Kashiwagi Solution Models (KSMs) were created to identify who an individual is with the least amount of information possible. We have observed that Type A individuals tend to have specific tendencies/characteristics while Type C people tend to have the opposite of that tendency/characteristic. (Information / No Information, Control / No Control, Decision Making / No Decision Making)
We call type A characteristics left side (LS) characteristics and Type C, right side (RS) characterisitcs. No person is 100% LS or 100% RS but a mixture of the two. The information level a person has will determine if he/she leans more towards the LS or RS of a characteristic. For instance a LS characteristic could be “planning” while the opposite RS characteristic would be “no planning”. The more information people have, the more they will lean towards the left side characteristic of planning.
The KSMs do not attempt to perfectly identify an individual but attempt to identify whether he/she has more characteristics which are LS/Type A or RS/Type C. All LS characteristics are related to one another, as are all RS characteristics. Therefore if an individual has some LS characteristics he/she is more likely to have many of the other LS characteristics; the same applies to RS characteristics. For example if you identify a person to be controlling and make many decisions this person will most likely talk more, worry a lot, be very self-centered, not pre-plan, blame others, and think win-lose. Therefore, by the identification of a few critical characteristics, we can know all the others a person is likely to have.
Major points of KSM
The purpose of KSMs is to identify who a person is with the least amount of information
LS characteristics are related to Type A people
RS characteristics are related to Type C people
All RS characteristics are related to one another and so are all LS characteristics
A person is never 100% LS or RS for any characteristic