Psychological Segmentation


Discovery of the Ontogenetic Structure of Psychological Segmentation (*)

The Unicist Psychological Segmentation is based on Conceptual Psychology. It is the segmentation that defines the type of relation an individual has with a product/service. An individual adapts to reality within limits. Conceptual psychology established the limits of an individual’s context.

Psychological SegmentationPsychology defines the personal myths of individuals. Fallacious myths produce stereotypical behaviors. True myths describe human typologies.

The unicist ontology of the psychological segmentation can be defined as:

Psychological segmentation shows four segments in the relation of the individual with the product or service:

  • Emotive
  • Affective
  • Protective
  • Authoritative

Emotive

This typology establishes emotional relations with products and services. These relations are naturally unstable. When “emotive” individuals are in the expansive cycle they establish pleasure-driven relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a “child-child” relation with products.

Affective

The affective typology seeks stable caring relations with products and services. There is an implicit fear of abandonment. They cannot let go. When they are in the expansive cycle they establish interdependent relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a “child-parent” relation with products.

Protective

“Protective” individuals protect the goods they buy. They care about them. When they are in the expansive cycle they establish dominant relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a protective “mother-child” relation with the product. They need to possess products so they feel they are in charge of them.

Authoritative

They use products and services functionally and carefully. They respect the identity of objects. When they are in the expansive cycle they establish functional relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a “father-child” relation with products. They change the products/services when they do not fulfill the implicit promises.

(*) This development is one of the “100 major unicist discoveries that are changing the world”
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Segmentation is the core of successful marketing actions

Unicist Object Driven Marketing is based on a segmentation that allows, on the one hand, an accurate definition of the “what”, “what for”, “why” and “how” a segment buys, and on the other hand, the transformation of this abstract knowledge into objects to influence the clients and expand the markets.

Unicist Market SegmentationSegments necessarily preexist to segmentation. They cannot be invented, they have to be discovered. The unicist approach to segmentation includes all the levels of processes that happen in the consumer’s mind when making a purchasing decision.

Unicist Object Driven Marketing is the most effective way for marketing because it follows the nature of the consumer’s mind and uses the most powerful technological tools to communicate.

When dealing with human behavior, fundamentals lay the grounding of human attitudes but the environmental and materialistic needs define the drivers of what people desire, want, need and buy.

Unicist ontology considers that the ontology of a functional reality is unique and cross-cultural but its operation varies according to the culture.

That is the reason why “Design globally, operate locally” gains a strong meaning. In this sense, the cross-cultural concepts are called invariables, while the operational shape such invariables take, varies from culture to culture.

Unicist Market Mix is an approach to influence the markets, its segments and individuals in the most profitable way: approaching their nature.

Understanding cultures, segments and products makes the unicist marketing mix approach possible. The unicist marketing mix establishes the successive and simultaneous actions to influence the consumer’s or user’s purchasing decision.

Diana Belohlavek

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