to draw a quadrant with four axes. An horizontal axis “hostile/friendly”, a vertical axis “submissive/dominant”, a diagonal from right to left “introverted/extroverted” and a diagonal from left to right “separated/connected”. The circumplex is a powerful tool to understand the relationships between people and how they are positioned relative to each other. Choose the influential people for your project and place them in the circumplex. Observe each person’s position.
๏ Have you thought about all the significant people?
๏ Are people positioned appropriately?
๏ How did you define the positioning of each person?
๏ Are there any gaps in the chart? Why are they there? Would it be better if the gaps were filled?
๏ How can you fill the the gaps?
๏ Are there “extreme people” on the graph? If not, would it be better if there were? If so, would it be better to remove them?
๏ Are people’s friends in the same quadrant, or different quadrants?
๏ Are supporters of the project in the same quadrant, or in different quadrants?
๏ Are defiant people to the project in the same quadrant, or in different quadrants?
๏ And if it was different?