain has a strong influence on our interactions with our environment, on our lifestyle, on our way to take action and execute. The right brain is the one that absorbs everything from our environment, in order to react spontaneously.

A P profile is round, flexible, open. He doesn’t have any preconception, he adapts to any circumstances, he can improvise with ease. We all have a share of P in us, whether it is a major share (P preference) or a minor share (J preference).

* in the primary sense of the word extraverted : directed outwards.

S2017-05-16T15:17:40+00:00

S stands for Sensing. Sensing is a function that allows us to perceive information in a detailled, pragmatic way, to experiment it practically, to take action in a concrete manner and to live in the present moment.

For example, a S profile could associate to an apple : the apple tree, the skin, the seeds; its color – red, yellow or green; its type – golden, reinette or granny smith; its sweet or acid taste; applesauce, apple pie or cider. The S profile makes a list and likes to read through it, with every item processed in detail.

Sensing can be oriented to the outward world (experiment here and now) or to your inward world (remember past experiences). We all have a share of S in us, whether it is a major share (S preference) or a minor share (N preference).

 

T2017-05-16T14:32:13+00:00

T stands for Thinking. Thinking is a function that allows us to make a decision in a rational way, through a logical process.

A T profile stands back, as an observer from afar, in order to make his choices according to reasonable criteria. He can support his reasons, for example about equity or justice. The T profile analyzes from his observations, his critical mind is always active and he will soon issue straightforward statements – sometimes, without any filter.

Thinking can be oriented to the outward world (analyze to organize) or to your inward world (analyze to understand). We all have a share of T in us, whether it is a major share (T preference) or a minor share (F preference).

CCTI2017-05-16T17:33:02+00:00

CCTI stands for Cailloux-Cauvin Type Indicator. Geneviève Cailloux and Pierre Cauvin are two French coachs, early adopters in Europe of the MBTI, since the late 1980’s. In 2006, they developed their own type indicator questionnaire : the CCTI.

What is Smart Moves?2017-02-14T16:36:38+00:00

Smart Moves is a consulting and training company, which is located in France.

When was Smart Moves founded?2017-02-14T16:36:45+00:00

Smart Moves was founded in January 2017. It took one year of methodology practice and six months to make the training materials before the company was founded.

What is your business about?2017-02-14T16:36:50+00:00

Smart Moves delivers trainings for companies that want to reveal the unique strengths of their employees.

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