The PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) got out of his storage closet… I mean office… and took an early vacation before crunching a year’s worth of Personality Dimensions® workshop statistics, so this year’s published statistics are a little later than usual. The PD Stats Robot and the rest of the staff at CLSR Inc. would like to thank all of the Certified Trainers who took the time to send in their workshop statistics over the past year. Collecting workshop statistics allows us to do further research on the reliability and validity of Personality Dimensions®. If you look at the Primary Colour Breakdowns over the past 13 years, you will notice very little change with them over time; In fact, there is no change over last year’s percentage breakdowns. Full statistics for the Canadian market, including this year’s are published every year in July and are posted at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/published-statistics
Collecting workshop statistics also helps us in creating new products. For example, the job categories found in Career Dimensions™ were taken directly from the statistics reported to us by Certified Trainers. Your statistics also helped us in developing the upcoming PD for Youth Online™, and a few other things that will be announced in the coming months.
We ask that every time you conduct an Introductory or Application Session, even if you had your clients take the assessment online, that your keep track of your participants’ Primary Colour Preference, and Introversion/Extraversion preference. You can find a form on the disk included with your Building Blocks/Manual to do this. Statistics can then be faxed in to 905-760-0113, or emailed to email@example.com. You can also submit your statistics through the web at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/submit-your-statistics.
Once received at our office, our PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) diligently processes and categorizes every number and colour submitted! Also remember to submit your statistics even if you are administering Personality Dimensions® Online. Remember that the assessment component isn’t the final word on an individual’s primary colour, especially if scores are close; clarification also comes from the Brightening Group exercises in a workshop.
It has always been our aim to make Personality Dimensions® as widely accessible to as many people as possible around the world. You may remember earlier this year we asked you, the ones who deliver Personality Dimensions® all the time, where you wanted us to focus our efforts next. Overwhelmingly you told us that you wanted to have PD Basics™ put online… and we’ve done just that! We could have just put the paper-based assessment online, but that just isn’t our style… we wanted to give your more. PD Basics Online™ has all the same parts as the paper-based assessment but we’ve added to the report to include other areas: Getting Along With the four personalities, Problems Caused By, Rewarding each of the personalities, and descriptions of Preferred Work Environments.
PD Basics™ was created with lower English literacy skills in mind. It was painstakingly edited, reviewed, re-edited, and reviewed many times over to bring it to a reasonable and consistent grade level; It falls somewhere between a grade 4 -5 on the Flesch–Kincaid readability test. It uses the same concepts, and some of the same terminology at the original Personality Dimensions® assessment, but removes the colloquialisms, and slang terms that can be difficult to understand for adults who are learning English, or have lower literacy skills.
If you’re working with youth/teenagers, this assessment isn’t for you. We have a different version of Personality Dimensions® for them – PD for Youth™. PD for Youth™ uses phrases, terminology, and life experiences that are more in line with this age group, and is more relatable. Right now it is available in the paper-based format with Participant Packs™ and Dimensions Cards™, but we are working hard to get it up and running online for the beginning of September. PD for Youth Online™ will have a bunch of new content for the report, and all new Dimensions Cards™, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready.
Access to PD Basics Online™ has already been added to existing qualifying accounts on CLSRassessments.com, but if you want to try it out for yourself, let us know and we can add a free credit to your account so you can see how it looks. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 1-877-680-0200 / 905-760-0111.