Positive Interpersonal Programming (PIP) helps you look at yourself and at your marriage and family relationships. It is not a test. Rather, PIP enables you to see your stronger and less strong areas, those things that you do better and those things that you do less well, those things within which you should find pride and satisfaction and those things deserving a little more time and attention from you.
Each section focuses on an important area of marriage and family life. Within each section are several statements about the most important interpersonal elements for that area. Going through all of the sections and statements will help you look at your strengths area by area and specifically at your strengths and less strong points within each area.
PIP helps you understand yourself and others in your home in many areas such as self management at home, managing conflict, managing the children, being sensitive to what others want for themselves, understanding the special ways you and others want people in your family to show love and caring, visiting back and forth with relatives and friends of others in the family, avoiding unnecessary financial difficulties or obligations, dealing effectively with the financial difficulties that arise from time to time, making sure that there are enough sexual opportunities, and much more.
Positive Interpersonal Programming also includes PIP for teachers and managers. PIP for Teachers is intended specifically for classroom teachers, but may be useful to anyone who is in a student/teacher relationship with someone else. The traits, qualities, and principles reflect “good teaching” regardless of the setting or situation.
PIP For Managers is a continuation of the PIP approach. The manager’s inventory is divided into sections, with statements included in each section. As is true for other sections, you may use it for yourself or to evaluate the behavior, approaches, and effectiveness of others with whom you are associated.
Thank you for considering PIP for your personal library. It will be a useful tool as you live and love with your family and work with others who have a direct influence on you and yours.