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Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B) (Assessment)

This assessment is a tool which measures each educational leader’s behavior relative to three central elements of interpersonal relations: inclusion, control, and affection. Inclusion refers to the degree to which a person associates with others. It addresses the concept of moving towards or away from people and is similar to extraversion and introversion. Control is the extent to which a person is comfortable with responsibility/leadership, and affection is the degree to which a person becomes emotionally involved with others. The way educational leaders and their staffs go about getting their interpersonal needs met, through their leadership behaviors, impact either positively or negatively on the health of the school/district culture.