Personality Dimensions® Statistics

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PD Stats Robot (Patent Still Pending)

It’s that time of year again when the PD Stats Robot (patent still pending) finally gets to take a short rest after crunching a year’s worth of Personality Dimensions® workshop statistics.  The PD Stats Robot and the rest of the staff at Career/LifeSkills Resources 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 12 years, you will notice very little change with them over time.  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 PD for Youth™.

We ask that every time you conduct an Introductory or Application Session 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 stats@clsr.ca.  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.

Personality Dimensions® – No Hot Pets Pledge

MollyIf anyone has visited us at the Career/LifeSkills office in Aurora, you may have met our unofficial mascot, Molly.  She convinced us to take the #NoHotPets pledge, and invite anyone who brings their furry friends along to pickup their order, to please bring them inside.  Molly is an Authentic Blue (with a high secondary Organized Gold – don’t mess with her schedule!) and cares deeply about her fellow furry creatures in this weather.

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Personality Dimensions® – New Web-Based Assessment Application

Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. Celebrates Launch of New Web-Based Assessment Application.

Leading Personality Assessment Publisher Creates New User Experience Application for Personality Dimensions Online.

main-page-monitorAurora, ON: Today, Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc., a leading publisher of career development and organizational development materials, specializing in personality assessments, announced the launch of their new web-based assessment application, CLSRassessments.co.  Since launching Personality Dimensions® Online 7 years ago, Career/LifeSkills has seen exponential growth with Certified Trainers around the world.  Existing clients who would like to switch to the new application today can contact info@clsr.ca or 1-877-680-0200 with their request.

Upon seeing the newly developed CLSRassessments web application, Career/LifeSkills Resources Director, Denise Hughes remarked, “After many months of hard work and refinement I am absolutely delighted to see the new, fully revised and mobile friendly, CLSRassessments web application. It has been a labour of love that came about as a direct result of the feedback that we’ve received from our clients around the world. The new look and feel, along with the new features are sure to benefit everyone.”

Redevelopment of the application has taken several months, mindfully incorporating the feedback and suggestions from Certified Trainers who have utilized the previous application as part of their toolkit.  New features include:

  • Full mobile accessibility. Facilitators and clients can access the application using a smart phone, tablet, iPad, netbook, laptop, or desktop anywhere in the world with internet access.
  • New assessment reports: Updated and refreshed, each assessment has a newly designed/researched report.

 

About the company: Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. is a publisher and distributor of career development and organizational development materials, specializing in assessments, curriculums, videos, and books.  Founded in 1998 Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. has prided itself in listening to its clients, and offering the best resources based to meet their needs.  Career/LifeSkills Resouces Inc. launched its premier resource, Personality Dimensions® in 2003 which has been experienced by over 1 million individuals to date.

Personality Dimensions® Statistics

PD Stats Robot (Patent Pending)
PD Stats Robot (Patent Pending)

It’s that time of year again when the PD Stats Robot (patent pending) finally gets to take a rest after crunching a year’s worth of Personality Dimensions® workshop statistics.  The PD Stats Robot and the rest of the staff at Career/LifeSkills Resources 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 11 years, you will notice very little change with them over time.  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 PD for Youth™.

We ask that every time you conduct an Introductory or Application Session 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 stats@clsr.ca.  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 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.

Personality Dimensions® – Greetings from Hong Kong

It seems like yesterday when I delivered my very first Personality Dimensions® workshop in Hong Kong in July 2005 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Continuing Education Program!  From then onward, we started training qualified Personality Dimensions®  Trainers in Hong Kong, and translating the materials into Chinese.  To date, we are an active network of 1,171 Level 1 Trainers and 53 Level 2 Facilitators in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Macau!  We have developed the Chinese Participant pack (which is translated from the English Basic version), Chinese Dimension Cards, Chinese Picture Card and Poster Card, Chinese Career Dimensions, and Personality Dimensions® Manual and Building Blocks.

2016-06-09 20.40.23We held our very first Talking in Colour on January 23, 2016 which was well attended by trainers, and we decided we should continue this tradition so that the trainers have a platform to share their experiences and learn about new Personality Dimensions®  materials.

Stay tuned for the pre-order of Chinese PD for Youth.   We have just completed the translation of the PD for Youth Dimension and Picture Cards, PD for Youth Participant Pack, and PD for Youth Power Point Presentation CD.   We will be posting the link for pre-ordering in the next week or two!   The items will be offers at 30% discount during the pre-order period.  We have also begun the translation of the 2nd edition of the Personality Dimensions® Manual and Building Blocks.  Last but not least, we are working on the development of the Chinese PD-Online system.  We encountered major programming problems, which delayed our launch in the beginning of 2016.  We have to painfully decide to scrap the whole system and start from scratch again.  The good news is we have found a great programmer, who is working on the system as we speak.  The expected delivery date of the Chinese PD- Online system is October 2016.  We will keep you posted of any new developments.

Please feel free to drop me a line or two…or drop by when you venture out to Hong Kong!

Have a great summer!

 

Angela ShikAngela Shik, PhD MSW is a PD Master Trainer the Director of Dr Motivate  – Distributor of Personality Dimensions materials in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan.  She can be reached at angela@drmotivate.com.  Her office is at Level 15 Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Personality Dimensions® – Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day from all the staff at Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. – Personality Dimensions’ publisher.  Our office will close at 3:30pm EST (thanks boss!), and will reopen Monday July 4th.  Have a safe and happy long weekend!

Personality Dimensions® – Congratulations!

Congratulations to the latest class of Personality Dimensions Level I and Level II trainers.  Master trainers Michael Tudor and Larry Konyu shared their years of experience with this group to get them ready to go out on their own!  Find out more about Michael and Larry and the training they offer at their website at www.kondor.ca.


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Personality Dimensions® – Everything Counts

Warehouse BoxesJust as Santa Claus has to make his list and check it twice every year, Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. has to do its annual inventory count… and there are a lot of Personality Dimensions® resources to list, and check twice; every Picture Card, every Dimensions card, and every Participant Pack needs to be accounted for.  The staff will be working tirelessly over the next two days to make this happen.  I suggested to management that we just count up the number of Inquiring Greens, Resourceful Oranges, Authentic Blues, and Organized Golds since there are always four.  Needless to say I was told to get back to counting!

During this time you may not be able to get us on the phone right away, but don’t worry, just leave us a detailed message, or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  We are also unable to ship any orders during this time.  If you are really in a bind, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.  If all goes smoothly… and it usually does, we will start shipping orders again this Friday.

Personality Dimensions® Colourful Strengths

The power of Personality Dimensions® is in the whole experience; it is part assessment and part self-discovery process.  After individuals complete their assessments, they get to work with others with the same Dimensions to help clarify and reinforce their results.  One of the first questions groups are asked to answer is “what are your natural strengths?”  Since launching in 2004, hundreds of thousands of people have experienced a Personality Dimensions® Introductory Session. With all these people you would think that there would be a huge number of different answers to this question, but in fact we keep seeing the same ones over and over again.  So here it is… the top 10 strengths each of the four Personality Dimensions® see in themselves…

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It’s great that these same responses keep coming up over and over again, but what happens if you are facilitating a group, and you are missing representation from one of the Dimensions?  It can easily happen; statistically there are fewer Inquiring Greens and Resourceful Oranges than there are Authentic Blues and Organized Golds.  Knowing this could be a challenge, especially to new Personality Dimensions® Trainers, we created Phantom Groups – Virtual Flip-Charts for Personality Dimensions® Brightened Groups.  Phantom Groups are, simply, sample representative flip-charts from previous groups.

 

The flip-charts selected to appear in Phantom Groups are reproductions of actual flip-charts created by Personality Dimensions® groups over an eight year period. They are typical representations, not tailored to any special groups, just as you would expect to be generated at an introductory workshop. The contents are an accurate reproduction of what each group contributed, using computer graphics to make them easier to read.  Lynda McKim, who compiled the Phantom Groups charts, saved these and carried them with her to each Introductory Workshop, just in case she needed them.  Now, instead of carrying an awkward mailing tube, with flip-chart papers, you only need the Phantom Groups disc in your toolbox.

Personality Dimensions® Guide to Pumpkin Carving

That time of year is upon us — the air gets a chill to it, and the leaves start to change colour; but best of all, we get to carve pumpkins, and hand out candy to kids who go door-to-door in a variety of costumes that range from adorable, to frightening, and hilarious, to strange!  With that in mind, I present: The Personality Dimensions Guide to Pumpkin Carving!

When carving a pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern, the possibilities are endless, and the task can be quite overwhelming.  So what’s the solution?  Let your Personality Dimensions be your guide!  Each of the four Dimensions (Authentic Blue, Inquiring Green, Organized Gold, and Resourceful Orange) all have different approaches to the task, but have the same motivation for getting there… fun!

 

Inquiring Green PumpkinPumpkin Carving with an Inquiring Green

Chances are the Inquiring Green has been thinking about carving this year’s pumpkin for a while.  Last year’s design was pretty good, but they know it can be even greater this year.  For the Inquiring Green, it’s not just about going out and getting a pumpkin from the store, they need to figure out the best date to get one, making sure to not get one too early, and risk it going rotten; and not going too late, knowing that the best ones will be picked over.  Once that has been determined, the next task is choosing the pumpkin itself; the Inquiring Green will pick through all the bins, carefully making comparisons, and finally landing on the perfect one.

When it’s time to carve the pumpkin, it is best to let the Inquiring Green go at it them self.  You can still be supportive, but remember that when Inquiring Greens get focussed on a project, they often tune out the outside world.  At this point, the Inquiring Green will pull out their specially designed pumpkin-carving tools.  The process will start with determining where to cut the top off, then be followed by carefully sketching out or tracing on an amazingly creative design that has already been determined.  Then comes the real challenge, the actual carving… this process may take a while, the Inquiring Green aims for perfection; but that’s okay, they like a good challenge.  In the end, they get to stand back, and admire a job well-done!

Remember, always be supportive when an the Inquiring Green is working hard on a project, and give them space when needed, but feel free to jump in if you see them using explosives to carve out their design… no matter how much they have researched it!

 

Organized Gold PumpkinPumpkin Carving with an Organized Gold

When Hallowe’en rolls around for the Organized Gold, it is safe to say that they have been making plans for some time.  Like the Inquiring Green, they are likely to buy a pumpkin well before October 31st to avoid any Pumpkin-related stress.  Traditions and time with family are greatly important to the Organized Gold, so picking out a pumpkin is likely to be a family affair.  Just keep in mind that they have likely already thought about the size and shape of pumpkin they want, so don’t try to stray too far from their plan.

When the time comes to carve the pumpkin, let the Organized Gold share their plan before diving in.  They will often enjoy having others help them with the carving and cleaning out the inside, but don’t get ahead of the game and start doing things out of order.  Most importantly, remember to keep things neat!  They will likely put an extra cover on the table or counter to control the mess, and have a couple of large bowls handy to put all the pumpkin “guts” in.  The Organized Gold will often want others to join them.  Carving the design in the pumpkin is also a planned out process; you likely won’t see the Organized Gold free-handing a design with a knife.  Let them draw/trace their design on… bearing in mind that it is likely to be the same design as last year’s, and the year before, and the years before that… After all, it’s family tradition!  For the Organized Gold, “if it ‘aint broke… don’t fix it!”

Remember, carving the pumpkin is only part of the process; everything needs to be cleaned up after, and the seeds need to be roasted.  Once this is all done, the Organized Gold can stand back and admire their work.

 

Resourceful Orange PumpkinPumpkin Carving with a Resourceful Orange

Hallowe’en is a favourite time of year for the Resourceful Orange; it’s the one time of year that anything goes!  There’s a very good chance that the Resourceful Orange has waited until October 31st to get their pumpkin.  Given that the isn’t generally a very big selection left by this time, and they still have a number of things left to do during the day, the Resourceful Orange won’t be spending a long time searching for the “perfect” pumpkin.  They are very adept at making quick decisions, and can size up a pumpkin in a short period of time.

The Resourceful Orange works well under pressure, and in this case it’s necessary.  By the time they get the pumpkin home, there just isn’t a lot of time for planning out a design, or executing a very intricate one.  Feel free to jump in to help get things done, that pumpkin isn’t going to scoop itself out!   More likely than not, you will see the Resourceful Orange freehand a design with a knife; it’s also safe to say that it won’t resemble last year’s design either.  They are also not too worried about making a mistake, the Resourceful Orange is quick to adapt; did the knife go a little too far along for one cut?  Not to worry, they just change up the design on the fly!

Remember, while Resourceful Oranges may like an all hands on deck approach to get the task done; try to avoid telling them that they are doing something wrong; they see pumpkin carving as a fluid and creative process.  Just encourage them to get the job done, so everyone can sit back, and enjoy some bite-sized candy.

 

Authentic Blue PumpkinPumpkin Carving with an Authentic Blue

Pumpkin carving is a favourite activity of the Authentic Blue; it can involve friends, family, neighbours, pets, and acquaintances. Chances are the Authentic Blue hasn’t put a lot of time into planning the pumpkin carving experience, but they likely aren’t leaving it to last minute either.  The Authentic Blue will arrive at their favourite pumpkin retailer with full entourage in tow.  They will likely seek the opinions of others when it comes to choosing a good one.  The Authentic Blue is also likely to come home with more than one pumpkin to avoid conflict over choosing just one, and make everyone happy.

The Authentic Blue may have difficulty deciding on a design for their pumpkin, and will ask for input from others.  But they need not worry, since they have bought a number of pumpkins, they can choose a different theme or expression for each one.  After gathering their group to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for inspiration, the Authentic Blue will get down to the task at hand.  They will likely equip everyone involved with their own set of pumpkin carving tools and set to work.  The Authentic Blue will offer words of encouragement while everyone does their part, and jump in to help when needed.  After everyone is done carving a different emotion into their respective pumpkin, the Authentic Blue can admire the work that everyone has done and offer their congratulations.

Remember, when carving pumpkins with the Authentic Blue, try not to take things too seriously and just enjoy the experience.  If they see you struggling with any aspect of the task, they will likely offer their assistance; as an experienced pumpkin carver they are only trying to mentor those that need help.  Let them be part of your process and they will appreciate you for it.

 

Hallowe’en is a great time of year for everyone to express their creativity and have fun at the same time… not to mention the candy!  If you follow The Personality Dimensions Guide to Pumpkin Carving everyone is certain to have a great Hallowe’en pumpkin carving experience.  Remember, be safe, and most of all, have fun!

 

BradBrad Whitehorn, BA is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc.  He was thrown in to the career development field headfirst after completing a Communications degree in 2005, and hasn’t looked back!  Since then, Brad has worked on the development, implementation and certification for various career and personality assessments (including Personality Dimensions®), making sure that Career Development Practitioners get the right tools to best serve their clients.