FEBRUARY 20, 2023 - Alice Inoue is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happiness U, an educational establishment located in Honolulu, Hawaii that helps individuals find clarity and answers to all aspects of life and work challenges. In 2019 she created a unique personality assessment that is now gaining ground in the world of corporate team building.
Her personality assessment debuted in 2019 in her 8th book, titled Master Your Superpowers. The assessment is based on the ancient Chinese five-element system of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal, and highlights each person’s unique elemental composition in the form of personified superheroes. It further correlates the elements to an archetype that supports the positive expression of one’s innate “superpowers.”
Originally designed for individuals to gain self-insight, this assessment is now being used by some of the largest companies in the world such as Honeywell, Leidos and McDonalds. They have found that it is not a fun team building activity, but is useful for fostering better communication between employees. According to users, it’s a fun new alternative to traditional psychometric tests such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DiSC Assessment, StrengthFinders 2.0, and Insights Discovery.
The results of the Master Your Superpower assessment uncovers specific facets of one’s identity, useful in creating a better relationship not only with oneself, but with others. Companies are finding that when employees know one another’s element, it brings the language of elements to the workplace in a light-hearted way, which helps foster the harmony needed for increased productivity.
The 10-minute assessment instantly reveals not only an individual’s primary elements, but one of 20 archetypes Inoue created with names such as the Innovative Idealist, Calm Connector and Focused Visionary.
About Alice Inoue and Happiness U:
Alice Inoue, nationally award-winning author, life expert and founder of Happiness U has helped hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals find clarity. Her unique brand of life wisdom is featured in her nine books on self-growth and happiness. Her business, Happiness U, helps both organizations and individuals find answers to life’s challenges.