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Who knows the L.A.B.E.L. knows that the result of the mapping, when valid, is perennial and can be used for a lifetime. This is because the L.A.B.E.L. it maps the personality, which, as a rule, is the same from childhood to the end of life. For the most skeptical, it is enough to remake the instrument at different times in life to come across practically the same result.

However, there is an exception to the rule that the L.A.B.E.L. never change. This generates many doubts and intrigue in the minds of those trained in the tool. Want to know when and why this happens? Keep reading the article and learn about the 5 situations that make L.A.B.E.L. of a mapped change!

What does the L.A.B.E.L. change

To investigate the reason for the L.A.B.E.L. of the same map, it is recommended that you analyze the situation, from the most probable to the least unlikely, following the order of the following topics.

1 – Control Indexes

The Control Indices of the L.A.B.E.L. they serve to check the confidence level of the answers, identifying conscious or unconscious manipulation attempts. It is what invalidates or allows the interpretation with certainty, with or without reservations and biases.

Thus, for two reports from the same map to be the same, they must be 100% valid, without any reservations. Because it is impossible to compare two tests with different Control Indices.

The L.A.B.E.L. has 7 Control Indexes, they are:

  1. Coherence – indicates if the mapped person understood the test and if he/she can answer it correctly;
  2. Intrapersonal Loyalty – tracks willingness and attitude change when responding to the test, calculates how stable or inconsistent the response strategy was;
  3. Average – how much the person ‘resembles’ the average of the reference population used in the country of application;
  4. Variability – how much the mapped wants to position itself and expose itself;
  5. Modality – indicates the tendency of the mapped person to respond like most people who take the test or if he is ‘different’ from the majority in fact;
  6. Positivity – when high, it shows that the mapped person overestimated himself;
  7. Negativity – when high, it shows that the mapped person underestimated himself).

So, the first thing to do in cases of divergent tests, is to check the Control Indices. If the report is invalid, the results must be totally disregarded. Now, if the Control Indices are different in each test (for example, overestimated or underestimated) this could be the explanation for the results being in disagreement.

2 – Moods

Mood scales are linked to affective traits, that is, to mood. This part of the test can change with each re-mapping. This is because the tool measures the tendency to have some moods more present than others. It analyzes how much the person has of each one at the moment in question, which can be neutral, positive or negative and active or passive.

In addition to the L.A.B.E.L. measure the momentary mood of the respondent, it can also considerably influence the overall test result. For this reason, before taking the test, we always recommend to the mapper that if he is going through a difficult time, feeling sad or anxious, he should wait for improvement and answer the test on another day.

Therefore, in case of divergence of results, it is necessary to investigate, talking to the mapped person, to find out if his mood when answering the test was responsible for the change in the results.

3 – Emotional stability

Emotional stability at L.A.B.E.L. it measures how balanced the individual is, if he has ups and downs, how much he trusts himself, thinks he is capable and does what must be done without fussing or being wordy.
Did the same subject take the test twice and did emotional stability show different results? This can happen and it has a logical explanation. It has already been proven that emotional stability (our famous ‘S’) is the part of the personality with the greatest brain plasticity, that is, space for development and change.

Increasing emotional stability is possible through the practice of mindfulness, breathing, therapy, meditation and other stimuli. Thus, the result of this trace can change according to how much the mapped seeks to increase its stability.

Therefore, if the reports have differences in the clusters and scales regarding emotional stability, talk to the mapper trying to understand what he did, how he worked to develop emotional stability and what changes he noticed over time. If these issues were worked on and felt by the mapped, it justifies the change in emotional stability in the test, and can be considered valid.

4 – Trauma

Although rare, traumatic situations can be responsible for changes in personality aspects, which impacts the change in the L.A.B.E.L.

The most common traumas that can impact personality are:

  • Death of important people;
  • Crimes;
  • Robbery;
  • Accidents;
  • Situation of extreme fear or danger;
  • Physical, mental or emotional violence;
  • Big disappointments;
  • Drastic changes.

Does this mean that all people who go through some kind of trauma have their personality affected? Negative! The reaction to all situations will vary from person to person.

Here, at People & Results, we had the case of a client who wanted to remake the L.A.B.E.L. a few years after doing it for the first time. Even telling him that it was unnecessary and asking the reason for this desire, he did not give further explanations and insisted that he wanted to take the test to find out if anything had changed. Well, test done and the result was the same, identical to the first performed. Feedback given and then the professional told the reason for having done another test, he had witnessed a suicide, and, with this great trauma, he wanted to find out if his personality had been impacted.

Therefore, there are no rules, each one will react to the traumas experienced in a different way and the situations must be studied on a case-by-case basis. To understand if the result of the mapping in question was different due to some trauma, it is necessary to have a deep conversation with him. The tone must be delicate, seeking information about the traumas, the worst situations ever experienced by the mapped person, and, more importantly, what changes he felt after them. If the respondent reveals something of great importance, this may be the reason for the difference between the results, as he has also changed and the new report represents his new personality.

5 – Dissociative Identity Disorder

Lastly, we have Dissociative Identity Disorder, which is the rarest of all and the most difficult to identify. Still, it’s important to know about it, so you’re prepared if you come across such a situation.
Dissociative identity disorder, multiple personalities or alter egos, is a condition in which the person has more than one personality, which can even be opposites.

The biggest difficulty in cases like this is that the person being mapped will not always be aware of his condition and it may take a long time for the professional who applies the L.A.B.E.L. identify the real reason for the divergence of answers.

In all our history we had only one such case here, we racked our brains a lot to understand why the mapped person stopped recognizing himself with the test results and why the new result was completely different from the previous one. In the short term we investigated and no answers, it crossed our minds ‘Could the L.A.B.E.L. got it wrong?’, but years later the justification came. It was a case of dissociative identity disorder, and each of the tests performed represented one of the mapped’s personalities.

Important recommendations

It will not always be easy to identify the reason that generated the divergence of results between the reports of the same map. The most common situations to happen are the first two, the differences given due to problems or variations in Control Indices or Moods. So it is very worthwhile to study these aspects further in L.A.B.E.L. It is also important to know the other reasons for and know what situations you may encounter and how to act in them.

Want to understand this subject in more depth? Need help with cases of conflicting results? Talk to us!

Published in July 2022.

AUTHOR [Danielle Amate]
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