The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) focuses on developing intercultural competence, and it looks at a person's 'progression' along a series of intercultural adaptive stages from Denial to Acceptance and Adaptation. It's a well-known assessment in the intercultural field, but serves a different purpose from the GlobeSmart Profile. The GlobeSmart Profile does not look at where a person may be on a continuum of intercultural adaptability; rather the GlobeSmart Profile provides a snapshot of a user's current preferred styles or 'approaches' to interactions with others — e.g. you may have more of a task-oriented approach to working with others vs. a relationship-oriented approach — and allows the user to compare his/her profile on five 'dimensions' of culture with the average profiles of people from other cultures or individuals that the user invites to compare profiles.