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The FIRO® Community


The FIRO Community is dedicated to the theoretical development, understanding, ethical use, resource development and global applications of Dr. Will Schutz’ work on FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) theory.

FIRO Theory

The creation and evolution of FIRO theory can be viewed in three phases to date:

William (Will) C. Schutz
FIRO1: Dr. Schutz’ original creation of FIRO theory, research and instrumentation, including FIRO-B™ during the 1950s. Read more.
FIRO2: The period from early 1970s through 1990s includes the expansion of FIRO theory, development of the Elements of Awareness, including FIRO Element B, and transition to The Human Element training & consulting system. This phase also includes collaboration between Henry L. Thompson, Ph.D., and Will Schutz, Ph.D., to enhance FIRO theory; develop training materials and reports; conduct research; and take the latest version of Dr. Schutz’ work on FIRO into the electronic age. Read more.
FIRO3: Represents the evolution, led by Dr. Thompson, of FIRO theory, measurements and applications. The FIRO3 phase represents an even more radical change than FIRO2. Read more.

Stress Changes Element B Scores

New research by Dr. Henry Thompson shows a dramatic change in EB scale scores under high stress. Read more.


Element B Influences Job Search

New research by Dr. Alonzo Johnson finds that ICO preferences influence the type of job ad a person responds to. Read more.

Element B Certification

HPS offers options for Element B Certification. Read more.

Sample Element B Report

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