FIRO® (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation®)

The 2 instruments in the FIRO® suite are:


The FIRO-B® (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behaviour™) instrument

The FIRO Business™ assessment


The FIRO-B® instrument was developed by Will Schutz in the late 1950’s and has been the instrument of choice for learning and development professionals, coaches, and counsellors for more than 50 years. It describes the deeply held psychological needs which affect your relationships with others at work and outside work.


The FIRO Business™ assessment was developed in 2008 to give busy executives a more business related report, focusing on workplace applications. It also produces an excellent FIRO Business™ Leadership Report which shows your strengths and development areas in leadership.


The instruments are available in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional) and 10 other languages.


To learn more about the FIRO® instruments select from the following chapters below:


Overview of the FIRO® instrument

FIRO® Sample Reports

Taking Your FIRO® Assessments

FIRO® Application Programmes

FIRO® Certification Programme