Jungle Motives

Jungle Motives™ is an intuitive and fun personality tool that helps you better understand personality in a new light. Based on motive, rather than behavior, Jungle Motives™ gives you actionable insight in a way that other personality tools can’t.


Primary Instinct: Balance

Bears are primarily motivated by balance, making them the most “even” animal. They generally enjoy peace and quiet and need space. A common misconception with Bears is that they are aggressive. Typically, Bears avoid conflict except when their loved ones are threatened or when they are backed into a  orner. In those cases, watch out.

Some Bear Hungers include:

  • To feel good inside
  • To be prepared
  • To be independent
  • To have good work acknowledged (although privately)
  • To have their own time and space


Primary Instinct: Connection

Horses are very dependable and very willing to please others. They are social animals with a deep need to connect to those around them. They don’t like being isolated and will work hard at establishing relationships with. They don’t like being alone — even in the wild, they are found in herds, never alone.

Some Horse Hungers include:

  • To be appreciated
  • To feel secure
  • To be understood
  • To please others
  • To belong

Jungle Cats

Primary Instinct: Control

Jungle Cats often seek leadership because those positions allow them to strategize and use their long-term vision. They are naturally strategic
and thorough in creating and carrying out plans. Jungle Cats are driven to succeed making them obvious choices to advance in organizations. Because Jungle Cats are very efficient and logical, they don’t hang on
to emotional baggage.

Some Jungle Cat Hungers include:

  • To be right
  • To lead
  • To move past mistakes (quickly)
  • To be challenged
  • To accomplish


Primary Instinct: Enjoyment

Monkeys are the most verbal of all the animals. Monkeys enjoy being the center of attention. They like physical touch and playful interactions. Monkeys don’t take life too seriously and are much better at enjoying the journey than other animals. They are good at vocalizing and look for ways to find enjoyment in all they do.

Some Monkey Hungers include:

  • To be free
  • To be noticed and well-liked
  • To have variety
  • To have playful adventure
  • To share their experiences

3D Relationships

IFI Training’s 3D Relationships is a set of three powerful tools to help you form effective relationships with anyone. By using IFI Training’s 3D Relationships, your organization will:

  • Improve employee engagement by creating a culture of inclusiveness
  • Increase team morale and productivity with better performance evaluations
  • Decrease turnover by giving managers real-world skills to meet the needs of their employees
  • Develop a Leadership Pipeline from team leads to C-suite leaders
  • Decrease disagreements and misunderstandings with more effective communication

Personality: Jungle Motives™

This tool is our unique personality assessment that is more accurate and user friendly than other personality instruments. Jungle Motives™ tells the user what “animal” they are: Monkey, Bear, Horse, or Jungle Cat. The tool then helps the user understand how to communicate with different “animals” to improve relationships. Jungle Motives is an integral part of our leadership and “people development” curriculum.

Character: Spots & Stripes™

Is our tool to form deeper relationships of trust and respect. This tool includes an assessment that helps individuals understand why people do what they do. Spots & Stripes™ goes hand-in-hand with Jungle Motives™ and Herd™ to give you a complete picture of an individual and fills in the gaps we often overlook in the business world.

Perspective: Herds™

Herds™ helps you understand the societal experiences that shape perspective. You could say that Herds™ our take on “generational” training. Unlike generations, waves are not dependent on age, but divides groups by social waves. A significant element of Waves helps participants customize communication to other waves and gives participants ways to connect and form better relationships.

Jungle Motives:

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