The key to effective interpersonal relationships

The FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) instrument uncovers profound insights into the motivations underlying behaviour. It quickly identifies and resolves interpersonal relationship issues, helping to build trust and remove barriers to progress in teams and individuals.

FIRO - a powerful problem-solver

FIROThe FIRO tool goes straight to the core of relationships by helping you understand who people are and what drives them. It is the ultimate ice-breaker and an indispensible troubleshooter, addressing the unseen interpersonal barriers that can hold a business back.

The FIRO-B and FIRO Business tools

The FIRO framework empowers individuals by enhancing their self-awareness, so that they can make conscious choices about how they behave from a repertoire of different styles. There are two versions of the instrument to choose from:

  • FIRO-B is the classic, heritage tool with a wide range of supporting materials.
  • FIRO Business uses business-applicable vocabulary to talk about the FIRO-B dimensions, making it well suited for all levels of an organisation. Its international norms make it especially useful when you are working cross-culturally.

FIRO - key features

  • Pinpoints individual needs, wants, relationship styles and behaviour
  • Identifies tensions between how you treat others and how you like to be treated
  • Great coaching tool, assessing management style, team dynamics, relationships and group culture
  • Combined with the MBTI tool, it can reveal how interpersonal behaviour affects the expression of type
  • Easy online administration of the FIRO tool via OPPassessment

How do I buy the FIRO tool?

In order to maintain rigorous standards of quality in the field of personality assessment, access to the FIRO questionnaire and associated products is restricted to qualified FIRO practitioners. This means that in order to use and buy the FIRO tool, you must attend our FIRO Qualifying Programme.


  • Building trust
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership development
  • Building resilience
  • Talent identification
  • Team development

Qualify to use this tool: discover the FIRO Qualifying Programme

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FIRO - Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation

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FIRO-B® Profile Report

FIRO-B® Profile Report

This basic FIRO-B report provides qualified FIRO practitioners with a respondent’s scores on the FIRO-B questionnaire in a simple grid format. It forms the basis for independent interpretation by the more experienced practitioner.

FIRO B Profile Report
FIRO-B Profile Report

FIRO-B® Interpretive Report for Organisations

FIRO-B® Interpretive Report for Organisations

The FIRO-B Interpretive Report for Organisations draws on the FIRO-B instrument’s analysis of interpersonal needs in an organisational setting. This report shows an individual’s needs in relation to Inclusion, Control and Affection, and then explores these results in more detail in the context of the work environment.

The report helps individuals in planning career development, increasing their job satisfaction, improving their effectiveness in teams and identifying the strengths and development areas of their leadership style. The report is particularly useful to practitioners when used in team communication and leadership development.

FIRO-B Interpretive Report
FIRO-B Interpretive Report for Organisations

FIRO Business® Profile Report

FIRO Business® Profile Report

The FIRO Business Profile Report provides a basic summary of FIRO Business results in a clean, graphical style, and is the ideal starting place for a qualified FIRO practitioner to start their own interpretation.

The FIRO Business reports are designed specifically for use in the workplace, using business-focused language to describe FIRO theory and questionnaire results. The reports are designed for use with clients who want to understand their interpersonal relationships, and gain an understanding of how they influence workplace behaviours and leadership style.

This report looks at Expressed and Wanted interpersonal needs in three areas that affect work relationships: Involvement, Influence and Connection – terminology that can be used to directly replace the traditional FIRO® names for Inclusion, Control and Affection within the FIRO framework.

FIRO Business Profile Report
FIRO Business Profile Report

FIRO Business® Leadership Report

FIRO Business® Leadership Report

The FIRO Business Leadership Report is particularly valuable to businesses as it presents key insights for relating to direct reports, superiors and peers, influencing and negotiating, making decisions and setting priorities.

FIRO Business Leadership Report
FIRO Business Profile Report