What is Human Dynamics?

Human Dynamics is a body of knowledge that provides crucial tools and practices needed for people to understand and value each others unique capabilities, enhance working relationships, grow professionally, and deliver results that involve everyone's contribution.

During the initial research of Human Dynamics a significant discovery was made about people.  We found the existence of three different energy systems in people and began to study and document these findings in films.  It became clear to us that these energy systems were innate and form the foundation of how we function in the world.  We call these energy systems, the three universal principles.  These three principles are – the mental principle (objective), the emotional principle (relational), and the physical principle (operational).  The mental principle in all of us is related to our ability to focus, think logically, create structure, maintain objectivity and hold a long-range perspective.  The emotional principle in all of us is related to our ability to build relationships, communicate with others, express our feelings, make connections and engage in creative endeavors. The physical principle in all of us is related to our ability to gather information in a practical way and manifest something concrete in the physical world.


Although the mental, emotional, and physical principles are active in a dynamic interplay in everyone, we are “organized” in such a way that one of these three principles predominates as our primary principle, or center.  Some people are “mentally centered,” with a primary center that is mental (objective), some people are “emotionally centered,” with a primary center that is emotional (relational), and some people are “physically centered,” with a primary center that is physical (operational).

These three ways of being centered have distinctly different inner experiences and ways of functioning in the world.  Mentally centered people are by nature detached and objective, and they think and plan in a linear, logical, sequential way.  Emotionally centered people are naturally connective with others, and they think and plan in a non-linear, more spontaneous way, in part guided by their feelings, their intuitions and their interactions with others.  Physically centered people are naturally grounded and practical.  They think and plan in a systemic way by gathering large amounts of information which they connect together as they plan and create.  

Over the past 35 years, Human Dynamics has conducted extensive worldwide research with many thousands of people, who have experienced Human Dynamics in the form of seminars and training programs.  As a result of this extensive research, five predominate human systems, referred to as personality dynamics were identified.  Each personality dynamic differs greatly from those of another personality dynamic in how they process information, learn best, prefer to communicate and relate with others, perform on teams, solve problems, remember events, respond to stress and stay healthy.  

Remarkably, the different personality dynamics appear to be so foundational in the human makeup, that they exist the world over, independent of culture, race, gender or age.  An individual’s personality dynamic can be identified in childhood, even in infants as young as 6 months of age.

The five most prevalent personality dynamics are: the mental-physical personality dynamic, two variations on emotional centering (emotional-mental and emotional-physical), and two variations on physical centering (physical-mental and physical-emotional).   Since these five personality dynamics constitute 99% of humanity, these are ones we focus on in our various Human Dynamics® training programs.

It is important to note that all of the personality dynamics are of equal value.  It is not “better” to be one rather than another.  It is how the different systems function that is different.  These discoveries are of the utmost significance for understanding the requirements for health and well-being of everyone.

We invite you to learn about our programs and discover the leading practices that are at the heart of Human Dynamics. The invaluable information and knowledge that can be gleaned will transform your organization into a true learning environment of success.