How Process Communication began...
While at Purdue University in the early 1970's, Dr. Taibi Kahler made a series of remarkable, award-winning discoveries.
Dr. Kahler discovered a process involved in verbal communication - specific speech patterns that were sequential, measurable and predictable. He found that by listening for these patterns, interactions could be identified, objectively, literally second-by-second, as being either productive (communication) or non-productive (miscommunication).
Dr. Kahler also discovered that by listening to how someone was speaking, he could predict how they would behave under different types and levels of stress. Later research showed that each of the speech and behavior patterns also was uniquely correlated to a way of perceiving the world, a perceptual language, a communication style, a set of positive character traits, one or more motivational needs, as well as other characteristics. Dr. Kahler concluded that each mutually exclusive set of characteristics and behaviors constituted a unique personality type, all of which are found in each of us and one of which is predominant. He developed the Personality Pattern Inventory, an online assessment that determines the order and strength of each personality type within an individual's personality structure.
From these foundations, Dr. Kahler built the Process Communication Model to equip people to transform their communication and relationships for the better.Learn more about Dr. Kahler
Process Communication has worked wonders...
PCM is utilized by leading organizations throughout the world as a management, selection, placement, and motivation methodology.
The education applications of PCM have been used to improve student performance, reduce behavior problems in the classroom, connect with hard-to–reach students, and increase teacher job satisfaction.
The techniques of PCM have been used as a campaign and management tool by politicians at all levels of government, including by former President Bill Clinton, who learned them while Governor of Arkansas and who hired Dr. Kahler as an advisor to his presidential campaigns.
For almost two decades after first meeting and working with Dr. Kahler, NASA’s Lead Psychiatrist for Manned Spaceflight used PCM techniques in the astronaut selection, evaluation, training and management processes.
Taibi Kahler is a genius. He knows more about personality dynamics than anyone I know in the world. Bill Clinton,
Former President of the United States
I have known a number of "professional giants" in the fields of behavioral science and medicine. But I am most grateful for what I have learned from my continued contact with Taibi Kahler. He is the most remarkable man it has been my privilege to know. Terence F. McGuire, M.D.,
Lead Psychiatrist for Manned Spaceflight,
Better communication changes everything.
Each of us has a predominant or “base” personality type that does not change. Each of us also has a unique personality structure that includes all six of the PCM personality types discovered by Dr. Kahler, in different orders and amounts.
Once we learn to identify the base type in each person, through listening to the language they use and observing other behavioral cues, we can respond with communication tailored to create positive outcomes. Great things begin to happen. Conflict recedes, productivity increases, and relationships are strengthened.
PCM has transformed work, school, and home environments across the globe. Let Exaudian help you make that change.