Personality Types, Psychology of Motivation and Pain

This course is only available in French.

This course will allow you to better understand the psychological challenges to overcome when a patient suffers from pain. You will learn how to choose the right words to encourage them to do their exercises, how to adjust your speech and how to accompany them in order to motivate them in the management of their problem.

During this course, different personality profiles will be detailed and adaptation strategies for the professional will be proposed. Role plays will be used to illustrate the real challenges of your daily professional life.

The course will help you to better understand your patients and to adapt your interventions according to their personality type. It will help you keep your patients motivated in adopting a healthy lifestyle and in their management. It will allow you to identify the real barriers that create resistance to treatment and exercise. More specifically, this course is based on the UX Motivation method. A theory of self-determination developed by professors Edward Deci and Richard Ryan in the early 1970s. This theory is a model of the psychological functioning of human motivation. It is based on the identification of three fundamental needs, which should necessarily be satisfied to allow individuals to carry out an action perceived as “motivated”. Although this theory has already been applied by professionals in many fields (parenting, education, sports, psychotherapy, work management, etc.), it remains relatively unknown in the health field. Nevertheless, it offers concrete applications to stimulate motivation on a daily basis.


  1. Understanding pain management from 2 perspectives:
    • personality profiles
    • self-determined motivation
  2. Acquire effective communication skills to intervene effectively with different personalities.
  3. Use the “UXmotivation” intervention method based on self-determined motivation.