MindSonar gives a 30+ page text report, as well as an Excel file (often used to calculate team profiles) and a graphic chart of the results. This is what the chart looks like:
Some points to note about this diagram:
- Looking at the top part of the graph, you see the Sonar Diagram (the green sonar image) with the four most prominent Meta Programs and the most prominent Graves Categories. This view gives a quick impression of the most important scores.
- The graphics in the Sonar Diagram are ‘dynamic’: the higher the score the larger the graphic.
- On the top of the page on the right side, above the Sonar Diagram, you see the criteria and their opposites. This is literally what the respondent finds important. The criteria are listed in order of importance. During the administration MindSonar tests whether or not this order is correct.
- Under the criteria (the colored circles) the Graves categories are shown. They are ordered from smallest to largest. Under the horizontal line, corresponding circles are shown, representing the general population with averages and standard deviations.
- The bottom half of the diagram page shows the Meta Program scores. In this example the scores are shown as single bars. In the text these bars are repeated with the averages and standard deviations for the general population for comparison.
- Under the Meta Program bars there is a second bar graph. This graph shows the response times (with average and standard deviations for that individual person). Red bars indicate exceptionally long response times, green bars indicate exceptionally short response times. Response time is assumed to reflect uncertainty in answering, with longer response times indicating less certainty and shorter response times indicating more certainty. Please note: the person is compared with themselves. The response times for a given Meta Program are compared with the response times for all Meta Programs.